The Daily Astorian | http://www.dailyastorian.com The Daily Astorian Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:50:05 -0500 en http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/staticimage/images/rss-logo.jpg The Daily Astorian | http://www.dailyastorian.com McSorley throws 2 TDs, No. 16 Penn State D dominates in win http://www.dailyastorian.com/mcsorley-throws-2-tds-no-16-penn-state-d-dominates-in-win-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports4e41882ce4684f83b17496d1b1e729bc http://www.dailyastorian.com/mcsorley-throws-2-tds-no-16-penn-state-d-dominates-in-win-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports4e41882ce4684f83b17496d1b1e729bc#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:40:16 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179786 PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss.

McSorley's touchdown passes covered 6 yards in the second quarter and 18 in the fourth as the Nittany Lions (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) beat Rutgers (1-10, 0-7) for the 12th straight time. Jake Pinegar added field goals of 22 and 19 yards.

The win was No. 30 for McSorley as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback in school history. The senior had been tied with Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91). The two touchdowns increased his total running and passing to 101.

McSorley credited his teammates for the accomplishments.

"Kind of like today by no means was my best performance, but the team gutted out a win," he said. "The defense played great, the special teams contributed when they needed to and our offense was able to put up enough points to get a win, so a lot of that is on the rest of the team, and in my eyes wins go to the team, not the person."

Raheem Blacksheer, who ran for 102 yards on 22 carries, scored on a 2-yard fourth-quarter run for Rutgers to deny Penn State its first shutout in more than a season.

The dominant group for Penn State was its defense, which forced three turnovers, had four sacks and 11 tackles for losses and held Rutgers to 46 yards passing.

"We (are) one of the better defensive lines in the country and I believe we're one of the best in the Big Ten," said defensive end Shareef Miller, who had seven tackles, including a sack and 2 for losses.

Safety Garrett Taylor intercepted a horrible pass by freshman Art Sitkowski late in the second quarter to give the Nittany Lions the ball at the Rutgers 28. Four plays later, McSorley (17 of 37 for 183 yards) found Freiermuth for a 10-3 lead with 2:04 left in the half.

Senior Gio Rescigno replaced Sitkowski (3 of 7 for 18 yards and two interceptions) after the bad decision on the screen pass Penn State read from the start.

A Daniel Joseph recovery of an Isaih Pacheco fumble at the Rutgers 46 late in the third quarter set up the second TD pass early in the fourth for a 20-0 lead.

"Our players played with a lot of fight and effort and toughness today," Rutgers coach Chris Ash said. "It's what we needed to do to continue to try to close the gap, and our players did that. The game is about taking care of the football, and some missed opportunities. That was the difference in the game."

The Scarlet Knights should have scored in the third quarter. After moving 82 yards on 14 running plays, they ran a fourth-down flea flicker from the 2-yard line and a wide-open Rescigno dropped a soft pass from Trey Sneed, who had lined up outside and took a toss from Blackshear.

"I told the guys you give me a day to sulk to sulk about it and then you can grill me about it for the rest of the week," said Rescigno, who sparked the offense running for 36 yards on seven carries. "It is what it is. It happened. I have to move on."

THE TAKEAWAY

This was not an impressive performance by the Nittany Lions, who were hoping to move into a position for a possible New Year's Day bowl game. The offense never got going and the only reason it was no contest was the Penn State defense.

The Scarlet Knights are now facing the prospect of their first one-win season since going 1-11 in Greg Schiano's second season, in 2002. Rutgers was 0-11 in 1997, so this isn't rock bottom. The 10-game losing streak is the longest since losing 11 in a row over the end of the 1998-99 season.

UP NEXT

Penn State: Plays host to Maryland next Saturday and then waits for a bowl bid.

Rutgers: Finishes season at Michigan State next Saturday.

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McSorley throws 2 TDs, No. 16 Penn State D dominates in win http://www.dailyastorian.com/mcsorley-throws-2-tds-no-16-penn-state-d-dominates-in-win-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sports4e41882ce4684f83b17496d1b1e729bc http://www.dailyastorian.com/mcsorley-throws-2-tds-no-16-penn-state-d-dominates-in-win-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sports4e41882ce4684f83b17496d1b1e729bc#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:40:24 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179806 PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss.

McSorley's touchdown passes covered 6 yards in the second quarter and 18 in the fourth as the Nittany Lions (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) beat Rutgers (1-10, 0-7) for the 12th straight time. Jake Pinegar added field goals of 22 and 19 yards.

The win was No. 30 for McSorley as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback in school history. The senior had been tied with Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91). The two touchdowns increased his total running and passing to 101.

McSorley credited his teammates for the accomplishments.

"Kind of like today by no means was my best performance, but the team gutted out a win," he said. "The defense played great, the special teams contributed when they needed to and our offense was able to put up enough points to get a win, so a lot of that is on the rest of the team, and in my eyes wins go to the team, not the person."

Raheem Blacksheer, who ran for 102 yards on 22 carries, scored on a 2-yard fourth-quarter run for Rutgers to deny Penn State its first shutout in more than a season.

The dominant group for Penn State was its defense, which forced three turnovers, had four sacks and 11 tackles for losses and held Rutgers to 46 yards passing.

"We (are) one of the better defensive lines in the country and I believe we're one of the best in the Big Ten," said defensive end Shareef Miller, who had seven tackles, including a sack and 2 for losses.

Safety Garrett Taylor intercepted a horrible pass by freshman Art Sitkowski late in the second quarter to give the Nittany Lions the ball at the Rutgers 28. Four plays later, McSorley (17 of 37 for 183 yards) found Freiermuth for a 10-3 lead with 2:04 left in the half.

Senior Gio Rescigno replaced Sitkowski (3 of 7 for 18 yards and two interceptions) after the bad decision on the screen pass Penn State read from the start.

A Daniel Joseph recovery of an Isaih Pacheco fumble at the Rutgers 46 late in the third quarter set up the second TD pass early in the fourth for a 20-0 lead.

"Our players played with a lot of fight and effort and toughness today," Rutgers coach Chris Ash said. "It's what we needed to do to continue to try to close the gap, and our players did that. The game is about taking care of the football, and some missed opportunities. That was the difference in the game."

The Scarlet Knights should have scored in the third quarter. After moving 82 yards on 14 running plays, they ran a fourth-down flea flicker from the 2-yard line and a wide-open Rescigno dropped a soft pass from Trey Sneed, who had lined up outside and took a toss from Blackshear.

"I told the guys you give me a day to sulk to sulk about it and then you can grill me about it for the rest of the week," said Rescigno, who sparked the offense running for 36 yards on seven carries. "It is what it is. It happened. I have to move on."

THE TAKEAWAY

This was not an impressive performance by the Nittany Lions, who were hoping to move into a position for a possible New Year's Day bowl game. The offense never got going and the only reason it was no contest was the Penn State defense.

The Scarlet Knights are now facing the prospect of their first one-win season since going 1-11 in Greg Schiano's second season, in 2002. Rutgers was 0-11 in 1997, so this isn't rock bottom. The 10-game losing streak is the longest since losing 11 in a row over the end of the 1998-99 season.

UP NEXT

Penn State: Plays host to Maryland next Saturday and then waits for a bowl bid.

Rutgers: Finishes season at Michigan State next Saturday.

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3 FGs in 4th quarter carry Nebraska to 9-6 win over Spartans http://www.dailyastorian.com/3-fgs-in-4th-quarter-carry-nebraska-to-9-6-win-over-spartans-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsc0135ca832ee448e8c6552d8c16bbaab http://www.dailyastorian.com/3-fgs-in-4th-quarter-carry-nebraska-to-9-6-win-over-spartans-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsc0135ca832ee448e8c6552d8c16bbaab#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:40:20 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179803 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Barret Pickering kicked three field goals in the fourth quarter, the last one a 47-yarder with 5:13 left, as Nebraska came from behind to beat Michigan State 9-6 on Saturday.

Initial research indicated it was the first time Nebraska had won a game without scoring a touchdown since a 3-0 victory over Kansas State in 1937.

The Spartans (6-5, 4-4 Big Ten) got field goals of 34 and 26 yards from Matt Coghlin but was unable to sustain offense against a Nebraska defense that has struggled most of the season.

Nebraska (4-7, 3-5), which had put up some of the best offensive numbers in the nation the past six weeks, tied it at 6-all on Pickering field goals of 36 and 20 yards.

The Huskers got the ball back when Antonio Reed and Dedrick Young knocked the ball out of MSU tight end Matt Dotson's hands for an incomplete pass to force a punt. Nebraska ran six plays before Pickering connected for the winning field goal with a strong north wind at his back.

