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Santa Anita tested as hoof beats yield to sounds of silence

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being extensively tested after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two...

49ers decline contract option on wide receiver Pierre Garcon

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Pierre Garcon will become a free agent after the San Francisco 49ers declined his contract option. The team officially...

Man dead in W.Va. gunfight was wanted in Va. police shooting

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say the man who died in a shootout with the U.S. Marshals Service near West Virginia University is the...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks fell again on Wall Street Thursday, marking the fourth straight loss for the S&P 500 and placing the benchmark index on track for...

Missouri women race past Florida 87-56 in SEC

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Amber Smith scored 18 points, Hannah Schuchts added 16 and fifth-seeded Missouri cruised past 13th-seeded Florida on Thursday in the...

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 2. FICTION 1. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers) 2. “One Fish...

Let marijuana businesses open bank accounts

The best way to ensure public safety when it comes to the marijuana industry is to bring it out of the shadows. Source: The Seattle...

Dolphins releasing DE Andre Branch, G Ted Larsen

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are releasing defensive end Andre Branch and guard Ted Larsen, part of their effort to pare payroll in...

Sometimes detention is the only choice to keep a child safe

While detention for troubled youth is never a judge’s first choice, it can save a child’s life. Source: The Seattle Times Detail: Sometimes detention is...

Ekmark leads No. 20 Arizona State women over Colorado 66-49

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Ekmark scored 18 points and No. 20 Arizona State used a run at the start of the fourth quarter...

Inmate fight at maximum-security prison kills 1, injures 9

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a fight between two groups of prisoners at the country’s largest prison left an inmate dead...

Karlis nets 24, Wisconsin women trip Buckeyes 74-63

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelly Karlis scored a career-high 24 points and Marsha Howard added 23 and 13th-seeded Wisconsin dominated the fourth quarter to defeat...

After making millions, R. Kelly could be left with nothing

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly grew up in one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods and built a worldwide musical brand that earned tens of millions...

Senior night can mean also honoring NBA-bound underclassmen

At Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse, only seniors, those who have endured the sweat and pressure of playing for one of college basketball’s most prestigious programs...

Feds say illegal pot operation funded with Chinese money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three men have been arrested on charges they took part in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana...

Utah teacher forces student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher is on administrative leave after she made a 9-year-old Catholic student wash off the Ash Wednesday...

Georgia’s Hammonds has surgery to repair fracture in foot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sophomore forward Rayshaun Hammonds, the team’s second-leading scorer and rebounder, has had surgery to repair a fracture in his...

‘Rambo’ gets mandatory life in prison in Philippines killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. soldier known as Rambo who became a mercenary for drug dealers has been sentenced to life in...

US urges UN to impose new sanctions on Iran over launches

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran, saying its recent missile-related launches could...

Soldier sentenced to 7 life terms for killing wife, officer

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie Virginia police officer has been sentenced to...

Legislature asks for program cuts despite soaring revenue

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Legislative leaders in Oregon released a conservative budget framework that includes program cuts despite projections the state will take in...

3 Navy service members accused of rape, sodomy

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Three Navy service members stationed at the Army’s Fort Gordon in Georgia are in custody, facing rape and sodomy charges....

Chimps varied “culture” matters for conservation, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for...

North Carolina women top Ga Tech in ACC 80-73

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Leah Church scored 20 points and Jocelyn Jones had 14, both career-highs, and eighth-seeded North Carolina pulled away from ninth-seeded...

Inslee, Ferguson warn gun dealers to comply with new firearms law or face ‘legal...

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to 262 gun dealers in counties where sheriffs have said they won't enforce...

24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators — 23 Democrats and one Republican — are asking President Donald Trump to protect Venezuelan citizens currently...

Man convicted in burglary, rape gets 35 years in prison

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for raping a woman after breaking into...

Mets’ great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has retired from public life. The family of...

Seattle firm files lawsuit against Boeing on behalf of Lion Air crash victim families

A law firm filed suit against Boeing in Seattle Thursday, representing the families of 17 passengers who died when Lion Air flight JT 610...

Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Democrat says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions...

