Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a bett
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Long after Burns, Wild's Dumba is top-scoring d-man in NHL

Finally, 7-plus years after trading Burns, Wild have goal-scoring defenseman in Dumba
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Prosecutors in abuse case search office of major US cardinal

Prosecutors investigating a sexual abuse case against a Houston-area priest are executing a search warrant at the offices of the local archdiocese, led by the c
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Sabres win 10th straight by beating Sharks 3-2 in OT

The Buffalo Sabres won their 10th straight, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks in overtime
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Keystone XL pipeline builder asks judge to allow some work

The company that wants to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline is asking a Montana judge to change his order blocking construction to allow pre-construction work
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Bradley's perfect-shooting game leads NIU past Oakland 92-72

Levi Bradley scored a career-high 30 points, making every shot attempt, and Northern Illinois took control in the second half to beat Oakland 92-72
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Cumberland, Hill-Mais rally Oakland past Oral Roberts, 87-76

Jaevin Cumberland and Xavier Hill-Mais combined for 59 points as Oakland rallied in the second half to beat Oral Roberts 87-76 on Saturday
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Thornton reaches another milestone, Sharks top Canucks 4-0

Erik Karlsson scored one goal and had two assists, Joe Thornton surpassed a big milestone for the second time this month, and the San Jose Sharks defeated the s
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Brechting propels Oakland to 77-69 win over James Madison

Brad Brechting had 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals to propel Oakland to a 77-69 victory over James Madison
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Tennessee to hold special election for state Senate seat

Tennessee will hold a special election to replace a former Republican state senator who was recently sworn in as a federal judge
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Near-perfect Hill-Mais leads Oakland past Defiance 91-47

Xavier Hill-Mais tied a career-high 30 points and made all 12 field-goal attempts to help Oakland beat Division III-member Defiance 91-47
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In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Se
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As Florida recount ends, Sen. Nelson concedes race to Scott

US Sen. Bill Nelson, a four-decade veteran of Capitol Hill, cedes bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor
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The Latest: Embattled Florida elections official to resign

A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year
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The Latest: Report: Embattled election official to resign

A local media report says an embattled county elections official in Florida will be resigning early next year
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Karlsson scores 1st goal with Sharks in 4-0 win over Blues

Erik Karlsson scored his first goal for San Jose, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout in leading the Sharks to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blue
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Former Tennessee Senate GOP leader sworn in as federal judge

Former Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has been sworn in as a U.S. District Court judge
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Ex-restaurant manager pleads guilty to killing fry cook

The former manager of a Connecticut chicken restaurant has pleaded guilty to gunning down a fry cook during an argument apparently sparked by a negative online
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Louisiana votes to end non-unanimous jury verdicts

A constitutional amendment to end non-unanimous jury verdicts in Louisiana was approved Tuesday by the state's voters _ a victory for a rare alliance of conserv
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Alabama: Riley Norris week to week after heart procedure

Alabama guard Riley Norris will miss the start of the season after having a procedure done on his heart
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Democrats look to add congressional seats in California

Thousands of volunteers knocked on doors and dialed phones while candidates across California made their final arguments to voters in an election where Democrat
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Struggling LA Kings fire head coach Stevens, hire Desjardins

The Los Angeles Kings have fired head coach John Stevens just 13 games into his second season in charge
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Officer cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting

A Meridian police officer who fatally shot a man has been cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting
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2 arrested in teen's fatal shooting at N Carolina barn party

Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a high school senior at a North Carolina barn party
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