Raiders’ Derek Carr once again struggles against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oakland quarterback Derek Carr has faced the Kansas City Chiefs enough times in his bright young career to know what he was going up against on a cold night at Arrowhead Stadium. It didn’t seem to change anything: He was on the losing end for the fifth straight time. “They’ve […]

Carr overcomes injury to rally Raiders past Panthers 35-32

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A big blown lead, a short week against a rested opponent and a banged-up pinkie for their quarterback. Right now it seems as if nothing can derail the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr came back from his injury to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating […]

Cousins scores 37, Kings get 122-105 win in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had a big third quarter, and these days it seems like everybody does against the Brooklyn Nets. Cousins had 37 points and 11 rebounds, scoring 18 points in the third quarter, to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 122-105 victory on Sunday night. “He is just hands down one […]

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it, according to prosecutors. Moments later, the officer fired on the motorist, and a bleeding Castile uttered his last words: “I wasn’t reaching for it.” On Wednesday, that […]

San Francisco teachers union offers Trump lesson plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” The union that represents city teachers posted the plan on its website and distributed it via an email newsletter […]

Bounce TV to bring back ‘Cosby Show’ reruns

ATLANTA (AP) — Reruns of “The Cosby Show” are returning to television, even as the comedian’s sexual assault trial looms next year. Bounce TV announced in social media posts that it will resume airing reruns of the 1980s sitcom on Dec. 19. Atlanta-based Bounce, programmed for black audiences, says it takes the allegations against Cosby […]

NCAA: Graduation rates up for black men’s basketball players

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The NCAA announced Tuesday that 77 percent of black men’s Division I basketball players who entered college in 2009 earned a degree within six years, up five points from a year earlier and a record high. That improvement helped the overall Graduation Success Rate match last year’s record of 86 […]

Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to […]

PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said. She was 61. A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics […]

Dave Chappelle, ‘SNL’ give thoughtful coda to election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” called on host Dave Chappelle’s wit and Kate McKinnon’s performance of “Hallelujah” for a thoughtful coda to a divisive presidential campaign. Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade largely out of the TV spotlight, proved ready and eager to offer his take on Donald Trump’s victory over […]