• Are Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium?

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium. Is that the reason for such poor shooting in Houston? The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with no walls or bleachers...

  • Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously...

  • Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge...

  • Voters to decide how Wisconsin chief justice is chosen

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will decide April 7 whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader. Approval almost certainly would mean the court's conservative majority will strip long-time Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of...

  • Denver beats Boston College 5-2 in NCAA hockey

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Grant Arnold scored twice and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to help Denver beat Boston College 5-2 on Saturday in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament. Denver (24-13-2) will play the Miami (Ohio)-Providence winner Sunday for a...

  • Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prince Bishop pulled away from favorite California Chrome on the home straight and won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2 ¾ lengths at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday. Starting from the inside post, jockey William Buick rode Prince Bishop to his...

  • UConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reaches regional final

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion. The Hall of Famer became the second coach to achieve 100 victories in the NCAA Tournament as his UConn Huskies pulled off a record rout of Texas, 105-54, on Saturday in the Sweet 16. Auriemma joined Pat...

  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days...

  • 4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An attempt to take gasoline from a crashed tanker truck led to four deaths and 26 injuries when the vehicle exploded, Mexican officials said Saturday. Tabasco state Civil Defense official Jorge Mendez Landeros said two of the victims died Saturday and two others at...

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to...

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