September 6, 2014

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Two very different GOP campaigns for governor

From their campaign schedules to their appearances on stage to their last-minute appeals to voters, Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher seem like they're running in...

Top 25 Capsules

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., right, and offensive lineman Jake Cotton, center rear, celebrate with running back Ameer Abdullah, left, after Abdullah scored the winning...

No. 25 Louisville steamrolls Murray State 66-21

Sophomore Brandon Radcliff rushed for 97 yards and second-half TDs of 7 and 5 yards, and freshman L.J. Scott ran for a game-high 126 yards...

9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

The garment "connects us in a powerful and immediate way to that operation," Museum Director Alice Greenwald said. The red, white and blue coin was...

9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

The garment "connects us in a powerful and immediate way to that operation," Museum Director Alice Greenwald said. The red, white and blue coin was...

Who's Hot and Who's Not: Bike Ranking Down, Measure 91 Fundraising Up

... the paper has supported a marijuana legalization measure. This is one of a growing number of endorsements from organizations and individuals including William Riggs,...

What's ahead in state government this week

Barry Finegold - will advance to face Republican Mike Heffernan in November in the down-ballot race for state treasurer? ... The five Democrats running for...

Endicott College's mission defines its culture

Sally Arnold is director of human resources as Endicott College, a small liberal arts college in Beverly and rated as one the Globe Top Places...

QB Bo Levi Mitchell leads Calgary Stampeders over Edmonton Eskimos 41-34

Candidate for federal Conservative nomination visits Lillooet. September 24, 2014. World War 1 plane visits Lillooet and Lytton ... Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield begins another...

Stanford Can't Contend for Pac-12 Title Until It Fixes Mental Errors

Stanford lost to USC by three points for the second consecutive season—this time falling 13-10 instead of 20-17—and the final margin was not the only...

Highton: Scots should throw off yoke of Great Britain

Channel 4 News "Moreover, in Britain it's not only Conservative-led governments but New Labor ones as well who are committed to Thatcherite economics: privatizing health, education...

How Obama was forced to retreat on immigration

Three top GOP Senate hopefuls — Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Scott Brown of New Hampshire and Terri Lynn Land of Michigan — released commercials attacking...

Cubs a work in progress, sometimes painfully

Playing out the string in 2014, the only reachable goal for the Cubs appears to be finishing out of last place. After losing twice to...

NFL Network Schedule of Games 2014: Live Analysis and Highlights Via ...

The NFL Network will not be showing any specific games on Sunday, but will bring live analysis and highlights from around the league. The day...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

Scott Felix recovered at the Trojans 26-yard-line with 19 seconds to play, sealing new coach Steve Sarkisian's first major victory at USC. ... Armstrong passed...

Arian Foster hates having to play on Thursday night

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase...

Clacton versus Cambridge

(blog) (blog)In it, he describes the Clacton by-election as a battle between the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP for the dying parts of England, those...

Girl, 11, in picnic site sex attack

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted during a family visit to a busy picnic site. The girl was at Fort Victoria near Yarmouth on...

Leonard Williams dominant as USC upsets Stanford

Junior tailback Javorious "Buck" Allen ran for a career-high 154 yards, and junior Nelson Agholor had a career-high nine receptions for 91 yards to help...

Photo: The Canadian Press

A nine-year-old boy went joy riding in this bus. Thankfully no one was injured. A nine-year-old boy has a ... Staff Sgt. Ryan Smith said...

Crosby lobby claim on UK tobacco packaging

AUSTRALIAN strategist Lynton Crosby lobbied the British government against plain packaging for cigarettes just weeks before he was hired by the Conservative Party, which shelved...

Jim Prentice wins Alberta PC leadership vote

Toronto Star The PC and CA eventually combined to form the new Conservative party. Prentice contested the leadership of the CA in 2003, but fell short...

Anger as BBC hands out hundreds of free Wimbledon tickets to wealthy ...

The BBC was under fire last night for treating hundreds of politicians, wealthy businessmen and its own staff to free tickets for Wimbledon. While ordinary...

PACs a highway for big money into politics

Donors behind the PAC include Daniel Anderson, the retired real estate developer and Rehoboth resident who has given $50,000 to the pro-Simpler PAC. Anderson has...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Preview: Behind Enemy Lines

I hate that Luke Keuchly is considered a better linebacker than Lavonte David. ... Due to the question marks at quarterback for us, and the...

