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This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to...
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Kentucky's Bam Adebayo, left, heads to the basket as Wichita State's Darral Willis Jr. (21) defends during the first half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 19, 2017 - 2:45 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 3:38 p.m. Kentucky and Wichita State are tangled in a physical game with the Wildcats up 26-24 at halftime in Indianapolis. The second-seeded Wildcats are shooting 33 percent from the field, and the Shockers 30 percent. Bam Adebayo had 15...
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This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:51 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena hosting two men's NCAA Tournament games. The group arrived Sunday morning, raising the flag from the back of a pickup truck. They planned to stay throughout the games...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:38 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to the arena where two men's NCAA Tournament games are being played. The group arrived Sunday morning, raising the flag from the back of a pickup truck. They planned to stay...
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Smoke rises from a wildfire Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Authorities said the small wildfire burning in the mountains forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke. (Seth Frankel via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 12:13 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A small wildfire burning in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. Wind was pushing the flames in the wooded area a...
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Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays in a shot over Michigan guard Zak Irvin (21) during the first half of a second-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:10 p.m. Louisville has taken a 36-28 halftime lead over Michigan by hitting 3-pointers — something the Wolverines usually do. Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel hit back-to-back 3s during an eight-point run that closed the half. The Cardinals...
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FILE - In this April 17, 1986, file photo, Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News, speaks to reporters after winning the Pulitzer prize for commentary, in the newsroom of the newspaper in New York. Breslin, the chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. His stepdaughter said Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera, File)
March 19, 2017 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter,...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. He was 88. Breslin's stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said he died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime New York Daily News...
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March 19, 2017 - 10:50 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. Republican-backed proposals, written in conjunction with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, are designed to close the so-called dark store...
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