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A new role for Steve Kerr: He gets to teach this season

Dec. 3, 2019 2:20 AM EST

Steve Kerr is teaching. And learning. That is his silver lining from this season. After five consecutive years of being No. 1 in the Western Conference — and ending up as NBA champions in three of those seasons — the Warriors are at the bottom of the league. Everyone knows why: Kevin Durant left,...

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

School appeals federal judge's decision over 'rapist' note

Nov. 8, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A school district Friday appealed a judge's decision to block a three-day suspension imposed on a 15-year-old student who posted comments about a "rapist" on a bathroom mirror. The Cape Elizabeth School Committee felt compelled to take the case to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of...

Somali who was target of threats wins US municipal election

Nov. 7, 2019 9:57 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The second-largest city in Maine, home to thousands of African newcomers, has elected a Somali American to its city council following a campaign that was marred by racist attacks and threats fueled by social media. Safiya Khalid, 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday for...

Future of Gulf of Maine draws scientists, leaders to event

Nov. 5, 2019 5:41 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists and leaders from New England and Canada are gathering in Maine this week for an event focused on what the warming of the ocean will mean for the region. The event's called the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium, and it's taking place in Portland until Friday....

Westbrook scores 21 as Rockets beat Thunder 116-112

Oct. 29, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Russell Westbrook helped the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night in his first meeting against his former team he insisted there weren't different emotions in facing the guys he played with for so long. "When I hoop I have no friends," he said. "On the court...

Judge blocks student suspension over note about 'rapist'

Oct. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a three-day suspension imposed on a high school student for posting comments about a "rapist" on a bathroom mirror, saying her comments were constitutionally protected free speech. U.S. District Judge Lance Walker granted the 15-year-old student's...

Correction: Sexual Assault-Suspension story

Oct. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about a student who was suspended over a bathroom note, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage of female students who report being forced into sexual contact in Maine. The figure was 16%, not 14%, according to the Maine Integrated Youth Health...