Nebraska, which had gone over 450 total yards in seven straight games, generated just 248. Devine Ozigbo ran 18 times for 74 yards to become the first Nebraska player since 2014 to go over 1,000 for the season.

Adrian Martinez threw for 145 yards, and Stanley Morgan caught four balls for 67 yards to become the school's career leader in receptions with 182.

MSU's Rocky Lombardi completed just 15 of 41 passes for 146 yards. Connor Heyward rushed 21 times for 80 yards and caught five passes for 78.

With a gray sky and intermittent snow flurries, 21-mph north wind and a feel-like temperature of 15 degrees, it was a classic mid-November Big Ten football setting.

Each team entered the game missing key injured players. Michigan State started Lombardi for the second time in four games in place of Brian Lewereke. Nebraska was without leading receiver JD Spielman.

The game was chippy from the outset. The teams combined for four unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and one roughing the passer penalty.

THE TAKEAWAY

Michigan State: The Spartans are a mess offensively. They gained 289 total yards, but between dropped passes and big stops by the Nebraska defense, they couldn't sustain any drives.

Nebraska: The Huskers' defense has given up a lot of yards and points this year, but they played their best game of the season.

UP NEXT

Michigan State hosts Rutgers on Saturday.

Nebraska visits Iowa on Friday.

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This version corrects the spelling of Nebraska kicker Barret Pickering's first name.

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Disney details new 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attractions http://www.dailyastorian.com/disney-details-new-star-wars-galaxys-edge-attractions-da-ap-webfeeds-news-entertainment8092aa1e705a455fbaf9dd0748132590 http://www.dailyastorian.com/disney-details-new-star-wars-galaxys-edge-attractions-da-ap-webfeeds-news-entertainment8092aa1e705a455fbaf9dd0748132590#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:40:26 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179793 ORLANDO, Florida (AP) "Star Wars" fans will soon be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off against Kylo Ren in battle.

Disney on Saturday announced some details of the new "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" lands, opening in 2019. It also announced that composer John Williams, creator of the classic "Star Wars" themes, is writing new music for the "Galaxy's Edge" attractions, and shared a sneak preview.

The two signature attractions of the "lands" now under construction will be "Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run," in which guests can take the controls in three different roles, and "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance," offering an "epic battle" between the First Order and the Resistance.

The attractions are to open at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in the fall.

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Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record http://www.dailyastorian.com/harvard-beats-yale-45-27-as-the-game-sets-scoring-record-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports3b928cc1679f4b828eade1590b94a263 http://www.dailyastorian.com/harvard-beats-yale-45-27-as-the-game-sets-scoring-record-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports3b928cc1679f4b828eade1590b94a263#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:30 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179788 BOSTON (AP) Tom Stewart threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns before being wheeled off on a stretcher in the fourth quarter, leading Harvard to a 45-27 victory over Yale on Saturday at Fenway Park in the highest-scoring matchup in the 143-year history of The Game.

The senior, playing his last game, scrambled for 1 yard before getting hit as he dropped into a slide on the temporary sod about where the Red Sox shortstop would stand. As doctors attended to him, players on both teams kneeled; Yale quarterback Griffin O'Connor made the sign of the cross.

The sold-out crowd acknowledged Stewart with applause when he was wheeled off.

Backup quarterback Jake Smith took over, handing off to Devin Darrington on the next play for a 16-yard touchdown that gave the Crimson (6-3, 4-3 Ivy League) a 45-27 lead.

Fifty years after The Tie that was celebrated with The Crimson student newspaper headline "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29," the teams played at the home of the Red Sox to make a different kind of history. The 72 total points surpassed the 33-31 Yale victory in 1993; Harvard's 578 yards of offense were its most ever in the rivalry between two of the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic powerhouses.

Yale (5-5, 3-4) had beaten Harvard in back-to-back years, but the Crimson have now won 15 of the last 18 matchups.

Tyler Adams ran for 125 yards on just five carries for Harvard, including a 62-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Darrington ran for 91 yards and two scores and had another negated by a taunting penalty when he wagged his finger at a defender.

O'Connor completed 23 of 48 passes for 328 yards. JP Shohfi had seven catches for 127 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown reception. Reed Klubnik had five catches for 91 yards and set Yale's single-season record with 1,143 receiving yards in his career.

With dozens of players from 1968 Harvard and Yale teams watching, the schools traded touchdowns through most of the first three quarters tying it at 7-7, 14-14 and 21-21 before Yale took its first lead of the game on a field goal early in the second half.

Stewart's 15-yard pass to Jack Cook gave Harvard a 28-24 lead with 5 minutes left in the third, then another Yale field goal cut the deficit to one point.

In the fourth, Darrington went up the middle for a 27-yard score, but he wagged a finger as he outran a defender toward the goal line and was called for taunting. The touchdown negated, Harvard settled for a field goal.

On the Crimson's next possession, Darrington again broke loose, gaining 27 yards to the 6. Two plays later, he took it in from the 4 to give Harvard a 37-27 lead.

OFF TARGET

Yale trailed 21-14 when O'Connor connected with Klubnik for a 48-yard gain to the 2. But Dudek was slammed down in the backfield for a loss of 6, and then a pass fell incomplete.

On third down, O'Connor found Dudek at the 3 and he was immediately hit by cornerback Wesley Ogsbury, whose head snapped back on contact. The officials threw a flag for targeting, the call was confirmed on replay and Ogsbury was ejected.

The teams sharing the sideline because of the baseball stadium's configuration began shouting at each other until coaches stepped between them. With a new set of downs, O'Connor ran it in on second down to tie the score 21-21.

HALLOWED TURF

The band played "Sweet Caroline" early in the fourth quarter in keeping with Red Sox tradition at Fenway, which has hosted college football periodically since it opened in 1912. It was also the home of the American Football League's Boston Patriots in the 1960s; it has recently hosted Boston College games against Notre Dame and UConn.

The field barely fit inside the ballpark, even with the bullpens removed. Both teams shared the sideline on the Green Monster side of the field; the scoreboard on the wall was repurposed, with the innings replaced by quarters.

Members of the grounds crew were patching divots in the turf during most breaks, and a chunk came up on Stewart's slide.

UP NEXT

The Ivy League season is over, and the schools do not play in the FCS postseason. The Fenway field will be scrubbed of the football markings for an Irish hurling tournament, the Fenway Hurling Classic.

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No. 9 Ohio State survives in OT, beating Maryland 52-51 http://www.dailyastorian.com/no-9-ohio-state-survives-in-ot-beating-maryland-52-51-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sportsfbbbb10f3a804ee09133bf7812d629e3 http://www.dailyastorian.com/no-9-ohio-state-survives-in-ot-beating-maryland-52-51-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sportsfbbbb10f3a804ee09133bf7812d629e3#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:34 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179787 COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Ninth-ranked Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season, defeating Maryland 52-51 Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after the potential game-tying touchdown.

Favored by 14 points, Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) trailed by two touchdowns in the third quarter and 45-38 with under two minutes left before rallying to a pivotal victory.

After a 5-yard touchdown run by Dwayne Haskins gave the Buckeyes the lead to start overtime, Tayon Fleet-Davis scored to get the Terrapins within a point. Interim coach Matt Canada decided to end it right there, going for 2, but Tyrrell Pigrome's pass to Jeshaun Jones was off target.

The victory kept the Buckeyes in the hunt for the Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff. Ohio State concludes the regular season next week in a game against Michigan that will decide the Big Ten East winner.

The Buckeyes never led until overtime against the upstart Terrapins (5-6, 3-5). Haskins ran for three touchdowns and was 28 for 38 for 405 yards and three TDs.

Ohio State finished with a whopping 688 yards, including 203 on the ground by J.K. Dobbins, but the defense allowed 535 yards and seven touchdowns.

Maryland freshman Anthony McFarland had touchdown runs of 81 and 75 yards in the first quarter and finished with 298 yards rushing seven short of the school's single-game record.

The Terps took a 45-38 lead when Chigoziem Okonkwo recovered a fumble by McFarland in the end zone with 1:41 left. Haskins then orchestrated a 50-yard, beat-the-clock drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Binjimen Victory with 40 seconds remaining.

Up 24-17 at halftime, the Terrapins garnered further momentum on Ohio State's first drive of the second half when RaVon Davis picked off a deflected pass and took it 37 yards for a score.

The Buckeyes answered with a 73-yard scoring drive that featured a pair of penalties against Maryland, including a pass interference call on a third-and-7. After Ohio State pulled even in the fourth quarter, Maryland moved back in front on a 27-yard touchdown pass by Pigrome, who was making his first start of the season after Kasim Hill sustained a season-ending knee injury last week.

