• Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware (32) runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

    Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints, 27-21

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday.

  • New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, grabs a rebound away from Orlando Magic's Serge Ibaka (7) as teammate Omer Asik, left, comes in to help during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Davis says Pelicans can win with ‘Boston’ model

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis doesn’t accept the premise that the New Orleans Pelicans will struggle again this season simply because they let two of their best shooters walk this offseason and didn’t make a splash in free-agency.

  • In this March 1, 2016 file photo, voters make their choice in the ballot booth during primary election day at Sherrod Elementary School in Arlington, Texas. Officials in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana say they've denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the November general election. The U.S. State Department's spokesman says Russia hasn't participated in an international mission to observe elections, so its effort to do so on the state level represents "nothing more than a PR stunt." (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department’s spokesman dismissed as “nothing more than a PR stunt.”

  • Grambling State coach Broderick Fobbs inks 2-year deal

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Grambling State coach Broderick Fobbs is staying put for a few more years.

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Ex-NFL star’s co-defendants face sentences in drug-rape case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The two co-defendants in the drug and rape case that brought down one-time NFL star Darren Sharper were formally sentenced Thursday to lengthy prison terms — after hearing blistering condemnations from two of their victims in open court.

  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, left, and Cobie Smulders appear in a scene from "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." (David James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions via AP)

    Review: ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel not as good as 2012 original

    It’s not the acting or the action that makes “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” inferior to the original 2012 hit. It’s the story.

  • The Latest: Lawmaker says she’ll push for amendment

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging Louisiana legislation that has prevented some foreign-born U.S. citizens without birth certificates from obtaining marriage licenses (all times local):

  • La Tech RB Jaqwis Dancy out, diagnosed with cancer

    RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy has been sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season after being diagnosed with cancer.

  • APNewsBreak: US citizen born in refugee camp sues to marry

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Two weeks before their wedding, Viet “Victor” Anh Vo and his fiancee were stunned when a court clerk rejected their application for a marriage license because he couldn’t produce a birth certificate.