Springboks take yellow card on chin, move on to Wellington

The visitors were leading Australia 23-14 with 15 minutes remaining at Perth's Subiaco Oval when winger Bryan Habana, playing in his 100th test, was shown...

BC teachers' strike: government rejects binding arbitration

"Despite several efforts by Mr. Cameron, and more than a day later, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association still doesn't have a written proposal from...

Quiet GOP grumbles about political prosecution in McDonnell case

... of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are deep, arising from his lack of support for the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that...

Why Has the American Literary Canon Admitted So Few Historians?

Born between 1900 and 1920, the cohort included, among other luminaries, David Herbert Donald, John Hope Franklin, John Higham, Edmund S. Morgan, David M. Potter,...

E-voting for Alberta PC leader has its share of technical glitches

Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates (L-R) Thomas Lukaszuk, Jim Prentice and Ric McIver take a "selfie" before speaking at the PC party's policy forum in...

Don't Forget About the VA Scandal: Vet Loses His Nose

It seems like President Obama has to deal with one problem after the other. From ISIS, to a border crisis, to vanished IRS emails... the...

Fall Arts Preview: Critics' picks

Malcolm Jamal-Warner ('The Cosby Show'), Julia Duffy ('Newhart'), and Will Lyman star in this stage adaptation of the 1967 film (starring Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn,...

Buffalo rally fails, Bulls lose 47-39 at Army - News & Observer

Buffalo rally fails, Bulls lose 47-39 at ArmyNews & ObserverSome timely runs against a stacked Buffalo line, a conservative-but-flawless passing game that surprised the Bulls...

Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district

Sept. 07 --State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even...

Rooney backs Welbeck

England captain Wayne Rooney feels if Danny Welbeck can get a run as Arsenal's main striker it can only boost hopes of qualifying for Euro...

Scottish independence: 'Yes' vote takes shock lead in poll for first time

Labour, however, seemed unwilling to shoulder the blame, and certainly not former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who claimed the closeness of the polls was due...

Scotland on course to vote for independence, poll shows

Several Conservative MPs are prepared to go public and demand he quit and two Tory ministers have warned colleagues that they would also feel compelled...

Frampton claims IBF title

Carl Frampton ended Northern Ireland's long wait for another boxing world champion on a night to savour in Belfast as he pounded Kiko Martinez to...

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind tracking towards Alicante

... the boat with former Camper skipper Chris Nicholson whereas three of the crew are on the first Volvo Ocean Race tour. Nicholson, Tony Rae...

BC teachers' strike: government rejects binding arbitration

"Despite several efforts by Mr. Cameron, and more than a day later, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association still doesn't have a written proposal from...

Oregon sheriff: 11-year-old arrested for 5-car arson

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9/11 Honor Ride: Bikers seek to raise awareness of Islamic State threat in 2014

As word of the 'Million Muslim March' rang out in 2013, an outraged counter-movement was sparked by a fed-up American named Bill Williamson, who sounded...

Javorius Allen: RB Allen churns out 154 yards in grinding win

Last week, USC threw the ball like a Mike Leach squad and ran a breakneck up-tempo pace like ala Chip Kelly. This week, they looked...

Scots Poll A 'Wake-Up Call' To Westminster

The results came as Gordon Brown made another appeal for a successful No vote on September 18. ... Mr Brown said the referendum battle had...

Alzheimer's, a love story

He was losing his memory. I was in love with a memory. The path we forged together meant living in the present. Margaret Gibson ·...

Why polarization could persist in Congress after Obama

Would a Republican president be beholden to those hard-liners, or would he or she seize control of the conservative agenda to chart a different governing...

Much at stake in struggle for control of Kentucky House

... expansion of Medicaid under "Obamacare," passing "right-to-work" legislation that would allow people to work in businesses that have unions without joining the union, creating...

Scotland: yes case takes poll lead

His Conservative Party is unpopular in Scotland, where they are often seen as elitist and out of touch with Scottish concerns. The party has just...

Trudeau's refusal to denounce ex-general's hateful comments shows poor ...

And when Justin Trudeau decided to exclude Canadians from his party over its position on single issues — abortion and climate change — he pushed...

Photo: The Canadian Press

"Our government is committed to protecting Canadian consumers and we will continue to support policies that lead to more choice and greater competition in the...