Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It won't be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset — but the gains a...

Poop knives, arachnophobic entomologists win 2020 Ig Nobels

Maybe this year's Ig Nobels, the spoof prizes for dubious but humorous scientific achievement, should have been renamed the Ick Nobels. An anthropologist who tested an urban legend b...

Best team in Ohio won't be on the field for Bengals-Browns

With Ohio State, Ohio, Akron, Toledo, Kent State, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio idle because of the coronavirus pandemic, that leaves football fans in the Buckeye State with Thursday night's Bengals...

US OPEN '20: Mickelson returns to scene of spectacular crash

Whether it was at Winged Foot where Phil Mickelson lost his best chance to win the U.S. Open is up for debate. It certainly was the most memorable, if not spectacular. ...

Celtics' young core heads back to East finals, once again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Smart is 26. Jaylen Brown is 23. Jayson Tatum is 22. The Boston Celtics aren’t old, by any measure. That doesn’t mean they are ...

Burns shakes off early miscue to take Safeway Open lead

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Sam Burns overcame an early double bogey and used steady iron play and strong putting to take the Safeway Open lead Friday. Harry Higgs was right behind, cutting his deficit in hal...

Blue staters make their case in satirical 'Coastal Elites'

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Paul Rudnick has never been comfortable with the term “coastal elites,” that sneering nod to educated professionals who live in California cities or along the Eastern seaboa...

Lives Lost: Beloved aunt would ask: 'Where's the party at?'

For family and friends, Lydia Nunez always had jokes, hugs and lots of love. She was the “glue” that brought people together, the one who remembered birthdays, spoiled her nieces an...

Digital and drive-in, film festivals try to salvage a season

NEW YORK (AP) — This is normally the time of year when flashy premieres march down red carpets and proclamations of Oscar buzz circle the globe. An avalanche of new films topples onto screens. The mov...

Langdon races to Top Fuel win at NHRA U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shawn Langdon powered to his first Top Fuel victory since 2016 on Sunday, beating Leah Pruett in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. L...

Matt Hagan gives Don Schumacher Racing its 350th win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Funny Car driver Matt Hagan gave Don Schumacher Racing its 350th victory, beating teammate Jack Beckman in the final round of the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals — the rain-delayed ...

Voting in person Nov. 3? Expect drive-thrus, sports arenas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voting will look a little different this November. States are turning to stadiums, drive-thrus and possibly even movie theaters as safe options for in-person polling places amid ...

Ron Capps tops Funny Car qualifying at US Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ron Capps topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night at the DENSO Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals. Coming off his first career win at Lucas Oil Raceway, Capps had a 3.89...

Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in searsucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the...

1-eyed Finnick the Fierce scratched from Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched on Friday. The one-eyed gelding may have an issue with his foot....