Pigrome went 6 for 13 for 181 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Ohio State: It goes without saying that the Buckeyes must play much, much better next week to beat Michigan. The offense had no trouble moving the ball, but three turnovers proved costly. The defense, needless to say, was awful against a one-dimensional team that repeatedly peeled off huge runs.

Maryland: Despite putting forth a great effort against a Top-10 team on Senior Day, the Terrapins still can't seem to get the offense and defense working in sync. Last week, four turnovers were too much to overcome in a loss to Indiana. In this game, the defense couldn't back a strong outing by a big-play offense that gave the Buckeyes headaches all afternoon.

PERFECT NO MORE

The Terrapins had scored on all 25 trips to the red zone this season, and Maryland freshman Joseph Petrino was the only kicker in the nation without a miss on a field-goal try (10 for 10) before both streaks ended in the second quarter. After reaching the Ohio State 18, the Terrapins lost ground before Petrino misfired on a 49-yard attempt.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: The stakes couldn't be much bigger when the Buckeyes look to beat Michigan for a seventh straight time next week.

Maryland: With one last chance to become bowl eligible, the Terrapins travel to Penn State next Saturday.

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Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith http://www.dailyastorian.com/espy-seeks-womens-support-trump-to-rally-for-hyde-smith-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldb6556791a4a248478ef6fd801282d38a http://www.dailyastorian.com/espy-seeks-womens-support-trump-to-rally-for-hyde-smith-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldb6556791a4a248478ef6fd801282d38a#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:13 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179790 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's women.

But the Republican woman in the race, Cindy Hyde-Smith, will get support from the party's highest-profile figure President Donald Trump as she makes her closing argument before the Nov. 27 election.

The two are vying for the final two years of a six-year term.

It's a race that has grown more heated in the last week as video emerged of Hyde-Smith praising a supporter by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Hyde-Smith said that was "an exaggerated expression of regard." She has counterattacked against Espy by pointing out that he lobbied for a later-deposed African leader who's now on trial for crimes against humanity.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat and potential 2020 presidential candidate, came to Jackson to back Espy in front of more than 100 Democratic women at a morning breakfast.

"Racism, anti-semitism, sexism, homophobia, these issues are real in this country," Harris told the group. Let's speak those truths to we can deal with that. Let's have leaders who are willing to do that like Mike Espy."

Espy argued he was a better choice because of his support for expanded health care coverage, gender equity, reducing student debt, and protecting insurance availability for people with pre-existing health conditions.

"Not every woman is for women," he said, drawing a contrast with Hyde-Smith, the first woman to ever represent Mississippi in Congress. Appointed to the Senate seat by Gov. Phil Bryant after Sen. Thad Cochran retired, the Republican wants voters to see the race through a different lens in a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1982.

"This race is not about identity politics, it's about conservative versus liberal," Hyde-Smith spokeswoman Melissa Scallan said in a statement. "Cindy is the conservative in this race and Espy is the liberal."

Hyde-Smith cancelled a scheduled appearance Saturday in Hattiesburg. Scallan said she was instead busy preparing for a Tuesday debate between the candidates.

Trump will doubtless underline the liberal-conservative split in two rallies on the Monday before the election. His campaign announced Saturday that it will hold the first event at 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Tupelo Regional Airport, followed by a second event three hours later in at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. It will be Trump's fifth and sixth public events in the state since he began running for president, an unusual level of attention to what's usually a safe Republican state. Trump endorsed Hyde-Smith in August, and they appeared together at an October rally in the Mississippi suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee.

Espy won a larger share of women's votes in the first round of voting on Nov. 6 according to VoteCast, a survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press. Of female respondents, 43 percent said they voted for Espy while 33 percent said they voted for Hyde-Smith. There were two other candidates in the election. The share of men's votes was flipped, with Hyde-Smith winning 41 percent and Espy winning 34 percent, VoteCast found. That reflected a similar gender split nationwide.

Democrats argue that a high turnout among women, especially African-American women, could deliver an upset victory to Espy, in the same way that black women were the bedrock supporters of Democrat Doug Jones' Senate victory in Alabama. Many of the same advisers who worked for Jones are working for Espy. For example, Harris went on Saturday to speak to door-to-door canvassers working for Espy.

"The time has come for Democratic women to reshape the perception of the state of Mississippi," Democratic state Rep. Debra Gibbs of Jackson told Saturday's crowd. "The time has come for the Democratic women to be the deciding factor in the upcoming election."

Hyde-Smith is also looking to turnout in the election, which will come days after Thanksgiving. She has been highlighting the support of liberal Democrats including Harris, saying she wants "to make sure all conservatives know they have a very clear choice in this runoff election."

Espy isn't shying away from the support, saying there are differences but also shared interests.

"Mississippi's not California, Mississippi's not Massachusetts and Kamala knows that. If I'm lucky enough and blessed to be in the U.S. Senate, we may not always vote alike, and she knows that. But there are common core values that we believe in."

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Greece: Police, anarchists mark 1973 uprising with clashes http://www.dailyastorian.com/greece-police-anarchists-mark-1973-uprising-with-clashes-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world8a4e37d9878847c4a01f682748c34ea4 http://www.dailyastorian.com/greece-police-anarchists-mark-1973-uprising-with-clashes-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world8a4e37d9878847c4a01f682748c34ea4#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:15 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179789 ATHENS, Greece (AP) A march to the U.S. Embassy in Greece held Saturday for the anniversary of a fatally suppressed 1973 student uprising was mostly peaceful, while police officers and anarchists clashed in Athens and the next two next largest cities long after dark.

About 6,000 extra police officers were on hand to monitor the march from the university site of the uprising, the National Technical University of Athens, to the embassy. The military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the time violently put down the uprising, and many Greeks accuse the United States of supporting the 1967-74 regime.

In the end, most of the trouble happened elsewhere.

Police said a group of about 300 agitators in the capital erected barricades and threw firebombs and rocks at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

In Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, officers faced off with about 200 anarchists threw an intense barrage of firebombs. At least ten people were detained. Another five people were detained in Patras after an unknown number of assailants attacked officers, police said.

About 15,000 people participated in the march held earlier to observe the 45th anniversary of the student rebellion. The precise number of deaths in the uprising is unknown. Estimates range from 18-40.

While the event went off relatively trouble-free, government ministers and other marchers representing Greece's ruling Syriza party had plastic bottles and coffee cups thrown at them outside the embassy.

And in an indication of what would come later, a group that marched past the embassy attacked officers at a subway station across from Athens police headquarters, authorities said. Eight suspects were detained, police said.

Two more were detained outside the university, also known as the Polytechnic.

Municipal workers had removed the trash cans that demonstrators often use as makeshift barricades, so desks and other furniture were brought out from the university in their place. Others climbed onto rooftops inside the Polytechnic complex and threw Molotov cocktails and rocks on officers.

Police brought a water cannon to the scene, but used it to put out fires because firetrucks would not approach the area.

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Costas Kantouris reported from Thessaloniki.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-day-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest023385bad8fd42dcb9f250a82a5a68f6 http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-3-day-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest023385bad8fd42dcb9f250a82a5a68f6#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:07 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179791 BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

1-8-9

(one, eight, nine)

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ID Lottery http://www.dailyastorian.com/id-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestaefc64715e1046a3a1cddc3edfce05c2 http://www.dailyastorian.com/id-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestaefc64715e1046a3a1cddc3edfce05c2#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:30:07 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179792 BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Saturday:


Mega Millions

Estimated jackpot: $139 million


Pick 3 Day

1-8-9

(one, eight, nine)


Powerball

Estimated jackpot: $124 million

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Dylan Larkin scores in OT as Red Wings beat Devils 3-2 http://www.dailyastorian.com/dylan-larkin-scores-in-ot-as-red-wings-beat-devils-3-2-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports47e801f82c25431dab84ded6f7ab2a82 http://www.dailyastorian.com/dylan-larkin-scores-in-ot-as-red-wings-beat-devils-3-2-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports47e801f82c25431dab84ded6f7ab2a82#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:20:23 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179794 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Dylan Larkin scored 4:09 into overtime, Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday.

Larkin got his eighth goal of the season when he converted a 2-on-1 break with Anthony Mantha. It was Detroit's fifth victory in its last six games.

Luke Glendening and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings.

New Jersey had won two in a row. Pavel Zacha and Blake Coleman scored for the Devils, and Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves.

The Devils dominated the opening period, outshooting the Red Wings 15-4 and taking the lead on Zacha's first goal of the season at 11:35.

Zacha, the sixth-overall pick in the 2015 draft, dropped to one knee to snare a cross-the-slot pass from Jesper Bratt and drive a one-timer by Bernier.

