Court portrait of writer of notorious slave ruling reviewed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina's Supreme Court chamber, above the seat held by the second African American chief justice, hangs a towering painting of a 19th century slave owner and jurist who...

Facing Senate trial crunch, Dems blitzing Iowa, early states

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — As a winter storm barreled down on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team struggled with whether to scrap a town hall scheduled at the old Maytag headquarters. T...

Sestriere announces bid for 2029 Alpine skiing worlds

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Sestriere has announced its candidacy for the 2029 Alpine skiing world championships in a bid to bring a major event back to the Italian slopes of the 2006 Turin Olympics. ...

2020's first big test? Not Iowa, but a tiny Texas House race

KATY, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is livestreaming again. Joe Biden and Julián Castro are making their presence felt. Mike Bloomberg has knocked on doors and outside groups are running TV attack ads. O...

Humphries of US atop World Cup women's bobsled standings

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. extended her lead atop the women’s bobsled World Cup standings Saturday, teaming with Sylvia Hoffman to pick up a bronze medal at this weekend’s stop...

Russia's Ivanova edges US luger Britcher in Lillehammer race

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Tatyana Ivanova of Russia had the fastest time in both heats and won a women’s World Cup luge race on Saturday, while Summer Britcher of the U.S. won her third medal of the ...

Feuz edges rival Paris to win classic Lauberhorn downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Beat Feuz struck back in his season-long rivalry with Dominik Paris to win a World Cup downhill on Saturday. Switzerland’s best downhiller showed his maste...

Brignone leads 1st run of giant slalom; Shiffrin 4th

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Racing on home snow, Federica Brignone led the opening run of a strenuous giant slalom race Saturday while overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin was nearly a half-second be...

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make...

Congressmen help migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States on Friday, members of the caucus sai...

Iowa Democrats treat Warren-Sanders dust-up as 'Who cares?'

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Ann Stromquist watched this week’s Democratic presidential debate like the research scientist she is. She studied the candidates' answers carefully, looking for something to hel...

Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial disclosure delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday. ...

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s La...

Loelling wins, Henry grabs 1st US skeleton medal of season

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling won a women’s World Cup skeleton race Friday, while Megan Henry of the U.S. won her first career World Cup medal and the first medal for any American...

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018. The trial for And...