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Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people...

EU leaders mark bloc’s 60th anniversary as turning point

ROME (AP) — European Union leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty on Saturday as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from...

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

LONDON (AP) — The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Persian Gulf country's embassy said. ...

Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. ...

Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

NEW YORK (AP) — With 4 seconds left in overtime, Chris Chiozza took off with the ball, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead, the Florida point guard stopped...

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. ...

Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final. Coach...

Lonzo Ball says he’s one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level. ...

The Latest: Chiozza’s 3 gives SEC an Elite Eight trio

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 1:15 a.m. ...

Warriors win sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 27 points, seven rebounds and a season-high 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 114-100 on Friday night. ...

Nadal advances to start bid for 1st Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally. ...

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday. ...

The Latest: Florida’s Allen busting out of scoring slump

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. ...

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus. ...

Royal Returns: KC’s Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League

Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. Following a stint with Team USA at the World...

James to see eye doctor after 112-105 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James sat at his locker dabbing his right eye with a wet compress while having difficulty keeping it open. ...

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health...

South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently South Carolina is getting the hang of winning NCAA Tournament games. The Gamecocks, who hadn't won...

Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix...

Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lakers honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on...

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a...

Gonzaga and Xavier ready for Final Four breakthrough

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few did not like the question but answered it anyway. His Zags had...

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. ...

A day of dominance and survival at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the Dell Technologies Match Play. For three straight days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never...

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after...

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital...

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate...

The Latest: Dustin Johnson powers way into round of 16

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 4:30 p.m. ...

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

NEW YORK (AP) — Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened...

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well. ...

Xavier overcame worst slump in 35 years to reach Elite Eight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier didn't look like an Elite Eight team in early March, coming off six straight defeats that led coaches to try to burn the month of February from the players' memories,...

Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program...

Trump touts jobs commitment first made in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers. But the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of...

Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing...

Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to Olympics

CHICAGO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner...

Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable

SAO PAULO (AP) — When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for...

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe...

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four...

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally...

UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe, search 21 sites

LONDON (AP) — British police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data," have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British...

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these...

Egypt’s Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

CAIRO (AP) — Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from custody Friday morning after six years of legal proceedings and wrangling that frustrated activists who had hoped he would face justice for the...

US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly. ...

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. ...

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

DUJIANGYAN, China (AP) — American-born giant panda Bao Bao made her first appearance Friday before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C. ...

French defense chief: Battle for Syria’s Raqqa within days

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days. ...

AP Explains: Hong Kong’s unusual system to pick its leader

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote...

2 further arrests in London terror attack

LONDON (AP) — London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. Nine people are currently in custody, while one...

Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who's going to be the lovable underdog...

Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Not long after losing to Arizona's Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend should let him win the next one. ...

The Latest: Arizona’s loss means three 2-seeds are out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. ...

No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took about 10 minutes for Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham to slow down, gain their composure and get everything under control in their Midwest Regional...

The Latest: Kansas has friendly crowd, halftime lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:40 p.m. ...

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who...

Ducks end Michigan’s run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Dorsey's teammates call him "Mr. March." Yeah, that fits. ...

Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West...

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked...

With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined. ...

Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished. ...

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and...

NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world's best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. ...

The Latest: Kjeldsen advances, McIlroy eliminated

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 6:30 p.m. ...

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. ...

Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady...

A look at victims of the attack outside London’s Parliament

LONDON (AP) — The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. ...

London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52

LONDON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record...

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said. ...

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches' challenges...

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two...

The Latest: WH calls Freedom Caucus meeting ‘positive step’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 2:06 p.m. ...

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland's Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday in a cross-community service that illustrated the...

The Latest: EU security chief sees link with Brussels attack

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local): 13:35 p.m. ...

Trump Jr. called a ‘disgrace’ for criticizing London mayor

LONDON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are...

At 93 years old, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe remains a jet-setter

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president." ...

Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin domestic dispute

WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff...

AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work...

IS group claims responsibility for London car, knife attack

LONDON (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to...

GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short...

Stocks mixed ahead of US vote seen as Trump bellwether

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, as investors awaited a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for President Donald Trump's ability to deliver...

Todd Fisher says mom Debbie Reynolds set him up for death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December. ...

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house,...

Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone...

Former colleagues, judges to testify for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues get their say on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee after Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed from two days of tough questioning at his confirmation...

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court...

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama. ...

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. ...

‘Snooki’ inspires bill to cap public university speaker fees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Under legislation inspired by former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey's public universities. ...

Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists...

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the...

Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign. ...

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

WESTON, Wis. (AP) — A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators...

Jury decides death penalty for man, 24, in Las Vegas killing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas decided a 24-year-old man should become the youngest person on Nevada's death row for the 2011 rape, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl who...

APNewsBreak: California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan for the...

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. "I was a 20-game winner," he would joke,...

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people

NEW YORK (AP) — A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black...

Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors...

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and...

AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned....

She thought someone passed out drunk. Then she saw a uniform

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — What sounded like someone knocking on a window late one night turned out to be gunfire erupting in a small community on the nation's largest American Indian reservation. ...

APNewsBreak: Illinois governor seeks prison tower cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in watchtowers with closed-circuit cameras at nearly two dozen lower-security Illinois prisons, an effort to cut expenses for a cash-strapped state that has...