It was a tough opening period for the Red Wings, who lost Darren Helm to an upper-body injury when he was checked along the boards in the New Jersey end.

Detroit played better at the start of the second and generated several good chances. Kinkaid denied Larkin on a prime scoring opportunity, and Trevor Daley hit the post.

But New Jersey opened a 2-0 lead when Coleman scored the Devils' first short-handed goal of the season at 15:53.

The Red Wings finally got on the board when Glendening flicked a quick shot from the left circle past a screened Kinkaid with 1:34 left in the period.

In the third, Rasmussen tied it at 2 on a deflection of Mike Green's point shot at 13:37. The Devils unsuccessfully challenged the goal, claiming goaltender interference.

NOTES: The Devils placed D Sami Vatanen (lower body) on injured reserve. D Eric Gryba was recalled from the minors, and Egor Yakovlev replaced Vatanen in the lineup. ... Devils centers Nico Hischier and Brian Boyle were sidelined for the third straight game with upper-body injuries. ... Detroit LW Jacob de la Rose (upper body) returned after a three-game absence.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Host Boston on Wednesday

Devils: At Carolina on Sunday.

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Fitzgerald leads No. 25 Mississippi St past Arkansas 52-6 http://www.dailyastorian.com/fitzgerald-leads-no-25-mississippi-st-past-arkansas-52-6-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports9ac0599811f146eaa8cd07a47f133298 http://www.dailyastorian.com/fitzgerald-leads-no-25-mississippi-st-past-arkansas-52-6-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports9ac0599811f146eaa8cd07a47f133298#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:20:26 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179809 STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6 on Saturday.

In his final home game, Fitzgerald had another big performance in a career full of them. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for 85 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown.

"He's a guy that's going to play 100 percent, 100 percent of the time," Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead said. "This sounds cliche, but he's got a bulldog spirit and a bulldog toughness to him and that shows up every time he's between the white lines."

Senior Aeris Williams, starting in place of the injured Kylin Hill, added 104 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC, No. 21 CFP) pushed out to a 17-3 lead by halftime thanks to 166 yards rushing, including rushing touchdowns by Fitzgerald and Nick Gibson.

The Bulldogs left no doubt about the outcome in the third quarter, scoring 21 points on three of Fitzgerald's touchdown passes. Mississippi State's defense held Arkansas to just 219 total yards.

Arkansas (2-9, 0-7) had some promising drives in the first half but had to settle for field goals. That wasn't enough to keep pace with the Bulldogs, who methodically beat the Razorbacks for a sixth time in seven seasons.

"This is completely unacceptable," Arkansas coach Chad Morris said. "Unacceptable in all areas. Unacceptable coaching, unacceptable playing, unacceptable at all levels. This is not what this program is about not what it's going to be built on. We're in major gut check time."

Arkansas' Ty Storey completed 16 of 28 passes for 137 yards and one interception. Rakeem Boyd ran for 84 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: After an acceptable first half, the second half proved embarrassing. Arkansas has shown flashes of improvement during coach Chad Morris' first season, but this loss was a step back.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs handled business against the worst team in the SEC. Mississippi State continues to excel on the ground and on defense. The passing game is still a hit-and-miss, but Fitzgerald made good decisions, especially during the second half.

UP NEXT

Arkansas plays at Missouri on Friday.

Mississippi State plays at Ole Miss on Thanksgiving night.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-4-1pm-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northweste0e83f118ab5414f9eb6e2c2099f0346 http://www.dailyastorian.com/winning-numbers-drawn-in-pick-4-1pm-game-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northweste0e83f118ab5414f9eb6e2c2099f0346#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:20:07 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179795 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

0-7-7-2

(zero, seven, seven, two)

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OR Lottery http://www.dailyastorian.com/or-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestcc0795cce2d04ba9add67ccf4f0b665b http://www.dailyastorian.com/or-lottery-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestcc0795cce2d04ba9add67ccf4f0b665b#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:20:06 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179796 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Saturday:


Mega Millions

Estimated jackpot: $139 million


Pick 4 1PM

0-7-7-2

(zero, seven, seven, two)


Powerball

Estimated jackpot: $124 million

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Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub http://www.dailyastorian.com/argentina-minister-says-country-without-means-to-rescue-sub-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldd6bdcd2c1f854e13bca027168f976eb7 http://www.dailyastorian.com/argentina-minister-says-country-without-means-to-rescue-sub-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-worldd6bdcd2c1f854e13bca027168f976eb7#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:20:19 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179914 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Hours after announcing the discovery of an Argentine submarine lost deep in the Atlantic a year ago with 44 crew members aboard, the government said Saturday that it is unable to recover the vessel, drawing anger from missing sailors' relatives who demanded that it be raised.

Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said at a press conference that the country lacks "modern technology" capable of "verifying the seabed" to extract the ARA San Juan, which was found 907 meters (2,975 feet) deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia, roughly 600 kilometers (373 miles) from the port city of Comodoro Rivadavia.

Earlier in the morning, the navy said a "positive identification" had been made by a remote-operated submersible from the American company Ocean Infinity. The company, commissioned by the Argentine government, began searching for the missing vessel Sept. 7.

It remained unclear what the next steps could be.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett said authorities would have to determine how to advance. "We would be pleased to assist with a recovery operation but at the moment are focused on completing imaging of the debris field," he said.

Navy commander Jose Luis Villan urged "prudence," saying that a federal judge was overseeing the investigation and would be the one to decide whether it was possible to recover a part or the entirety of the ship.

Without adequate technological capabilities, however, Argentina would likely need to seek assistance from foreign countries or pay Ocean Infinity or another company, potentially complicating its recent commitment to austerity. Argentina is currently facing a currency crisis and double-digit inflation that has led the government to announce sweeping measures to balance the budget and concretize a financing deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Any move to recuperate the vessel would also be a logistically large and challenging undertaking based on the submarine's distance from the coast, its depth, and the kind of seabed upon which it is resting.

Relatives of crew members were determined to fight for it to be quickly surfaced.

Isabel Vilca, the half sister of crewman Daniel Alejandro Polo, told the AP that the discovery was just the beginning.

She said families need to recover the remains of their loved ones to know what happened and help prevent similar tragedies.

"We do know they can get it out because Ocean Infinity told us they can, that they have equipment," said Luis Antonio Niz, father of crew member Luis Niz. "If they sent him off, I want them to bring him back to me."

The sub's discovery was announced just two days after families of the missing sailors held a one-year commemoration for its disappearance on Nov. 15, 2017. The San Juan was returning to its base in the coastal city of Mar del Plata when contact was lost.

On the anniversary Thursday, Argentina President Mauricio Macri said the families of the submariners should not feel alone and delivered an "absolute and non-negotiable commitment" to find "the truth."

On Saturday, Aguad said that the vessel was found to be in an area that investigators had deemed "most likely."

Officials showed images of the submarine, which was located on a seabed with its hull totally deformed. Parts of its propellers were buried and debris was scattered up to 70 meters (230 feet) away.

The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was commissioned in the mid-1980s and was most recently refitted between 2008 and 2014. During the $12 million retrofitting, the vessel was cut in half and had its engines and batteries replaced. Experts said refits can be difficult because they involve integrating systems produced by different manufacturers, and even the tiniest mistake during the cutting phase can put the safety of the ship and crew at risk.

The navy said previously the captain reported on Nov. 15, 2017, that water entered the snorkel and caused one of the sub's batteries to short-circuit. The captain later communicated that it had been contained.

Some hours later, an explosion was detected near the time and place where the San Juan was last heard from. The navy said the blast could have been caused by a "concentration of hydrogen" triggered by the battery problem reported by the captain.

Macri promised a full investigation after the submarine was lost. Federal police raided naval bases and other buildings last January as part of the probe, soon after the government dismissed the head of the navy.

Argentina gave up hope of finding survivors after an intense search aided by 18 countries, but a few navy units have continued providing logistical support to Ocean Infinity.

On Saturday, Plunkett tweeted: "Our thoughts are with the many families affected by this terrible tragedy. We sincerely hope that locating the resting place of the ARA San Juan will be of some comfort to them at what must be a profoundly difficult time."

He also said: "This was an extremely challenging project and today's successful outcome, following the earlier search operations, firmly endorses our technology."

The company unsuccessfully searched for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 over the Indian Ocean.

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This story has been corrected to show that Ocean Infinity is an American company, not ship.

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Associated Press video journalist Paul Byrne contributed to this report.

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Trump says he came to California to see fire scars http://www.dailyastorian.com/trump-says-he-came-to-california-to-see-fire-scars-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world8f52ea34a9f3477e9dc76bd57ab30cad http://www.dailyastorian.com/trump-says-he-came-to-california-to-see-fire-scars-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world8f52ea34a9f3477e9dc76bd57ab30cad#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:10:16 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179833 PARADISE, Calif. (AP) From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he had to come to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape.

