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Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

Nov. 18, 2019 5:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 77 Days to general election: 351 THE NARRATIVE The Democrats’ historically large presidential field is getting even larger. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval...

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday. “I...

Martin, House score 20 each, Sun Devils smother Rider

Nov. 17, 2019 9:30 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State Sun Devils forced the most turnovers in a game in almost 23 years, and had plenty of offense for an easy win. Guards Remy Martin and Jaelen House scored 20 points each, and Arizona State quickly overcame a slow start to cruise to a 92-55 win over Rider on Sunday. House, a...

Dartmouth blows big lead, tops UMass Lowell 80-75 in OT

Nov. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Ian Sistare scored 15 points, Chris Knight had 14 and Dartmouth scored the last nine points in overtime to defeat UMass Lowell 80-75 on Sunday after blowing a 19-point lead in the last 10 minutes of regulation. Christian Lutete’s 3-pointer with 1:36 to go in overtime gave the...

Minor scores 15 to lift Merrimack past Jacksonville 54-44

Nov. 17, 2019 4:13 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Minor tossed in 15 points off the bench to carry Merrimack to a 54-44 win over Jacksonville at the River Hawk Invitational on Sunday. Jaleel Lord had 13 points for Merrimack (3-2). Juvaris Hayes, the leading scorer for the Warriors, was held to four points on 1-of-7 shooting but...

Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

Nov. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks. A new campaign focused in Massachusetts and Rhode Island tells customers they can no longer nest their iced drinks in a second, foam cup for extra insulation as the...

Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid

Nov. 17, 2019 10:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick says he will not discourage potential support from political committees raising huge sums from undisclosed donors for his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that while...

The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

Nov. 17, 2019 7:06 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The farm workers union started by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination for president. United Farm Workers announced its endorsement of Harris on...

Totenberg Stradivarius reborn 4 decades after theft

Nov. 16, 2019 11:19 PM EST

A Stradivarius violin stolen four decades ago from the virtuoso Roman Totenberg and returned to his family by a federal prosecutor came alive again — at the crime scene. Nineteen-year-old star violinist Nathan Meltzer revived the prized instrument of the late Polish-born musician on Friday evening at a...