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The Latest: Joe Biden says he asked Obama 'not to endorse'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has dismissed a reporter's question about why he wasn't endorsed for 2020 by former President Barack Obama, who issued a statement calling his choice of...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...

Comcast sheds cable customers but adds internet subscribers

Apr. 25, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast kept shedding cable customers and adding home internet customers in its most recent quarter. Traditional TV providers are losing customers at an increasing rate while streaming companies pop up seemingly every few weeks . To deal with that industry shift online from cable,...

Hoskins taunts Rhame after near-beanings, Phils top Mets 6-0

Apr. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rhys Hoskins fired up the engines of an NL East rivalry by cooling down his jets after a memorable homer. A night after getting buzzed twice by high fastballs from Jacob Rhame, Hoskins got the ultimate revenge with a ninth-inning homer and taunted the New York Mets reliever with a slow jog...

Court rules police wrongdoing list must be made public

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A secret list of more than 260 police officers in New Hampshire who have committed misconduct such as lying or excessive force must be made public, a court has ruled. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple agreed Tuesday with seven media outlets and the American Civil...

Cop, teacher, others accused of trying to lure teens for sex

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. The arrests were made as part of...

Nets' summer includes decision on Russell after playoff run

Apr. 24, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — D'Angelo Russell was an All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets became a playoff team. Neither looked likely four months ago. So it was a surprisingly successful season, though there's plenty of work left for the Nets to do — including deciding whether Russell will have a role. Nets players...

Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

Apr. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for campaign contributions in a pay-to-play investigation that's resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen people, including another mayor. "I let ambition take over, and I'm...

Cosby renews attacks on trial judge as he seeks bail

Apr. 24, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since...