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Stollings to coach Texas Tech women's basketball team

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings is leaving to take over the program at Texas Tech. Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle confirmed Stollings’ departure on Monday. Coyle says Minnesota already...

 

Former CCC president resigns from Adams State

DENVER — Adams State University President Beverlee McClure has resigned, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by accusations that she bullied faculty and staff, failed to stem financial and enrollment problems and wore a Halloween costume that... Full story

 

Villanova wins national championship

SAN ANTONIO — A massive spark from Donte DiVincenzo and a defensive turnaround turned Villanova’s second national title in three years into a rout. DiVincenzo scored 31 points off the bench and Villanova shut down Michigan from the perimeter to...

 

Texas Tech went from three wins to Elite Eight

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard gathered his seniors in a tight circle around him when they came out of their final game with 9 seconds left - and one win short of the Red Raiders making it to the NCAA...

 

Clovis' Williams scores 8 as Texas A&M nips DePaul

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Freshman Chennedy Carter hit a three with 3.2 seconds left, capping a 37-point performance, to help Texas A&M rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat DePaul 80-79 in the second round of the women's NCAA...

 

Red Raiders may have advantage playing in Dallas

DALLAS - The Texas Tech men's basketball team passed its first test in the NCAA Tournament, beating Stephen F. Austin 70-60 in the East Region's first round Thursday night at Dallas' American... Full story

 

UMBC shocks Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed...

 

Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen for executions

OKLAHOMA CITY — After trying unsuccessfully for months to obtain lethal injection drugs, Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates once the state resumes using the death penalty, marking the first time a U.S. state would use... Full story

 

Trump claims memo vindicates him in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign’s possible Russia ties. But the memo also...

 

Just the facts: State of the Union analyzed

Editor’s note: A wrap-up story on the State of the Union Address was not available at press time. More coverage will be in Thursday’s edition. WASHINGTON — The AP is fact-checking prepared remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Un...

 

'Bama nips Georgia with overtime TD pass

ATLANTA — Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at...

 

Aggies top Greyhounds in exhibition

LAS CRUCES — Zach Lofton scored 29 points and New Mexico State won its second straight game over an in-state rival, handily beating Division II Eastern New Mexico, 84-62 on Tuesday night. The Aggies had a five-game win streak snapped by San Diego,...

 

Yankees to hire Aaron Boone as new manager

NEW YORK — The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York's decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision...

 

Suspect in Colorado Walmart killings called hostile loner

THORNTON, Colo. — A man arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting three people inside a suburban Denver Walmart was described Thursday by neighbors as a hostile loner who cursed at them and often carried a shotgun in and out of his third-floor...

 

AFCA Division II poll: where did ENMU land?

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll By The Associated Press Through Oct. 29 Record Pts Pvs 1. Minnesota State (10) 9-0 822 3 2. Shepherd (22) 8-0 820 2 3. Indiana (Pa.) (2) 9-0 777 4 4. Midwestern State 7-0 717 5 5. Indianapolis 9-0 710 6 6. Fort Hays...

 

Yankees clobber Astros, trail ALCS 2-1

NEW YORK — Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge each hit three-run homers, and C.C. Sabathia tossed six shutout innings, as the New York Yankees crushed the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series Monday night at Yankee...

 

Yankees top Indians, advance to ALCS

CLEVELAND — Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit...

 

Wildfire smoke in West clearing as storms move through

BOISE, Idaho — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from dozens of wildfires. Officials at the...

 

Can't watch the eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. Here are some of the viewing options: (All times MDT) • NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans...

 

Another dry year forecast

LAS CRUCES — Farmers in southern New Mexico are bracing for what could be another dry year. There’s not much water in Elephant Butte and other key reservoirs upstream, meaning any new water would have to come from snowmelt runoff next spring in...

 

Firefighters battling Tres Lagunas blazes racing against wind, humidity

PECOS — More than 900 firefighters were racing against increasing winds and dropping humidity levels Monday as they fought to contain two wildfires raging in the northern New Mexico mountains. In the Santa Fe National Forest, the Tres Lagunas... Full story

 

Judge: Starving NM herd can be sold to Texas buyer

ALBUQUERQUE — A judge agreed Thursday to allow an eastern New Mexico rancher to sell his herd of allegedly emaciated cattle to a Texas buyer after a state agency seized livestock from his drought-stricken ranch. A Tucumcari district attorney told... Full story

 

Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

WASHINGTON — A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress. The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings. Military leaders...

 

Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

WASHINGTON — A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress. The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings. Military leaders...

 

Feds revise proposal for lesser prairie chicken

ALBUQUERQUE — Environmentalists are criticizing federal wildlife officials for their plan to revamp proposed protections for a prairie grouse found in several western states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that it will reopen...

 

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