The Latest: Campbell thanks support from across country
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:59:31 -0500
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local):
Republican wins Senate runoff in Louisiana, giving party 52 seats
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:57:26 -0500
By Bryn Stole BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Republican John Neely Kennedy, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, won a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday against his Democratic opponent in a race that gives the Republicans a 52-seat majority in the chamber. The Democratic candidate, Foster Campbell, told his supporters in a speech in the state capital of Baton Route that he had called Kennedy to congratulate him on his victory. Kennedy, the state treasurer, had more than 63 percent of the vote with 3,391 of 3,904 precincts reporting, in results posted on the website of the state Secretary of State's Office.
Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:56:25 -0500
Lamar Jackson was trying to remember the last time he cried. He was pretty sure it involved losing a little league football game. On Saturday night, Louisville's spectacular sophomore quarterback found ...
Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 105-100 win over Heat
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:55:46 -0500
CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 against his former team and the Chicago Bulls held off the struggling Miami Heat 105-100 on Saturday night.
Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:52:46 -0500
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.
Democratic candidate for Senate concedes runoff in Louisiana
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:51:01 -0500
BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Foster Campbell, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in a runoff election in Louisiana, conceded the race in a speech to his supporters on Saturday in Baton Rouge, with his Republican opponent leading. Campbell said he called Republican John Neely Kennedy to congratulate him. Kennedy is poised to give the Republicans a 52-seat majority in the U.S. Senate. (Reporting by Bryn Stole in Baton Rouge; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Robert Birsel)
Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state - source
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:49:05 -0500
By Steve Holland BALTIMORE (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country's top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Rex Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. The choice of Tillerson further stocks Trump's Cabinet and inner circle with people who favor a soft line toward Moscow.
Louisville's Jackson becomes youngest to win Heisman
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:46:21 -0500
University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson became the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy when he was named the top performer in US college football. The 19-year-old Jackson on Saturday became the 13th quarterback in the last 16 years to win the coveted award and he did it by combining prolific passing skills with an aggressive running game. University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield placed third with 361 points while his Oklahoma teammate and wide receiver Dede Westbrook was fourth with 209 points.
Grizzlies dominate Warriors for sixth straight victory
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:45:50 -0500
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 19 points each and the Memphis Grizzlies rolled over the Golden State Warriors 110-89 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
The Latest: Trump's favorite for State an accomplished exec
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:32:37 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):