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Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Mar. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams. The two veterans, who will both...

AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

Mar. 22, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was a rare glimmer of hope for the American families of six oil executives jailed for over a year without a...

Grubauer's 44 saves help Avalanche overcome Stars 3-1

Mar. 22, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer was spectacularly stubborn in goal on a night when Colorado's defense got in on the offense. Grubauer made a career-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third period, and defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie scored to help the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday...

Bluegrass romp: Kentucky blows out Abilene 79-44 at NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky could afford to be down a man against NCAA Tournament newcomer Abilene Christian. Going forward, the Wildcats are surely going to need that guy who was zipping around the arena on a scooter, most of his lower left leg covered by a hard cast. With PJ Washington sidelined...

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Mar. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because of dangerous fumes coming from burned-out petrochemical tanks a couple of miles away. For the second...

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

Mar. 21, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 10 p.m. Two more Houston-area school districts near a burning petrochemical tank farm have called off classes. The Galena Park and Sheldon school districts joined the Deer Park and La...

Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown Rangers

Mar. 21, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers after going to spring training on a minor league contract. Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday that he will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder when the Rangers...

Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State

Mar. 21, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter will return for the No. 4 Aggies when they host 13th-seeded Wright State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, less than three weeks after having finger surgery. The sophomore, who led the Southeastern Conference in scoring at...

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...

Buffalo coach Oats to face ex-boss Hurley in first round

Mar. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats has mixed feelings about facing his former boss. Oats' sixth-seeded Bulls will face Arizona State and former Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley in an NCAA Tournament West Region matchup Friday. "Great friend," Oats said. "We're going to try to beat him. He's going to try...