"We're going to have to work quickly. ... Hopefully this is going to be the last of these because this was a really, really bad one," said the president, who pledged that improved forest management practices would diminish future risks.

"I think everybody's seen the light and I don't think we'll have this again to this extent," Trump said in Paradise, the town largely destroyed by a wildfire ignited Nov. 8 that he called "this monster."

At least 71 people have died across Northern California, and authorities are trying to locate more than 1,000 people, though not all are believed missing. More than 5,500 fire personnel were battling the blaze that covered 228 square miles (590 square kilometers) and was about 50 percent contained, officials said.

"It's going to work out well, but right now we want to take care of the people that are so badly hurt," Trump said from what remained of the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park. He noted "there are areas you can't even get to them yet" and the sheer number of people unaccounted for.

"I think people have to see this really to understand it," Trump said.

Several burned-out cars were nearby. Trees were burned, their leaves gone. Homes were totally gone; some foundations and twisted steel remained, as did a chimney. The fire was reported to have moved through the area at 80 mph.

The president later toured an operation centers, met with response commanders and praised the work of firefighters, law enforcement and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"We've never seen anything like this in California," Trump said.

Trump took a helicopter tour en route to Chico before he toured Paradise. A full cover of haze and the smell of smoke greeted the president upon his arrival at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento.

Trump left Washington early Saturday and didn't expect to return to the White House until well past midnight. He was expected to travel several hundred miles south to visit with victims of a recent country music bar shooting. A gunman killed a dozen people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, north of Los Angeles, on Nov. 7 before committing suicide.

Trump long has struggled to convey empathy to victims of national disasters and tragedies. His first reaction to the fires came in a tweet last week: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests."

Nature and humans share blame for the wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite Trump's claims, fire scientists say. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees that provide the fuel.

Trump stuck to that theme in his remarks just before departing on Saturday when he outlined what he planned to discuss with Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats: "We will be talking about forest management. ... The one thing is that everybody now knows that this is what we have to be doing and there's no question about it. It should have been done many years ago, but I think everybody's on the right side."

Trump, who has long feuded with the political leaders of heavily Democratic California over issues such as immigration and voting, also has threatened to withhold federal payments to the state. After being criticized for his response, Trump shifted gears, expressing words of encouragement to first responders and those of sympathy for hit victims.

But when he was asked by Fox News in an interview set to air Sunday whether climate change played a role in the number of serious fires, he said: "Maybe it contributes a little bit. The big problem we have is management." He added that he was surprised to see images of firefighters removing dried brush near a fire. "This should have been all raked out."

Brown and Newsom said Friday they welcomed the president's visit, and "now is a time to pull together for the people of California."

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Class 6A Texas high school playoff scores, pairings http://www.dailyastorian.com/class-6a-texas-high-school-playoff-scores-pairings-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports03f23db5d37c48c08c0162a73ff3bb22 http://www.dailyastorian.com/class-6a-texas-high-school-playoff-scores-pairings-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports03f23db5d37c48c08c0162a73ff3bb22#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:10:25 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179797 CLASS 6A DIVISION I

Bidistrict

EP Franklin 77, Midland 56

Euless Trinity 56, Arlington Martin 34

Southlake Carroll (10-0) vs. Coppell (7-3), 2 p.m. Saturday, Southlake's Dragon Stadium

DeSoto 55, Dallas Skyline 53

Odessa Permian 42, EP Coronado 0

Arlington Lamar 55, San Angelo Central 14

Lewisville 33, Keller 27, 3OT

Duncanville 30, South Grand Prairie 14

Area

EP Franklin (9-2) vs. Euless Trinity (9-1), 2 p.m. Friday, Midland's Grande Stadium

Southlake Carroll-Coppell winner vs. DeSoto (9-2), TBD

Odessa Permian (8-3) vs. Arlington Lamar (10-1), 3 p.m. Friday, Abilene Christian University

Lewisville (9-2) vs. Duncanville (10-0), 2 p.m. Nov. 24, NRH's Birdville ISD Complex

Region II

Bidistrict

Allen 56, Garland Rowlett 21

Rockwall 50, Belton 14

Round Rock Cedar Ridge 21, Houston Langham Creek 15

The Woodlands 66, Aldine Davis 7

Garland Sachse 35, Plano East 25

Waco Midway 48, Mesquite 13

Cypress Woods (7-3) vs. Round Rock (6-4), 3 p.m. Saturday, Cypress' Cy-Fair Stadium

Spring (5-5) vs. Klein Oak (8-2), 2 p.m. Saturday, Spring's George Stadium

Area

Allen (11-0) vs. Rockwall (8-2), 6 p.m. Friday, Garland's Williams Stadium

Round Rock Cedar Ridge (9-2) vs. The Woodlands (8-3), 4 p.m. Friday, Shenandoah's Woodforest Stadium

Garland Sachse (8-3) vs. Waco Midway (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Mansfield's Newsom Stadium

Cypress Woods-Round Rock winner vs. Spring-Klein Oak winner, TBD

Region III

Bidistrict

Jersey Village 56, Houston Chavez 12

Katy 52, Fort Bend Travis 7

Galena Park North Shore 56, Pasadena Dobie 19

Dickinson 49, Pearland 21

Cypress Fairbanks 42, Houston Lamar 21

Fort Bend Ridge Point 14, Katy Seven Lakes 10

Humble Atascocita 71, Channelview 55

Alief Hastings 45, League City Clear Springs 38

Area

Jersey Village (10-1) vs. Katy (10-1), 1 p.m. Friday, Katy's Legacy Stadium

Galena Park North Shore (11-0) vs. Dickinson (10-1), 1 p.m. Friday, Galena Park ISD Stadium

Cypress Fairbanks (9-2) vs. Fort Bend Ridge Point (10-1), 3 p.m. Friday, Katy's Rhodes Stadium

Humble Atascocita (10-1) vs. Alief Hastings (7-4), 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Houston's NRG Stadium

Region IV

Bidistrict

Lake Travis 45, Smithson Valley 14

SA Madison 35, SA Northside Warren 7

Laredo United 31, Mission 28

Weslaco 25, Harlingen 14

Converse Judson 49, Buda Hays 14

SA Reagan 30, SA Northside O'Connor 7

PSJA North (6-4) vs. Laredo United South (3-7), 5 p.m. Saturday, Pharr's PSJA Stadium

San Benito 46, Edinburg 20

Area

Lake Travis (9-1) vs. SA Madison (9-2), 2 p.m. Friday, New Braunfels Canyon

Laredo United (9-2) vs. Weslaco (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday, San Antonio's Farris Stadium

Converse Judson (10-0) vs. SA Reagan (9-2), noon Friday, San Antonio's Alamodome

PSJA North-Laredo United South winner vs. San Benito (7-4), TBD

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CLASS 6A DIVISION II

Region I

Bidistrict

Midland Lee 70, EP Americas 12

Haltom City 47, Arlington Bowie 41

Lewisville Hebron 17, Keller Fossil Ridge 7

Richardson Pearce 23, Cedar Hill 21

Amarillo Tascosa 57, EP Pebble Hills 35

Arlington 49, Weatherford 16

Denton Guyer 52, Lewisville Flower Mound 21

Mansfield Lake Ridge 45, Richardson Lake Highlands 35

Area

Midland Lee (9-2) vs. Haltom City (11-0), 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Abilene Christian University

Lewisville Hebron (7-4) vs. Richardson Pearce (7-4), 1 p.m. Friday, Allen's Eagle Stadium

Amarillo Tascosa (8-3) vs. Arlington (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Wichita Falls

Denton Guyer (6-5) vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge (8-2), 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Bedford's Pennington Field

Region II

Bidistrict

Prosper 41, Garland Naaman Forest 21

Longview 70, Copperas Cove 22

Austin Vandegrift 35, Tomball Memorial 14

Klein Collins 30, Aldine Eisenhower 6

Wylie 38, McKinney 28

Mesquite Horn 45, Temple 38

Cypress Ranch 24, Pflugerville Hendrickson 10

Spring Westfield 10, Klein 6

Area

Prosper (9-2) vs. Longview (11-0), 7 p.m. Nov. 24, Frisco's Ford Center

Austin Vandegrift (11-0) vs. Klein Collins (10-1), 1 p.m. Friday, Waller

Wylie (6-5) vs. Mesquite Horn (4-7), 7 p.m. Friday, Mesquite Memorial Stadium

Cypress Ranch (11-0) vs. Spring Westfield (10-1), TBD

Region III

Bidistrict

Cypress Falls (8-2) vs. Houston Westside (5-5), 1 p.m. Saturday, Houston's Pridgeon Stadium

