VILLANOVA, Pa | Lyons leads Furman to stunning upset of No. 8 Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15, and Furman stunned defending national champion Villanova 76-68 in overtime Saturday. Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece for the surging Paladins, who have started 5-0 for the first time in 30 years. Phil Booth scored 20 … Continue reading VILLANOVA, Pa | Lyons leads Furman to stunning upset of No. 8 Villanova

LOS ANGELES | Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gil Cisneros has captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six state congressional seats. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. The 47-year-old Navy veteran … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida’s 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose refrain had been “bring it home” as he recounted … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Florida’s 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | The Latest: US signs up to bring power to Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea— The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Four countries including the U.S. have signed up to an effort to bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea’s people by 2030. Australia, Japan, the U.S. and New Zealand on … Continue reading PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | The Latest: US signs up to bring power to Papua New Guinea

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | Vintage World War II plane crashes near Texas apartments

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The FAA says a vintage World War II fighter plane with two people aboard has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was destroyed and several automobiles damaged. He did not say what happened to the two people … Continue reading FREDERICKSBURG, Texas | Vintage World War II plane crashes near Texas apartments

STILLWATER, Okla | Cornelius leads Oklahoma St. past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41

STILLWATER, Okla. — Taylor Cornelius passed for 338 yards, ran for 106 more and threw a touchdown to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds remaining to rally Oklahoma State past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41, on Saturday. West Virginia quarterback Will Grier led the Mountaineers down to the Oklahoma State 14-yard line but couldn’t connect with … Continue reading STILLWATER, Okla | Cornelius leads Oklahoma St. past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41