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  • Florida man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A new challenge making waves on social media pokes fun at Florida’s reputation for producing strange news stories involving guns, drugs, booze and reptiles — or some combination of the four. The challenge invites participants to run their birthday and “Florida man” through a search engine to find out which headline pops up. Then they must post the result on social media. The “Florida Man” concept crept into the nation’s consciousness with the @_FloridaMan Twitter account in […]

  • Washington makes successful return, beats Utah State 78-61

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61 on Friday. The Pac-12’s regular season champions swept the league’s awards — top player, best defensive player and coach of the year — and got something from all of them against one of the hottest teams in March. Eighth-seeded Utah State (28-7) had won 10 in a […]

  • Officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

    BEIJING — Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China’s Hunan province. The provincial spokesman’s office said Saturday that five of those injured were in critical condition. The incident occurred at around 7:15 p.m. (1115 GMT) Friday along a stretch of Hanshou County in the city of Changde. Aboard were 56 people, including 53 passengers, a tour guide and two drivers, both of whom have […]

  • Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The comprehensive report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general, to Congress and, in all likelihood, federal courts. […]

  • Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe, delivers report

    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest associates.

  • Expanded sanctuary state rules advance in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal to create expanded sanctuary state rules is moving forward in Washington. The bill, from Mercer Island Democratic Sen. Lisa Wellman, would limit the ability of police to inquire about immigration status, and require schools, courthouses, and other government facilities to adopt rules minimizing the risk of them being used as staging grounds for immigration stops, along with other protections. It had a public hearing Friday. That would put Washington on par with — and in […]

  • Indonesian airline wants to cancel multibillion dollar Boeing order after crash

    In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes within five months.

  • You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and movies across the different services. Something that might make Comcast’s offer a hard sell? All these apps are already available on […]

  • Two American service members killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. forces say two American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan. The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission says the Americans were killed while conducting an operation on Friday. In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin. The statement didn’t specify the location of the combat or say who the soldiers were fighting. There are about […]

  • No drama: No. 1 Zags roll past Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAAs

    SALT LAKE CITY — When it comes to a 16 seed beating a 1, it’s still true — anything really can happen in the NCAA Tournament. Just not on Thursday night. And not against Gonzaga. One year after dreamers and underdog lovers rejoiced at top-seeded Virginia’s first-of-its-kind, first-round loss, the Gonzaga Bulldogs crushed any thought of a repeat with a wire-to-wire 87-49 thumping of Fairleigh Dickinson in the West Region. “I don’t know who in America could’ve played Gonzaga and […]

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