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Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, left, Michael Porter Jr. (1) and Nikola Jokic (15) defend as Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (39) dunks the ball during the second half an NBA conference final playoff basketball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers vow not to let up against resilient Nuggets

Sep. 19, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

With one comeback after another in the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets showed themselves to be a team that falls down but doesn't stay down. The Los Angeles Lakers noticed. They watched the Nuggets repeatedly rally from big deficits against Utah and then the Los Angeles Clippers — and, obviously, are aware...

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

Sep. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works by Natalie Diaz and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, whose “Travesty Generator” features...

Memorial Stadium's north stadium video board projects the news of the return of Big Ten NCAA college football, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the Big Ten conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Column: College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus

Sep. 16, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should've known college football would whiff on the tackle. This flimsy collection of largely autonomous fiefdoms, each concerned mainly with hoarding wealth and power, was never going to make the right call against a fearsome opponent like the coronavirus. Not...

Vos: Veto-proof GOP majority probably unattainable

Sep. 16, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans probably won't be able to achieve a veto-proof majority in November's legislative elections, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday. The GOP is heading into the elections with comfortable majorities in the Assembly and Senate. Republican leaders want to flip three seats...

Winners announced in Illinois APME 2019 newspaper contest

Sep. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2019 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on Wednesday during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois Press Association. Thirty daily newspapers submitted...

Scott Rice sits in his living room watching a Fox News Channel interview with President Donald Trump in Appleton, Wis., Aug. 20, 2020. Nothing can shake Rice's faith that Trump will save the U.S. economy, not seeing businesses close or friends furloughed, not even his own hellish bout with the coronavirus. But in Appleton, a city of 75,000 people along the Fox River, the health of economy isn't judged on jobs numbers, personal bank accounts or union contracts. Instead, it's viewed through partisan lenses, filtered through the facts voters want to see and hear, and those they don't. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini’s hometown

Sep. 16, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Nothing can shake Scott Rice’s faith that President Donald Trump will save the U.S. economy — not seeing businesses close or friends furloughed, not even his own hellish bout with the novel coronavirus. Rice reveres the president the way Wisconsin loves the Green Bay...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, pedestrians pass a store window for luxury brand Louis Vuitton, in New York. There are plenty of designer and luxury brands on the market, and in part because of Instagram’s fashion bloggers and influencers, they’re all the rage. Whether you want to invest in a quality item to last for years or you just want to treat yourself to a luxury label every once in a while, you can reduce your costs by shopping secondary markets or outlet stores.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Millennial Money: How frugal fashionistas can stay on trend

Sep. 15, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

Nowadays, it’s not just celebrities who wear high-end clothing and accessories. The influencers filling your social media feed likely wear them, too. Millennials love buying luxury names, according to Thomai Serdari, academic director of the Fashion & Luxury MBA at NYU Stern School of Business and...

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, visits with Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, before a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg to spend at least $100M to help Biden in Florida

Sep. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida. Bloomberg’s late-stage infusion of cash reflects Democrats’ concerns about the tight race in a...

Cities hope to build reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness

Sep. 13, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

HOMESTAKE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A hundred miles from Colorado’s Front Range house-building boom, field scientist Delia Malone dug her fingers into spongy high-mountain wetlands at the edge of the Holy Cross Wilderness. She found, about 15 inches underground, partially decayed roots, twigs and the cold...

Homestead of first woman to serve in cabinet to be preserved

Sep. 12, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — The historic homestead of the first woman to serve in a presidential cabinet will be preserved with the use of a $500,000 federal grant. The members of the Maine Congressional delegation said the Frances Perkins Center in Newcastle will receive the money through the National Park...