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Graduation rates dip across US as pandemic stalls progress

High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic, suggesting the coronavirus may have ended nearly two decades of nationwide progres...

Swafford eagles 16th, wins AmEx for second time in 5 years

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford thought about his late father Sunday at PGA West in his second victory in The American Express in five years. “I had a couple moments where I...

Swafford wins again in desert; Kang wins LPGA Tour opener

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford won The American Express for the second time in five years Sunday, breaking a late tie with an eagle and closing with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory. ...

Jones leads Texas Southern past Alabama A&M 78-44

HOUSTON (AP) — John Jones came off the bench to score 15 points to lead Texas Southern to a 78-44 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Brison Gresham had 11 points for Texas S...

Vescovi leads No. 24 Tennessee over No. 13 LSU 64-50

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even before the opening tip Saturday night, players and staff from No. 13 LSU and No. 24 Tennessee were chirping at each other. After the Volunteers' 64-50 vi...

Gambrell, Jr. lifts Prairie View past Alabama St. 70-67

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Jeremiah Gambrell, Jr. had a career-high 26 points and his 3-pointer with three seconds left lifted Prairie View past Alabama State 70-67 on Saturday. Mark...

Alabama comes back twice to get past Missouri, 86-76

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jaden Shackelford scored 21 points, Jahvon Quinerly added 13 points and dished nine assists off the bench and Alabama used a late 11-0 run to overcome Missouri, 86-76 on Saturd...

Jones scores 16 to lead Stetson over North Alabama 67-65

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christiaan Jones had 16 points and his game-winning layup as time expired sent Stetson past North Alabama 67-65 on Saturday to end the Hatters' three-game losing streak. ...

Friends, playing partners Hodges, Barjon share AmEx lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon took advantage of a late tee time Saturday to miss the worst of a windy day and share the third-round lead in The American Express. ...

Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retired on Saturday, less than a week after his 19th season with the team ended in a blowout playoff loss to Kansas City. ...

Chandler, Manning lead South Alabama past ULM 68-56

MONROE, La. (AP) — Jay Jay Chandler had 21 points and Charles Manning Jr. added 20 points as South Alabama topped ULM 68-56 on Saturday. Chandler shot 9 for 12 from the field. Manni...

Bryant keys South Carolina comeback, beats Georgia 83-66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Keyshawn Bryant keyed a 24-0 run by scoring 12 of his 19 points as South Carolina rallied past Georgia 83-66 on Saturday. On a three-game losing streak coming i...

With Roe in doubt, states act on abortion limits, expansions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It didn't take long for abortion to re-emerge as a flashpoint in state legislatures. Less than a month into the 2022 legislative sessions, battles over the futu...

Omicron wave leaves US food banks scrambling for volunteers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2022. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, ...