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Gary Mask, a member of Victory Lighthouse Pentecostal, picks up debris around the church after Friday night's storm in Jonesboro, Ark., Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Staci Vandagriff/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)
March 26, 2017 - 4:01 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say storms packing tree-tumbling winds and car-denting hail could strike parts of the Plains, the latest round in a turbulent week of wild weather across the Midwest and South. Forecasters say the worst weather Sunday will be across a wide swath of central Oklahoma and...
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Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government's former No. 2 official Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city's next leader. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 26, 2017 - 3:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014. Carrie Lam, the government's former No. 2 official and Beijing's favored candidate, received 777 votes and...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:40 am
AL-QAIDA LEADER Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:31 am
NCAA-FINAL FOUR-WEST COAST WINNERS Big wins for West Coast in regional finals UNDATED (AP) —Two teams from the West Coast will be in the Final Four. The Southeastern Conference hopes to fill the other two spots. Gonzaga trounced Xavier and Oregon upset Kansas in Saturday's regional finals. Sunday's...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:31 am
HURRICANES-DEVILS Skinner, Aho lead surging Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Devils NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 10:26 left and the surging Carolina Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the...
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People look at tributes in Parliament Square, London, Saturday March 25, 2017, laid out for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday. Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalized, including some with what have been described as catastrophic injuries. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
March 26, 2017 - 3:28 am
LONDON (AP) — British police investigating an assault on Parliament that claimed four victims and wounded dozens say they still believe the assailant acted alone. Police said late Saturday there is no information indicating that further attacks are planned. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu...
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In this photo provided by Clare Schexnyder, small business owner Clare Schexnyder, 49, poses with her daughter, Sofi, in their kitchen in Decatur, Ga., on Jan. 27, 2017. A breast cancer survivor, Schexnyder says she wouldn’t be alive if not for the Obamacare that paid for her mammograms, and finds it “unforgiveable” that Republicans are sabotaging access to affordable health care. (Clare Schexnydervia AP)
March 26, 2017 - 3:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode." Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out...
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Kentucky guard Malik Monk watches play against UCLA in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 26, 2017 - 3:10 am
The most entertaining college basketball game of the regular season came in December. Malik Monk set a record for a Kentucky freshman with 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer taken against his coach's wishes, to lift the Wildcats to a 103-100 win over North Carolina. Are these two ready for...
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Kentucky guard Malik Monk watches play against UCLA in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 26, 2017 - 2:45 am
The most entertaining college basketball game of the regular season came in December. Malik Monk set a record for a Kentucky freshman with 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer taken against his coach's wishes, to lift the Wildcats to a 103-100 win over North Carolina. Are these two ready for...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, turns her head as she listens to the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 26, 2017 - 2:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just...
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