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  • Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 percent to 3,119.72 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 ...

  • Yemeni spokesman says rebels seek to ignite Hodeida fighting

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for Yemen's internationally recognized government says recent comments by the country's rebels that they won't give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government, amounted to ...

  • USC's new president ready to 'fix' school after scandals

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the University of Southern California said she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last ...

  • Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs. "It's not about who our opponent is, it's ...

  • 5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five extended family members who lived at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead last year are due in federal court Thursday to face new charges that they plotted attacks on ...

  • Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights guarantees. "We should not be tranquil until those (are) re-established ...

  • Horvat leads Canucks to 7-4 win over Senators

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and an assist and the Vancouver Canucks kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 win over the depleted Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Tanner Pearson also had two goals ...

  • Forecasters: 'Potentially historic' flooding threatens South

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic ...

  • Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the ...

  • Siakam has 33 and 13 as Raptors hold off Thunder in OT

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Fred VanVleet added 23 points and six assists and the Toronto Raptors won the first of two games in three days against Oklahoma City, blowing a 20-point lead ...

  • Fire ball above LA not an alien invasion, just a film shoot

    2 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading. The LAPD says a fire ball that dashed through the sky over downtown Wednesday evening was part of a movie production. ...

  • Pelosi's no fan of impeachment: Just ask Clinton and Bush

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Democrats swept to power, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi stood before the cameras and declared impeachment was "off the table." That was November 2006. More than a decade later, Pelosi, again facing a restive left flank ...

  • Senators-Canucks Sums

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Ottawa 0 0 4—4 Vancouver 1 3 3—7 First Period_1, Vancouver, Horvat 26 (Edler, Pettersson), 14:06 (pp). Penalties_Ceci, OTT, (holding), 13:35. Second Period_2, Vancouver, Pearson 12 (Biega, Eriksson), 0:32. 3, Vancouver, Virtanen 14 (Beagle), 5:56. 4, Vancouver, Boeser 24 (Edler, ...

  • Analysis: US-led forces oust IS but victory may not last

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq ...

  • Arizona State beats St. John's 74-65 in First Four

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries ...

  • European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Boeing's grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed. The Europeans and Canadians want to do ...

  • Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights group says authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin border region for sexual slavery. Human Rights Watch says women are ...

  • The Latest: All 50 victims of mosque attacks now identified

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 4:30 p.m. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says all 50 victims of the attack on two Christchurch mosques have been identified and ...

  • Levi Strauss readies for prime time in the public markets

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but ...

  • Today in History

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Thursday, March 21, the 80th day of 2019. There are 285 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 21, 2006, the social media website Twitter was established with the sending of ...

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