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Titans release receiver Matthews

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans now are without their top two receiving threats this season, releasing wide receiver Rishard Matthews after they couldn't trade the veteran. General manager... Full story

 

War hero, presidential candidate John McCain has died

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential...

 

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK - The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin f... Full story

 

3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail...

 

Texas Tech makes College World Series

LUBBOCK — Gabe Holt, Michael Davis and Brian Klein all homered for Texas Tech’s baseball team, which is going to the College World Series for the third time in five seasons after beating Duke 6-2 on Monday. The Red Raiders (44-18) went ahead to...

 

Lujan Grisham wins Dem nod in governor race

SANTA FE — New Mexico Democrats on Tuesday chose three-term Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham as their gubernatorial nominee in hopes of reclaiming the state's top office after two terms of Republican control. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce ran... Full story

 

Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts' buildings in dry New Mexico

CIMARRON - A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as heat and wind... Full story

 

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...

 

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