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Odom's 16 help Howard take down Morgan State 78-72

Feb. 24, 2024 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shy Odom had 16 points in Howard's 78-72 victory over Morgan State on Saturday night. Odom shot 4 of 8 from the field and 8 for 10 from the line for the Bison (12-15, 6-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Seth Towns added 15 points while going 4 of 10 from the...

Why AP isn't using 'presumptive nominee' to describe Trump, Biden

Feb. 24, 2024 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have won every contest so far by large margins and are the overwhelming favorites to once again win their parties' nomination for a second term, they're not the “presumptive nominees” just yet. ...

Love scores 28, No. 4 Arizona bounces back to beat Washington 91-75

Feb. 24, 2024 17:17 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — One of the hallmark's of Tommy Lloyd's tenure at Arizona has been the ability to bounce back from a loss. The Wildcats have been doing it for three years, winning every time, almost always in a blowout. Washington knew what was coming after the Wildcats lost to...

Northern Colorado faces Eastern Washington after Thomas' 20-point game

Feb. 24, 2024 03:45 AM EST

Eastern Washington Eagles (17-10, 11-3 Big Sky) at Northern Colorado Bears (17-10, 10-4 Big Sky) Greeley, Colorado; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado hosts the Eastern Washington Eagles after Saint Thomas scored 20 points in Northern Colorado's 76-62...

Biden tells governors he's eyeing executive action on immigration, seems 'frustrated' with lawyers

Feb. 23, 2024 20:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told the nation's governors on Friday that he's exploring what executive actions he can take to curb migration across the southern border after a bipartisan deal collapsed in Congress this month. He seemed to express frustration at the legal limits of his...

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Feb. 23, 2024 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with illegally retaining classified documents, claiming in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution even as that sweeping argument has so far in failed in federal...

NCAA president says Congress must act to preserve sports at colleges that can't pay athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Friday that action by Congress was needed to protect what he described as the “95 percent” of athletes whose ability to play college sports would be endangered by a court ruling or regulatory decision declaring them as employees of their...

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Feb. 23, 2024 17:38 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan by Israel's prime minister shows that his government seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 23, 2024 13:08 PM EST

Boston Globe. February 22, 2024. Editorial: THC-infused gummies shouldn’t be sold without regulation Makers of hemp-derived products don’t pay the state’s marijuana taxes, creating unfair competition to legal marijuana dispensaries. Massachusetts...

First lady Jill Biden implores an 'often mired in gridlock' Congress to follow governors' lead

Feb. 23, 2024 11:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden lamented the partisanship that permeates Capitol Hill and politics writ large, telling governors at the White House that she wished more lawmakers would follow their lead. She spoke on Friday in the White House's East Room to state chief...