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NCAA Latest: Michigan cruising in matchup with Montana

Mar. 21, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:45 p.m. Second-seeded Michigan is having no problem in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament against 15th-seeded Montana. The Wolverines, the national runners-up last year, have gotten 11 points and seven rebounds from Charles Matthews...

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Mar. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party. He turned 21 years old, his college team, Michigan State, won its first-round game in the NCAA Tournament and he recorded his first career NBA double-double. So what was the rookie going to do to celebrate? "Go to bed," Bridges said with...

Duke Energy CEO's pay dropped to $14M after big 2017 bounty

Mar. 21, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good's reported compensation is down to $14 million after a big raise in 2017 put her at more than $21 million. The Charlotte-based electricity and gas utility disclosed Good's compensation Thursday in its proxy statement released ahead of the annual...

AP: GOP won more seats in 2018 than suggested by vote share

Mar. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn't as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That's because they may...

South Carolina looks to erase SEC disappointment in NCAAs

Mar. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is confident the fourth-seeded Gamecocks "can beat anybody" in the NCAA Tournament — if they figure out a way to play defense. That didn't happen in a stunning 95-89 loss to Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals,...

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

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

Mar. 21, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

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 week. Carol Folt, a biologist and former chancellor of the...

On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

Mar. 20, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case. Carol Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina...

Latest: USC students want transparency from new president

Mar. 20, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local): 4 p.m. Students say they hope the University of Southern California's new president is transparent about recent scandals plaguing the school. Carol Folt was introduced as president on...

Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled gets 2 more days

Mar. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man who court documents say imported drugs from Canada "utilizing the dark web" was sentenced Wednesday to spend two more days in jail for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were pulled across the Vermont-Quebec border on...