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Midterm elections reveal effects of gerrymandered districts

Nov. 17, 2018 10:07 AM EST

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how...

Bucks use huge second half to rout Bulls 123-104

Nov. 17, 2018 1:28 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was seething over what he perceived as a lackadaisical effort in the first half Friday night and unloaded on his team at halftime. Message delivered. Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the...

Green Bay women beat No. 16 Missouri for first win of season

Nov. 16, 2018 11:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Frankie Wurtz hit three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to help Green Bay beat No. 16 Missouri 56-49 on Friday night. It was the highest ranked opponent Green Bay has ever beaten on the road. The Phoenix, who lost to No. 15 DePaul in Chicago last Friday, beat No. 24 Arizona...

Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother

Nov. 16, 2018 8:25 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was convicted Friday in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter for years to pretend to be disabled as part of a fraud scheme. Nicholas Godejohn, 29, of Big Bend, Wisconsin, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after being...

Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation

Nov. 16, 2018 5:35 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City. So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would...

On hot seat? Packers' McCarthy focuses on getting road win

Nov. 16, 2018 5:20 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike McCarthy knows his job is on the line. The Green Bay Packers' 13th-year head coach acknowledged he is aware that the team's 4-5-1 record has led to questions about his future. But he insisted he and the team are focused on next week's pivotal NFC North matchup with the Vikings...

Boilermakers, Badgers hope to rebound following losses

Nov. 16, 2018 1:50 PM EST

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough's resilience. During his first two seasons in West Lafayette, Brohm watched his quarterback rebound from frustrating performances, demoralizing injuries and the loss of his starting job. Blough's steady demeanor and inspirational words found a perfect home in...

Wilson caps Seattle's rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

Nov. 16, 2018 12:43 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle's defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race. "We've been through so much throughout this season it was time to get over the hump," Wagner said....

Potential classic on Monday night in Chiefs-Rams, now in LA

Nov. 15, 2018 11:33 PM EST

What some are calling the NFL's Game of the Year already has made huge headlines by being moved out of Mexico City because of poor playing conditions. Chiefs-Rams is back in Los Angeles, in prime time and, if it lives up to its billing, could be a wild, high-scoring affair. Regardless of who wins, both clubs...

Wisconsin's Walker open to limiting replacement's power

Nov. 15, 2018 7:21 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised Thursday he wouldn't "retreat" after losing re-election and signaled potential support for a variety of Republican-backed efforts to limit the power of his Democratic successor, including moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary. Walker, in...