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Florida guard KeVaughn Allen (5) is congratulated by teammates and coaches after scoring against Wisconsin during the second half of an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 24, 2017 - 10:46 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. Florida has Wisconsin on the ropes early in the second half — and Gators leading scorer KeVaughn Allen is busting out of his scoring slump. After scoring just 11 points total in two victories last week,...
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Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox moves down court against UCLA in the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
March 24, 2017 - 10:40 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 11:40 p.m. Kentucky is taking over. The second-seeded Wildcats have stretched out to a 69-58 lead with 5:58 left against third-seeded UCLA. Freshman Malik Monk has 14 of his 21 points in the second half, while fellow...
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South Carolina players celebrate after beating Baylor 70-50 in an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 24, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 24, 2017 - 8:54 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 9:54 p.m. Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss. The...
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FILE- In this March 17, 2017, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, left, and players Kennedy Meeks, Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson react during the second half against Texas Southern in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C. Williams has long emphasized the importance of rebounding and his Tar Heels lead the country in rebounding margin entering the Friday, March 24, game against Butler in the NCAA Tournament's South Region semifinals. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:49 pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 7:48 p.m. The top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are doing their best to shoot Butler right out of the South Regional semifinal. Justin Jackson, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, already has 13 points...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Investigators say a convicted sex offender and gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been captured in Dallas. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the arrest of 37-year-old Jahmar Nykel Young of Dallas. Authorities say a tip led officers to conduct a...
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March 24, 2017 - 10:59 am
Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. The bull's-eye for some of the most fearsome weather — including possible tornadoes — is over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and east Texas. Meteorologists at the national Storm Prediction...
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This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 10:57 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corpus Christi police say they've been unable to substantiate a tip that a Tennessee school teacher and a student he's accused of kidnapping were in the South Texas Gulf Coast city. Tennessee authorities have been hunting for 50-year-old Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth...
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March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A long-serving Mississippi lawmaker says he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:41 am
KENNER, La. (AP) — An ordinance being debated in Kenner could have a major impact on fees charged by customers who use Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services. Ride-sharing drivers are concerned the proposed ordinance that would add additional fees to fares, but taxi drivers say they support the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning. The State Department says that...
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