Katy Tompkins 35, Fort Bend Elkins 20

Beaumont West Brook 56, Humble Kingwood Park 14

Houston Strake Jesuit 55, Friendswood Clear Brook 7

Houston Heights (4-6) vs. Cypress Creek (5-5), 1 p.m. Saturday, Houston's Delmar Stadium

Katy Taylor 28, Fort Bend Dulles 13

Humble Summer Creek 29, Houston King 28

Houston Clear Lake 28, Pearland Dawson 14

Area

Cypress Falls-Houston Westside winner vs. Katy Tompkins (9-2), TBD

Beaumont West Brook (9-2) vs. Houston Strake Jesuit (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Deer Park's Abshier Stadium

Houston Heights-Cypress Creek winner vs. Katy Taylor (6-5), TBD

Humble Summer Creek (8-2) vs. Houston Clear Lake (6-5), noon Saturday, Houston's NRG Stadium

Region IV

Bidistrict

Austin Westlake 28, Schertz Clemens 14

SA Northside Brennan 33, SA Johnson 28

Laredo Alexander (8-2) vs. McAllen Memorial (6-4), 6 p.m. Saturday, Laredo's SAC

Edinburg Vela 52, Harlingen South 14

Cibolo Steele 18, Austin Bowie 17

SA Northside Brandeis 49, SA Churchill 38

Eagle Pass 34, PSJA 28, OT

Brownsville Hanna 35, Weslaco East 20

Area

Austin Westlake (10-1) vs. SA Northside Brennan (8-3), , 4 p.m. Friday, San Antonio's Alamodome

Laredo Alexander-McAllen Memorial winner vs. Edinburg Vela (11-0), TBD

Cibolo Steele (8-3) vs. SA Northside Brandeis (9-2), 8 p.m. Friday, San Antonio's Alamodome

Eagle Pass (9-2) vs. Brownsville Hanna (9-1), 4 p.m. Friday, San Antonio's Incarnate Word

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Defense helps No. 20 Kentucky outlast Middle Tennessee 34-23 http://www.dailyastorian.com/defense-helps-no-20-kentucky-outlast-middle-tennessee-34-23-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsccb37879787849b3adc3b40a644d1b71 http://www.dailyastorian.com/defense-helps-no-20-kentucky-outlast-middle-tennessee-34-23-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsccb37879787849b3adc3b40a644d1b71#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:10:27 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179807 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Mike Edwards had two takeaways leading to Kentucky's first two touchdowns, and the No. 20 Wildcats made several fourth-quarter defensive stops for a 34-23 escape of Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

Kentucky (8-3) ended a two-game slide but had to survive the Blue Raiders' rally within 31-23 early in the fourth. Wildcats senior linebacker Josh Allen sacked Brent Stockstill for a 7-yard loss on fourth down and set up Miles Butler's 32-yard field goal with 4:01 remaining.

A face mask penalty helped the Blue Raiders (7-4) reach the Kentucky 5-yard line in the final minute before consecutive sacks of Stockstill by Allen and Jamar Watson totaling 16 yards ended that final chance. Allen's two sacks made him the Wildcats' single season (13) and career sacks leader (27.5) as he finished with a career-best 15 tackles.

Edwards provided the initial defensive boost by returning an interception 66 yards for a TD 1:27 into the contest before stripping Zack Rush of the ball on the next drive to set up Benny Snell Jr. for the first of his two TDs for the cushion Kentucky eventually needed to earn its eighth win for the first time since 2007.

"I'm pleased to get the eighth victory, but (it was) definitely not easy," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said. "We knew it was going to be a tough, hard-fought game and they kind of beat us at our game. They kept the ball, possessed the ball the entire game and it kind of got a little aggravating."

Stockstill completed 30 of 33 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns and Chaton rushed for 98 yards and two scores. But those turnovers forced MTSU to play catch-up as its four-game winning streak ended.

"We didn't flinch," MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said. "With six or seven minutes left in the game we made it a one-score game, and we couldn't finish it off."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Kentucky needed this win and should stay in the Top 25 despite holding on.

THE TAKEAWAY

Middle Tennessee: The Blue Raiders outgained Kentucky 392-324 and seemed poised to tie the game late, but couldn't break through deep in Wildcats territory. Those turnovers on their first two possessions dug a quick hole they couldn't climb from.

Kentucky: The Wildcats needed a lift, though it was tense. They finally surpassed 20 points for the first time since beating South Carolina 24-10 on Sept. 29. The offense and defense stalled, before the Southeastern Conference's sacks leader came up with stops that sealed the win.

UP NEXT

Middle Tennessee hosts UAB on Saturday in a meeting of Conference USA division leaders.

Kentucky visits in-state Louisville on Saturday night in search of a nine-win season and second rivalry win in three seasons.

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Election shows how gerrymandering is difficult to overcome http://www.dailyastorian.com/election-shows-how-gerrymandering-is-difficult-to-overcome-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world3b4e63717b164dc199d02bd21aa17307 http://www.dailyastorian.com/election-shows-how-gerrymandering-is-difficult-to-overcome-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world3b4e63717b164dc199d02bd21aa17307#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:29 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179856 With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not.

The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how political lines are drawn and the stakes for the nation because that process helps determine which party controls Congress.

Pennsylvania flipped from a solid Republican congressional delegation to one evenly split under a map redrawn by court order, contributing to the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House. Despite an almost even split in the popular vote, North Carolina's congressional delegation remained overwhelmingly Republican under a map drawn by the GOP.

"We did everything we could," Democrat Kathy Manning said. "But we just could not overcome the gerrymandering, and that's the way the district was designed to run."

Manning held more than 400 campaign events, contacted tens of thousands of voters and had outspent the Republican incumbent in North Carolina's 13th District but still lost by 6 percentage points in a district Republicans drew to favor their candidates.

Partisan gerrymandering has been carried out by both Democrats and Republicans throughout U.S. history. But an Associated Press statistical analysis based on 2016 election data found that more states had Republican-tilted districts than Democratic ones. Some of the largest GOP congressional advantages were in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where Republicans fully controlled redistricting after the 2010 Census.

One of the Democrats' biggest edges was in Maryland, where they were in charge of the last redistricting.

A follow-up AP analysis using preliminary 2018 election data shows the Republican statistical edge was cut in half under Pennsylvania's new court-ordered congressional map but grew even larger in North Carolina.

Though an increasing number of states have adopted independent commissions, many states still rely on lawmakers and governors to draw legislative and congressional districts. Republicans controlled that process in far more states than Democrats because of their electoral success nationwide in 2010. Those maps were in place for the Nov. 6 elections, except in places where courts ordered them redrawn, and will be again in 2020.

The results have national implications: Democrats potentially could have won even more seats in the U.S. House and state legislatures had it not been for Republican gerrymandering.

North Carolina is a prime example of gerrymandering's consequences.

Republicans and Democrats in this month's elections split the total votes cast for major party candidates in the state's 13 congressional districts about evenly, with Republicans getting 51 percent (a figure that is slightly inflated because one GOP incumbent ran unopposed). Yet Republicans won 10 of those races, about three-quarters of the total seats.

That equates to a pro-Republican tilt of nearly 26 percent under an "efficiency gap" analysis that provides a statistical way of measuring the partisan advantages that can stem from gerrymandering. That figure was up from about 20 percent in 2016.

By comparison, Democrats in Pennsylvania received 54 percent of this year's total two-party vote for congressional candidates, including one race where a Democratic incumbent ran unopposed. Democrats and Republicans each won 9 seats under a map drawn by the Democratic-tilted state Supreme Court with the assistance of an outside expert.

That marked a significant shift from the 13-5 Republican majority in the state's congressional delegation during the three previous general elections under a map that had been enacted in 2011 by the Republican-led Legislature and governor.

Pennsylvania's pro-Republican "efficiency gap" fell from 16 percent in the AP's 2016 analysis to 7 percent under this year's court-drawn map a level that some political scientists attribute to the high concentrations of Democrats in urban areas that make it more difficult for them to win elsewhere.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew districts after it ruled that partisan gerrymandering in the old map infringed on a state right to "free and equal" elections. One of the Democrats who sued was Bill Marx, a high school civics teacher in Pittsburgh who said he feared that legislative gerrymandering was building apathy and cynicism in the next generation of voters.

Marx said he believes the new district boundaries resulted in "a more fair congressional representation of the will of the people in Pennsylvania."

But Pennsylvania Republican Party spokesman Jason Gottesman said the new map "put Democrats at an unfair advantage in this election." Republicans contend the court overstepped its powers by adopting new districts, a duty that belongs to the Legislature.

