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Sullivan leads Lamar past Houston Baptist 71-65

Jan. 9, 2021 6:31 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Avery Sullivan had a career-high 25 points plus 12 rebounds as Lamar defeated Houston Baptist 71-65 on Saturday. Sullivan hit 11 of 12 shots. Quinlan Bennett had 10 points for Lamar (3-9, 1-2 Southland Conference). Anderson Kopp added 10 points. Kasen Harrison had six assists. The...

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley after siege

Jan. 8, 2021 5:58 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Republican colleague rebuked him on the Senate floor. A home-state newspaper editorial board declared he has “blood on his hands.” But for Josh Hawley, the Missouri senator who staged an Electoral College challenge that became the focus of a violent siege of the U.S....

In this image from video, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks as the Senate reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College Vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

'Great damage': Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley

Jan. 8, 2021 10:44 AM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Republican colleague rebuked him on the Senate floor. A home-state newspaper editorial board declared he has "blood on his hands.” But for Josh Hawley, the Missouri senator who staged an Electoral College challenge that became the focus of a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol,...

Buster scores 21 to carry Lamar over SE Louisiana 74-64

Dec. 29, 2020 10:58 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Davion Buster had 21 points as Lamar got past Southeastern Louisiana 74-64 on Tuesday night. Both teams were playing their first Southland Conference game of the season. Avery Sullivan had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Lamar (2-7, 1-0 Southland Conference). Kasen...

Southern Miss narrowly holds off Lamar 66-63

Dec. 15, 2020 10:48 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Artur Konontsuk scored 15 points, including two free throws with 9.2 seconds left, Tae Hardy added 13 points and Southern Miss held off Lamar 66-63 Tuesday night. Lamar's Davion Buster missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left and Konontsuk wrapped up the rebound to preserve the...

President Donald Trump arrives at a rally for U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., who are both facing runoff elections Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

'A new movement': Trump's false claims take hold in states

Dec. 8, 2020 6:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign to subvert the will of voters and reverse his reelection loss to Democrat Joe Biden is taking hold among state and local Republicans even as it marches toward imminent failure — a demonstration of Trump’s power to bend the GOP to his...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, introduces Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event in Independence, Iowa. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

Dec. 3, 2020 2:47 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019 file photo, State Rep. Dade Phelan, center, R-Beaumont, talks to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick before Gov. Greg Abbott signs Harvey-related measures at Gallery Furniture in Houston. Officials say no one was hurt after a private plane carrying Phelan skidded off a runway while trying to land during a rainstorm. Phelan says everyone aboard the plane was able to walk away after the rough landing Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Angelina County Airport, about 110 miles northeast of Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Plane carrying Texas lawmaker skids off runway; no one hurt

Dec. 3, 2020 8:34 AM EST

BURKE, Texas (AP) — A private plane carrying the presumptive incoming Texas House speaker skidded off a runway while trying to land during a rainstorm, but no one was seriously hurt, officials said. The plane was landing Wednesday at Angelina County Airport, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of...