Jets tender 2nd-round offer to WR Robby Anderson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have tendered a second-round qualifying offer to wide receiver Robby Anderson, who could become a...

10-man Arsenal beaten 3-1 at Rennes in Europa League

Rennes rallied from an early deficit to beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, a...

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say they’ve found a new type of killer whale off the coast of Chile that looks distinctly different from other...

A nanny state? Vermont town elects goat as honorary mayor

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the Vermont town...

Appeals court determines asylum seeker has right to hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in California has determined that a Sri Lankan man who is a member of the Tamil ethnic...

Maryland joins states moving to stop teacher sex abuse cycle

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has taken a step toward joining a growing number of states that have enacted legislation to prevent teachers with...

Texas picks up anti-abortion efforts blocked in US Senate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature is reviving efforts similar to those blocked in the U.S. Senate last month that threatened doctors who...

Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page set to retire

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Kent State golf coach Herb Page will retire at the end of this season and end his storied run...

President Kermode to leave men’s tennis tour at end of 2019

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Kermode will leave his job as executive chairman and president of the men’s professional tennis tour when his...

UN chief urges speedy Afghan government and Taliban talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for immediate talks between Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban, saying the current moment represents...

Run, bull, run. Longest bull market looks to keep going

Wall Street has rewarded its most patient investors handsomely over the past 10 years. Is there more to come? The S&P 500, the U.S....

Catholic Church cardinals implicated in sex abuse, cover-ups

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The conviction of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to report a known pedophile priest to police deepens the crisis...

Facebook steps up fight against vaccine misinformation

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site. It’s...

Former Equifax executive pleads guilty to insider trading

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax executive who sold stock for nearly $1 million a week and a half before the company announced a...

Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month’s fatal highway accident and the case has been closed....

Jaguars re-sign veteran long-snapper Matt Overton

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed veteran long-snapper Matt Overton, preventing him from becoming a free agent next week. The team...

Syria rejects watchdog report saying chlorine used in Douma

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s government has strongly criticized a report issued by the global chemical weapons watchdog that said chlorine was likely used...

Diaz finalizes football coaching staff at Miami for 2019

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami standouts DeMarcus Van Dyke and Joel Rodriguez have been promoted to new roles on Manny Diaz’s staff...

Where earlier presidential primaries might lead us

Washington joins the push toward earlier presidential primaries. Source: The Seattle Times Detail: Where earlier presidential primaries might lead us

Driver paralyzed after dispute over handicapped parking spot

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An Amazon driver who illegally parked in a handicapped-accessible parking space is paralyzed from the waist down after a...

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once...

Braves’ Donaldson to play in first exhibition game Friday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson plans to play in his first spring training game for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night against Philadelphia....

Former church worker sentenced to prison for stealing funds

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A former church worker was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $490,000 from an area church....

Colley, Michigan St women pull away from Northwestern 68-52

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shay Colley scored 10 of her 14 points in the second, leading a balanced that helped ninth-seeded Michigan State pull away...

Cabrera Bello opens with 65 at Bay Hill for early lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello made his debut at Bay Hill with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead Thursday among the...

A look at some spring training standouts

A weekly look at some of the standout players during spring training and how they might help their teams this season (through Wednesday): JACK...

Broncos re-sign Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter signed a one-year, $1 million contract to stay in Denver on Thursday, the...

Major flood threat increases for Red River, Fargo metro area

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Forecasters said Thursday that the threat for major spring flooding is increasing in the Red River Valley of North Dakota...

Analysis: Why the recruiting class of 2020 will be crucial for the future of...

The class of 2020 is loaded, and it could help the Pac-12’s leverage at the table in a few years … if the prospects...

Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Earlier this week, Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire left several of his top players out of the starting lineup. It was...

Free Birds: Company pays $20K for 523 impounded scooters

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The electric scooter company Bird has paid a Virginia city $20,000 to release 523 Birds from captivity. Norfolk spokeswoman Lori...

Harper homers for 2nd straight day in simulated game

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper homered for the second straight day in a simulated game against Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguers. Harper had an...

