Inside the makeover of the Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic makeover is in full swing. With just a few primaries remaining before the decisive midterm elections in November, voters have dramatically reshaped the Democratic Party to become younger, more diverse and unquestionably liberal. The latest...

Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and recovery, has died. Lawford died of a heart attack...

Clock ticking on Mariota heading into 4th season with Titans

Sep. 5, 2018 6:25 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota has shown flashes of brilliance during his brief NFL career. He had a perfect passer rating in his NFL debut and led a 19-point comeback for his first playoff victory. Now Mariota heads into his fourth season...

GM Rizzo indicates manager Martinez will be back in 2019

Sep. 5, 2018 6:24 PM EDT GM Rizzo indicates manager Martinez will be back in 2019 AP-BBN–Nationals-Martinez <!– –> WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo indicated during a session with reporters Wednesday that first-year manager Dave...

Jansen expected to miss Dodgers' weekend series in Colorado

Sep. 5, 2018 6:20 PM EDT Jansen expected to miss Dodgers’ weekend series in Colorado By DOUG PADILLA Associated Press BC-BBN–Dodgers-Jansen Out,1st Ld-Writethru <!– –> Mark J. Terrill, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers...

First task for Packers RT Bryan Bulaga: facing Bears' Mack

Sep. 5, 2018 6:19 PM EDT GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is familiar enough with the pass-rushing prowess of Khalil Mack to know what to expect when the Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night. No film necessary of Mack playing with his new team....

Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has damaged right elbow ligament, Angels says Tommy John surgery recommended

Sep. 5, 2018 6:18 PM EDT Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has damaged right elbow ligament, Angels says Tommy John surgery recommended BC-APNewsAlert <!– –> ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has damaged right elbow ligament,...

Watt returns looking to bounce back after 2 major injuries

Sep. 5, 2018 6:16 PM EDT HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt smiles and chuckles quietly when asked if he’s heard from Houston Texans fans who can’t wait to see if he’ll be the player he once was. Watt returns Sunday after injuries limited him to eight games over the...

Judge orders quick action on graphic cigarette warnings

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to quickly finish writing a rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said Wednesday the FDA hasn’t worked fast enough to issue...

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill more optimistic than ever

Sep. 5, 2018 6:07 PM EDT DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill fielded questions on Twitter this week, with followers asking about his fresh-water fishing preference (open face reel), whether he could play receiver in the NFL (no way), and what kept him going when he missed all...