"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court robbed us of at least three to four congressional seats that we might not have lost if the redistricting would not have happened the way that it did," Gottesman said.

While Republicans are fuming in Pennsylvania, Democrats remain frustrated in North Carolina. There, the GOP-drawn congressional boundaries pack Democratic voters into three highly concentrated districts. Republicans are spread more evenly across the other 10 districts.

Republicans "have gerrymandered the heck out of lots of different places," said Democratic voter Melinda Wilkinson, a retired music teacher from Raleigh. She added: "It seems very unfair."

Republican state Rep. David Lewis, who helped shepherd the congressional map through North Carolina's GOP-led General Assembly, acknowledged politics played a role in the districts but said there is no evidence that Democratic voters were prevented from "fully participating and exercising their right to choose the candidates of their choice."

In August, federal judges ruled that North Carolina's congressional districts violate protections for Democratic voters but determined there wasn't enough time to redraw them before the Nov. 6 elections. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear an appeal in that case.

For state legislative districts, the AP's analysis has found some of the largest partisan advantages in Michigan and Wisconsin. Democrats won 52 percent of the total major party vote for the Michigan House this year and flipped several Republican-held districts, yet Republicans still won 53 percent of the seats.

Republicans controlled Michigan's last redistricting by holding the governor's office and both legislative chambers. They won't control the next redistricting: A Democrat won the governor's race, but voters made that irrelevant by approving a constitutional amendment shifting redistricting to an independent commission.

In Wisconsin, a federal judicial panel invalidated the state Assembly districts as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander in 2016. But the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that in June and sent the case back to the lower court to establish whether there was harm to particular voters. A new trial is set for April.

Preliminary results from the 2018 elections show Wisconsin Democrats received 54 percent of the total votes cast for major party Assembly candidates a figure inflated by the fact that Democrats ran unopposed in 30 districts compared to just eight for Republicans.

Yet Republicans won 63 of the 99 Assembly seats, just one less than their pre-election majority. That marks an increase in the pro-Republican "efficiency gap" from about 10 percent in 2016 to almost 15 percent this year. Democrats also won or are leading in elections for all of Wisconsin's statewide offices, showing voter support for their candidates in races that are not affected by gerrymandering.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called it a "faulty premise" to say that Republicans' legislative majority is due to gerrymandering.

"We are the ones who have been given a mandate to govern," Vos said.

But Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said "Wisconsin's gerrymandered maps worked exactly as Republicans intended." He said non-competitive districts have made it increasingly difficult for Democrats to recruit candidates and raise money.

Wisconsin Progress, an organization that recruits and trains liberal candidates, said 30 of the 31 Democratic candidates it backed in Republican-held Assembly districts ended up losing in the Nov. 6 elections.

"No matter what happens, no matter who's in the White House or what the national trends are or how much money you have, you just can't beat gerrymandered seats," said Eric Couto, executive director of Wisconsin Progress. "That's the whole point of gerrymandering."

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Associated Press reporters Gary Robertson in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond in Madison, Wisconsin, contributed to this report.

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Tied at half, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel 50-17 http://www.dailyastorian.com/tied-at-half-no-1-alabama-romps-past-the-citadel-50-17-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsc69f064843704503b248d49589ea6652 http://www.dailyastorian.com/tied-at-half-no-1-alabama-romps-past-the-citadel-50-17-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsc69f064843704503b248d49589ea6652#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:39 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179812 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Tua Tagovailoa passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns, but No. 1 Alabama struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel in a 50-17 victory on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide (11-0), which had coasted against Southeastern Conference opponents, went into halftime tied 10-all with the FCS Bulldogs (4-6). It wasn't until 'Bama scored two touchdowns in a 12-second span on its way to a 27-point third quarter that the Tide could rest easy.

Tagovailoa completed 18 of 22 passes in three quarters, including touchdowns of 21 and 5 yards to Jaylen Waddle and a 68-yarder to tight end Irv Smith Jr. He broke AJ McCarron's school single-season record of 30 touchdown passes, reaching 31.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said his team learned a lesson about being mentally prepared, and "I don't really care who you're playing."

"Every team that comes here and plays us is going to give us their best shot," Saban said. "These guys have got everything to gain and nothing to lose, and we've got nothing but downside in the game."

Damien Harris got most of his 83 yards on a 73-yard run in the fourth quarter, but he was injured on the play. He stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes before trotting off after Saban went across the field to check on him.

Saban said Harris appeared to have a mild concussion.

Henry Ruggs III gained 114 yards on six catches.

Dante Smith ran for a 45-yard touchdown in the first half and a 44-yarder in the fourth for The Citadel, whose triple option offense gave Alabama troubles at times. Smith finished with 130 yards on nine carries.

Quarterback Brandon Rainey attempted only two passes, both incomplete, but ran 25 times for 79 yards.

Alabama was coming off back-to-back shutouts of ranked SEC West rivals but lost two fumbles in this one.

Jacob Godek had sent Alabama into the half all even with a 48-yard field goal on the final play.

After the Tide fumbled away the second-half kickoff, the Bulldogs missed a field goal attempt that would have given them the lead.

Finally, Alabama's offense got going. Tagovailoa hit Ruggs down the right sideline for a 54-yard gain. Then he found Jaylen Waddle for a 5-yard touchdown and the Tide regained the lead.

Anfernee Jennings scooped and scored on an 18-yard fumble recovery shortly after that, and it was a more comfortable 24-10 game with a lead that continued to grow.

THE BIG PICTURE

The Citadel: Managed to keep Alabama's offense off the field for large chunks of the first half, including 21 plays and trips across midfield on its two opening possessions. Had 60 carries for 275 yards.

Alabama: Didn't flex its muscles until the second half. Kicking troubles continued with Joseph Bulovas missing an extra point attempt and getting another blocked.

HURTS RETURNS

Alabama backup quarterback Jalen Hurts came into the game in the fourth quarter to a loud ovation. Hurts had missed the past two games with an ankle injury, and Saban said the goal going into the game was to get him 12-15 plays.

UP NEXT

The Citadel closes the regular season against Charleston Southern.

Alabama tries to complete a perfect regular season at home against rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

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NC State notches 4th easy win, beats Maine 82-63 http://www.dailyastorian.com/nc-state-notches-4th-easy-win-beats-maine-82-63-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sports40c21146773e49b2b5fed007c9f752df http://www.dailyastorian.com/nc-state-notches-4th-easy-win-beats-maine-82-63-da-ap-webfeeds-news-college-sports40c21146773e49b2b5fed007c9f752df#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:46 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179798 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn scored 15 points to help North Carolina State beat Maine 82-63 on Saturday.

C.J. Bryce added 14 points for the Wolfpack (4-0), who notched a fourth straight easy home win to start the season. N.C. State scored the game's first 15 points and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the afternoon.

N.C. State's Markell Johnson also scored 13 points and showed no ill effects after being helped off the court following a hard blindside backcourt pick early in Tuesday's win against UNC Asheville.

He hit a 3-pointer for the Wolfpack's first basket, one of four on a day that included a four-point play.

N.C. State shot 45 percent and made 11 3s, with eight of those coming before halftime to lead 48-24 at the break.

Andrew Fleming scored 19 points to lead the Black Bears (0-4), who had 18 turnovers that led to 27 points for the Wolfpack.

BIG PICTURE

Maine: The America East program has crossed past the midpoint of a six-game road stretch to open the season. The problem is that Maine hasn't been particularly close in any of those, losing by 13 at Denver, 14 at Utah and 43 at San Francisco entering this game. The good news Saturday was that, after getting in the quick 15-0 hole, the Black Bears played relatively even the rest of the afternoon. And Maine shot 64 percent after halftime to finish at 55 percent for the game.

N.C. State: The victory margins sure look nice, though they're coming against a soft schedule of overmatched opponents with little ability to pressure the Wolfpack. N.C. State beat Mount St. Mary's by 50 points in the opener, then beat Maryland-Eastern Shore by 46 and finally UNC Asheville by 51 on Tuesday night. Throw in Maine, and the Wolfpack's first four opponents entered Saturday with an average national rank of No. 322.25 according to KenPom.

UP NEXT

Maine: The Black Bears visit North Texas on Tuesday.

N.C. State: St. Peter's visits the Wolfpack on Tuesday.

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NC State notches 4th easy win, beats Maine 82-63 http://www.dailyastorian.com/nc-state-notches-4th-easy-win-beats-maine-82-63-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports40c21146773e49b2b5fed007c9f752df http://www.dailyastorian.com/nc-state-notches-4th-easy-win-beats-maine-82-63-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sports40c21146773e49b2b5fed007c9f752df#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:41 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179799 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn scored 15 points to help North Carolina State beat Maine 82-63 on Saturday.

