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  • Former tech CEO faces sentencing after self-exile in Africa

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges for a decade by fleeing to Africa is facing sentencing in New York City. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander is due in federal court in Brooklyn on Thursday. Alexander ...

  • Australia to host Davis Cup quarterfinal v US in Brisbane

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia will host its Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane from April 7-9. It will be the 47th meeting between the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history. ...

  • Today in History

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017. There are 311 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1942, the first shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II ...

  • AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends ...

  • Police: Woman fears losing potential lover, lies about rape

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A New York woman is facing charges after police say she lied about being raped by two football players from a Connecticut university due to fears a third student would lose romantic interest in her. Nikki ...

  • Top 25 Capsules

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games. Kamar Baldwin ...

  • Bangladesh rolls out welcome for unusual sport on skates

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has just hosted the championship for an unusual sport called roll ball. Players on roller skates dribble and pass a basketball-sized ball that they try to throw into a small soccer-type goal. About 750 players ...

  • Air Force beats UNLV 81-58

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Hayden Graham had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Air Force ended a six-game losing streak with an 81-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. The Falcons (11-17, 4-11 Mountain West) led 38-28 at ...

  • Martin, No. 22 Butler rally to stun No. 2 Villanova, 74-66

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games. Kamar Baldwin ...

  • Winning numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that's climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. During Wednesday night's drawing, it ...

  • Chinese Basketball Association elects Yao Ming as president

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Basketball Association has voted unanimously to appoint NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming as its president. The CBA's social media account quoted Yao as saying at a ceremony on Thursday that he hoped to reform ...

  • Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M job

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest-paid public servant has announced his resignation two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor. Australia Post managing director Ahmed Fahour said Thursday he ...

  • Brooks' 3 leads No. 6 Oregon past Cal 68-65

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Dylan Brooks hit a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California 68-65 on Wednesday night to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 ...

  • No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina pulled away after halftime to beat No. 7 Louisville 74-63 on Wednesday night in a matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference leaders. Kennedy Meeks added 14 ...

  • Providence beats No. 23 Bluejays 68-66 on Cartwright late 3

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kyron Cartwright made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to give Providence a 68-66 victory over No. 23 Creighton on Wednesday night. Cartwright's shot from the right wing was the Friars' first field goal in more ...

  • Man arrested in Staten Island cash advance company killings

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of two men inside a cash advance company in New York City. Police said Wednesday that 32-year-old Ricky Dennis, of Brooklyn, was arrested on murder ...

  • Capitals-Flyers Sums

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Washington 2 1 1—4 Philadelphia 0 1 0—1 First Period_1, Washington, Backstrom 18 (Oshie, Ovechkin), 6:33. 2, Washington, Kuznetsov 13 (Carlson, Williams), 16:28 (pp). Penalties_Giroux, PHI, (holding stick), 8:16; Couturier, PHI, (elbowing), 15:17. Second Period_3, Philadelphia, Schenn 19 (Manning), 6:54. ...

  • BC-BKC--UNLV-Air Force Box

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BC-BKC--UNLV-Air Force Box AIR FORCE 81, UNLV 58 UNLV (10-18) Jones 3-8 2-2 8, Dembele 2-5 0-0 4, Clyburn 2-6 0-0 6, Ofoegbu 1-5 4-4 7, Mooring 3-6 3-4 10, Green 3-10 4-4 11, Coupet 0-1 0-0 0, Poyser 4-8 ...

  • West Virginia State Police: Man with knife fatally shot

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a man who refused demands by two troopers to drop a large knife and then lunged with it at one of the officers has been fatally shot. A police statement says ...

  • Kuznetsov's 2 goals lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Flyers

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game ...

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