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Somali woman says Dunkin' Donuts worker called police on her

Oct. 18, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine college student says a Dunkin' Donuts worker refused her family service for speaking Somali and called the police. Twenty-year-old Hamdia Ahmed tells The Portland Press Herald the incident happened Monday when she and her family visited a Dunkin' Donuts location in Portland....

DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

Oct. 18, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn't want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn't received a trade he's requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota. DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio...

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Oct. 17, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too. Curry had 32...

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Oct. 16, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...

Democrats lining up to consider challenging Collins in 2020

Oct. 9, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Kavanaugh vote reshapes Maine senator's political future

Oct. 8, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Smashing debut: Giannis, Bucks cruise in new arena's opener

Oct. 4, 2018 1:35 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena. Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night in the first game at the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks had the look of contenders...

Donald Trump Jr. raises money for Maine Republicans

Oct. 1, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump's son is raising money for Republican candidates in Maine. Donald Trump Jr. spoke Monday night at a fundraising event at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. Republican guests included Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey, Senate Majority...

The Latest: Senate committee agrees to give Ford more time

Sep. 22, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that...