C.J. Bryce added 14 points for the Wolfpack (4-0), who notched a fourth straight easy home win to start the season. N.C. State scored the game's first 15 points and maintained a comfortable margin the rest of the afternoon.

N.C. State's Markell Johnson also scored 13 points and showed no ill effects after being helped off the court following a hard blindside backcourt pick early in Tuesday's win against UNC Asheville.

He hit a 3-pointer for the Wolfpack's first basket, one of four on a day that included a four-point play.

N.C. State shot 45 percent and made 11 3s, with eight of those coming before halftime to lead 48-24 at the break.

Andrew Fleming scored 19 points to lead the Black Bears (0-4), who had 18 turnovers that led to 27 points for the Wolfpack.

BIG PICTURE

Maine: The America East program has crossed past the midpoint of a six-game road stretch to open the season. The problem is that Maine hasn't been particularly close in any of those, losing by 13 at Denver, 14 at Utah and 43 at San Francisco entering this game. The good news Saturday was that, after getting in the quick 15-0 hole, the Black Bears played relatively even the rest of the afternoon. And Maine shot 64 percent after halftime to finish at 55 percent for the game.

N.C. State: The victory margins sure look nice, though they're coming against a soft schedule of overmatched opponents with little ability to pressure the Wolfpack. N.C. State beat Mount St. Mary's by 50 points in the opener, then beat Maryland-Eastern Shore by 46 and finally UNC Asheville by 51 on Tuesday night. Throw in Maine, and the Wolfpack's first four opponents entered Saturday with an average national rank of No. 322.25 according to KenPom.

UP NEXT

Maine: The Black Bears visit North Texas on Tuesday.

N.C. State: St. Peter's visits the Wolfpack on Tuesday.

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King County to require warning signs at gun shops and ranges http://www.dailyastorian.com/king-county-to-require-warning-signs-at-gun-shops-and-ranges-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest18885a6425324cb2a26ac6493b0a9144 http://www.dailyastorian.com/king-county-to-require-warning-signs-at-gun-shops-and-ranges-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwest18885a6425324cb2a26ac6493b0a9144#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:10 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179801 SEATTLE (AP) Gun dealers and shooting ranges in King County in western Washington will have to post warning signs about the danger of firearms.

The Seattle Times reports that the King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to approve the regulation that will take effect next month.

The signs say the presence of a firearm in the home increases the risk of suicide, homicide and unintentional deaths to children.

Gun sellers and rangers not displaying the signs could receive a warning followed by fines of up to $100 per violation.

Public Health Seattle & King County is the agency that would enforce the regulation. But that agency doesn't have the $260,000 needed to do so.

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Finley, Wolfpack roll over Louisville 52-10 http://www.dailyastorian.com/finley-wolfpack-roll-over-louisville-52-10-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsd4e73a3ac3f44fbfbb3f9874f5646ba6 http://www.dailyastorian.com/finley-wolfpack-roll-over-louisville-52-10-da-ap-webfeeds-news-pro-sportsd4e73a3ac3f44fbfbb3f9874f5646ba6#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:43 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179804 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday.

The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on the Atlantic Coast Conference's second-worst defense. Kelvin Harmon caught seven passes for 100 yards and a score.

Reggie Gallaspy Jr. added two rushing touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from Finley. Gallaspy's 1-yard plunge with 56 seconds left in the first half capped a 13-play, 80-yard drive and made it 17-3.

NC State then took advantage of two short fields on its first three drives of the second half to extend the lead to 31-3 with 9:10 left in the third quarter.

Louisville interim coach Lorenzo Ward made his debut after Bobby Petrino was fired Sunday. The Cardinals (2-9, 0-8) marched 40 yards on its opening drive to take a 3-0 lead on a Blanton Creque 32-yard field goal, but the Wolfpack controlled the game from there. It marked the fourth straight game, and sixth this season, the Cardinals gave up 50 or more points.

PASS OUT

Just before the game, Louisville announced that starting quarterback Jawon Pass would sit out the first quarter "for missing a team obligation." Wade ended up keeping his sophomore off the field until 11:03 remained in the third quarter. As a result, redshirt freshman Malik Cunningham got his second start of the season.

Cunningham ran 14 times for 100 yards and a touchdown but left the game for good late in the fourth quarter with an apparent hand injury.

BIG PICTURE

North Carolina State: After letting a 10-point lead slip away late against Wake Forest nine days ago, the Wolfpack came out Saturday with a much improved effort from its offense. Rather than settle for field goals, like they did against the Demon Deacons, the Wolfpack cashed in touchdowns on six of the seven drives that reached the red zone.

Louisville: The beginning of the Wade era saw a more inspired effort by the team initially, but bad fundamentals continued to haunt the Cardinals. The defense had 12 men on the field for a third-and-7 play at the Wolfpack 28. Eight plays later, NC State scored its first touchdown. On offense, the Cardinals had a second quarter drive where they got to the Wolfpack 13. However, two false starts and a holding penalty thwarted the drive, which ended with a 36-yard missed field goal try. The wheels fell off in the second half.

UP NEXT

North Carolina State: The Wolfpack make the short trip to Chapel Hill next Saturday to play North Carolina.

Louisville: The Cardinals conclude their season next Saturday with a home game against their archrival, No. 20 Kentucky.

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Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis' cars http://www.dailyastorian.com/police-duo-dumped-deer-carcasses-on-minnesota-somalis-cars-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world3281abf3b57841d1a47031c154b174ce http://www.dailyastorian.com/police-duo-dumped-deer-carcasses-on-minnesota-somalis-cars-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world3281abf3b57841d1a47031c154b174ce#Comments Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:00:32 -0500 http://www.dailyastorian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2018311179808 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Somali and Muslim leaders expressed deep concern Saturday after a white man and his teenage son dumped bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men in the central Minnesota city of St. Cloud, and they don't believe the explanation the suspects gave to police.

The victims discovered the carcasses after leaving the YMCA on Wednesday night. In a news release Friday, assistant police chief Jeff Oxton said investigators used surveillance video to track down the pair who dumped the carcasses a 62-year-old local and his 14-year-old son. The video showed the teenager put the skinned carcasses on the cars while the father, "knowing what was happening," sat in their pickup truck, said Oxton.

"In a taped statement the suspects indicated that they needed to get rid of the carcasses and dumped them at that location in that manner," Oxton said. "It is not believed that the suspects knew either of the victims."

Oxton said there was nothing visible on or in the victims' vehicles that would have identified the race of the owners. He didn't identify the father and son or say whether they had hunted the deer themselves or where they had obtained the carcasses.

Oxton said police would forward the case to the city attorney for possible charges. In Minnesota, city attorneys generally prosecute misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors, but not felonies.

One of the victims and two community leaders scoffed at the suspects' claims that they merely needed to get rid of the carcasses, pointing out that they had plenty of options for disposing of them properly or could have just dumped them in the woods.

"Putting it on the hood is a statement," said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "I don't care what kind of statement they were trying to make and whether it was about Muslims or not. But it's making a statement."

Haji Yussuf, a local Somali community organizer, said he spoke with one of the victims, Ali Abdullahi, shortly after the incident.

"He was very hurt by it, but also scared," Yussuf said, adding that Abdullahi compared it to displays of swastikas and cross-burnings. He said local Somalis are concerned because it follows last month's synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh and other recent mass shootings, and that if the perpetrators are hunters, they probably have guns.

"Do we just let it go, or do we take it seriously before it goes to the next step?" Yussuf asked.

Abdullahi didn't immediately return a phone call Saturday from The Associated Press. But he told Minnesota Public Radio that he was shocked to find the carcass on the hood of his car. "My jaw dropped. I stood there transfixed, not moving," he said. He said he believes he and the other victim were intentionally targeted because they are Somali-American and that it was intended to send the message that, "You're not welcome. We don't like you."

Abdullahi also said he was afraid to return to the YMCA to work out the next night.

"I was thinking that someone was just there to get me, especially that this was a deer hunter, and they have a rifle," he said. "And all the shootings that I have been seeing and watching I'm terrified. I'm just thinking that somebody is just watching me and trying to kill me."

Oxton did not immediately return a call Saturday, and a dispatcher said nobody would be available to provide further information before Monday.

Minnesota has the nation's largest Somali population at an estimated 57,000. As many as 10,000 of them settled in and around St. Cloud, a city of about 65,000 people about 65 miles (104 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis, and they have complained of mistreatment over the years. Relations were especially tense two years ago after a young Somali man who may have been radicalized stabbed and wounded 10 people at a local shopping mall before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him.

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