$30 million settlement in sweepstakes scam aimed at elderly

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The operators of a sweepstakes scam that affected senior citizens and others will forfeit $30 million in cash and assets...

Ole Miss leader: Groups to weigh in on Confederate statue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi’s leader says he’s waiting to hear from faculty and staff groups before recommending a Confederate monument...

Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is seeking a judge’s approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees...

Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa hog farmer Howard Hill is feeling the pinch from President Donald Trump’s get-tough trade policies — his pigs are selling...

Group concerned over arrest of Egyptian transgender woman

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is voicing concern over the safety and well-being of an Egyptian transgender woman arrested during a police...

Analysis: Battle-tested, veteran-laden Huskies close out another nail-biter

David Crisp and Noah Dickerson each scored 22 points and had shining moments at the end of Washington's 81-76 overtime win against Oregon State. Source:...

Cohen sues Trump Organization, says it owes him nearly $2M

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has filed a lawsuit claiming the Trump Organization failed to pay nearly $2...

Roma fires coach De Francesco after Champions League exit

ROME (AP) — Italian club Roma has fired coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the team’s elimination from the Champions League. Roma announced Thursday that...

No. 18 Syracuse women top Virginia 67-57 in ACC quarters

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Digna Strautmane led a balanced attack with 14 points and 18th-ranked Syracuse, the fifth seeded, turned back 12th seeded Virginia...

Scientists find new type of killer whale off coast of Chile after 14-year search

A mysterious stranding of the elusive whale 60 years ago and recent photographs prompted scientists to embark on their search. They got a first...

UEFA opens formal investigation into Manchester City

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened a formal investigation into Manchester City for possible violations of financial monitoring rules. In the most serious...

Coach Solskjaer showing he has a knack for winning big games

PARIS (AP) — As a striker for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found all kinds of ways to score from difficult angles, often late...

USTA picks new US Open tournament referee, chief umpire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Soeren Friemel is the new U.S. Open tournament referee, and Jake Garner has been selected to succeed him as...

3 former Oklahoma State basketball players face charges

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Three former Oklahoma State basketball players who were kicked off the team in January face criminal charges after authorities accused...

Mexican journalist seeking US asylum again ordered deported

HOUSTON (AP) — A Mexican journalist has again been ordered deported from the United States despite his fear that his stories about corruption make...

Water main break forces closure of Mt. Bachelor ski area

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A popular central Oregon ski resort, Mt. Bachelor, closed its entire ski area due to a water main break. KOIN...

Utah law against sex outside marriage could be repealed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be...

UAE sports chief would back UEFA punishment of Man City

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules have a seemingly unlikely supporter: The United Arab Emirates government sports chief. Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi says he would...

Extra session looms on W.Va. schools as wary teachers watch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is poised to return to center stage of a national wave of teacher unrest as lawmakers debate pay...

Palestinian leader calls for boycott of new US embassy unit

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian leadership is urging the international community to boycott the newly created U.S. Embassy unit that will handle relations with...

Maryland House approves medical aid in dying bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a...

UVA to boost wages to $15 an hour for 1,400 workers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says about 1,400 of its full-time workers will see their wages grow to $15 an hour...

No 2020 White House run for Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he will not run for president in 2020, becoming the latest Democrat to bow out...

1 dead, 16 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police say one person has died and at least 16 others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in southern Kosovo....

Walters, Arnaus share 1st-round lead at Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Walters of South Africa and Spanish rookie Adri Arnaus mastered the tricky winds at the Doha Golf Club on...

Battling over voting rights, Dems, GOP have 2020 in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every election year, there’s heated talk about voter access and suppression. This year congressional Democrats are hoping to make it a...

Clemson no longer ACC doormat after turnaround under Butler

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson women’s basketball is no longer a doormat for Atlantic Coast Conference teams to walk over, looking for what recently...

Greece: Probe blasts authorities over fire that killed 100

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prosecutors are criticizing the authorities who handled the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades last summer. Extracts of the damning...

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Military leaders apologize for problems in family housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top military leaders are acknowledging and apologizing for widespread problems in military family housing and are promising to fix them. The...

Tennessee advances bill banning fetal heartbeat abortion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest state to move closer to enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. House...

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