• Rangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider helped get the New York Rangers back to the playoffs. Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers earned a postseason berth with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. "We played pretty well away from the puck and...

  • Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-Os. That's not Brey's style. Or his team's either. "I said 'Fellas, been here before,'" Brey...

  • Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. Frank Kaminsky got off to a slow start, his team couldn't make a shot in the first half and then fell behind by seven midway through the second half. It looked like a repeat of the Big Ten Conference title...

  • Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic. Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, rolled to a 78-39 victory over the Mountaineers on Thursday night...

  • Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Bangkok Post newspaper is reporting that the country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai...

  • Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it "an important landmark for democracy implementation," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats. This year's...

  • Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals. The North's state media said late Thursday that the two...

  • Bomb hits police bus in southern Pakistan, wounding 10

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police and hospital officials say a roadside bomb has struck a bus carrying police officers in southern Pakistan, wounding at least 10 people. Police officer Mohammad Ali says the attack took place Friday morning in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's southern...

  • Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours. The government said Friday that it "strongly advises" the public not to join the queue and to instead...

  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny. Beijing...

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