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Booker holds back on questions about 'Empire' actor attack

Feb. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for President's Day...

Marshall scores 25 to lift Rider over St. Peter's 71-65

Feb. 17, 2019 5:18 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tyere Marshall had a career-high 25 points plus 14 rebounds as Rider topped St. Peter's 71-65 on Sunday. Anthony Durham had 14 points for Rider (14-13, 9-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which ended its four-game road losing streak. Stevie Jordan added 12 points and three...

The Latest: Booker now reserving judgment on Smollett case

Feb. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker, who called the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett a "modern-day lynching" after the actor reported it, is withholding judgment on reports alleging Smollett is under investigation for possible involvement in his own...

Wieskamp hits last-second 3-pointer, helps No. 21 Iowa win

Feb. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Iowa is living by the last-second shot these days. Joe Wieskamp banked in a 3-pointer from the corner with less than a second to play and the No. 21 Hawkeyes (20-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game with a miraculous 71-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The game-winning...

Aririguzoh leads Princeton over Dartmouth 69-68

Feb. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Richmond Aririguzoh registered 18 points and three blocks as Princeton narrowly defeated Dartmouth 69-68 on Saturday night. Myles Stephens had 17 points and eight rebounds for Princeton (13-8, 5-3 Ivy League). Jaelin Llewellyn added 14 points. Devin Cannady had 10 points for the...

Edge lifts Fairleigh Dickinson over Bryant 97-84

Feb. 16, 2019 7:25 PM EST

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Darnell Edge had a career-high 32 points as Fairleigh Dickinson topped Bryant 97-84 on Saturday. Edge made 11 of 14 shots, including 7 of 8 on 3-pointers. Jahlil Jenkins had 18 points, seven assists and five steals for Fairleigh Dickinson (13-13, 8-6 Northeast Conference). Xzavier...

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

Feb. 16, 2019 7:07 PM EST

Five Democratic senators vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a town hall meeting in...

The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing people

Feb. 16, 2019 6:33 PM EST

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of...

The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'

Feb. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes. Cardinal Sean...

Nico Hischier scores in OT as Devils rally to beat Wild 5-4

Feb. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A goaltender who was winless in his previous 21 decisions outplayed an All-Star down the stretch Friday night. Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months when Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a wild 5-4 victory over the slumping...