11.23.20173:38 PM ET
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves."We are witnessing the beginning of a new, unfolding democracy," the 75-year-old announced Wednesday upon his return to the country, two weeks after his firing by longtime mentor Robert Mugabe led to the president's downfall.
11.23.20174:58 PM ET
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of its 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the search will continue until there is full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan, despite the evidence of an explosion and with more than a week having passed since the submarine disappeared. It was originally scheduled to arrive Monday at Argentina's Mar del Plata Navy Base.
11.23.20173:52 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo of him online because police are investigating the disclosure as a possible crime against him. Authorities have not confirmed an investigation.The 68-year-old Barton, who joined the House in 1985, has acknowledged sharing intimate material with a lover and accused her of threatening to make it public when he ended the relationship. The unidentified woman told The Washington Post that she did not put it online and said the congressman sought to intimidate her by threatening to go to the authorities if she exposed his conduct.
11.23.201712:46 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."Franken was jokingly beseeching activists to get out the vote the following day, in what ended up as a surprisingly decisive victory for Democratic candidate Ralph Northam. But the moment, barely two weeks ago, also underscored how high the one-time "Saturday Night Live" comic had risen in his party's firmament.
11.23.20174:40 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles (3.22 kilometers) of Manhattan on a cold morning.
11.23.20174:28 PM ET
DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.The Vikings (9-2) took a huge step toward winning the NFC North, taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions.
11.23.20174:49 PM ET
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points and No. 9 North Carolina had five players in double figures in overwhelming Portland 102-78 on Thursday to open the PK80 Invitational.The Tar Heels (4-0) continued their offensive outburst to open the season, topping the century mark for the first time this season against the overmatched Pilots from the West Coast Conference.
11.23.20174:14 PM ET
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fifth-ranked Villanova walked into the locker room at halftime facing a double-digit deficit against Tennessee and several players battling foul trouble.The way coach Jay Wright figured, there was at least one positive note: His Wildcats should be fresh and ready to roll out of the break.
11.23.201711:51 AM ET
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan feels overdue to upset Ohio State.The Wolverines have lost five straight and 12 of 13 to the rival Buckeyes and even though Saturday's game is at the Big House, they are double-digit underdogs.
11.23.20171:23 PM ET
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham is effusive about playing in his first Iron Bowl.Alabama's Jalen Hurts had much less to say when asked whether he likes playing in these kind of big-game environments. "I like winning," he said simply.