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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...

Washington, Mike Hopkins agree to extension through 2025

Mar. 21, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Washington has rewarded coach Mike Hopkins for getting the Huskies back to the NCAA Tournament by giving him a contract extension worth $17.5 million through the 2025 season. The ninth-seeded Huskies open the NCAAs on Friday against No. 8 seed Utah State. It's Washington's first...

Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent increase to state gas tax

Mar. 21, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal to increase the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to maintain roads and bridges. The Senate's...

The Latest: Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent gas-tax increases

Mar. 21, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to increase Ohio's gas tax (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Ohio Senate has proposed increasing the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to...

Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mar. 21, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights advocates have already...

Utah St, Washington had long waits for tourney game

Mar. 21, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utah State and Washington didn't think it would take so long to get back to the NCAA Tournament. Both schools are making their first appearances since 2011, and they happen to be playing each other in a first-round game on Friday night. It's not as if they're strangers to March...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...

After long year, Virginia gets chance at NCAA redemption

Mar. 21, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are too tired to do one more drill at practice. And the Cavaliers have finally answered the last question about being the first No. 1 seed to lose in a NCAA Tournament game before...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames media for his McCain rant

Mar. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a distorted account of John McCain's actions in the Russia investigation and trying to blame the media for making him talk about the late senator, despite plain-as-day evidence that he's assailing McCain without any prodding. On a recent tear against...

Players go from filling out NCAA brackets to filling them

Mar. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas looked forward to filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket every March, competing with his brother to see who had the better feel for college basketball's showcase. Which team to pick? Duke or North Carolina? Kansas or Kentucky? The Colgate forward-to-be made his...