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Baylor guard Davion Mitchell, left, breaks away from West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley for a fast break in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Top of AP poll steady as Baylor, Kansas set collision course

Feb. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball...

Man's body found in flooded creek in Alabama state park

Feb. 17, 2020 12:02 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — The body of an 82-year-old man was recovered from a flooded creek in Alabama, 11 days after water surging through a gorge in a state park swept his vehicle into a flooded creek. News outlets report that an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency statement says the body of Raymond Edwards of...

Stand up for Rosa Parks: Statue in Grand Rapids for 10 years

Feb. 17, 2020 9:47 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The statue of Rosa Parks in downtown Grand Rapids symbolizing resistance against racism is needed now more than ever, according to the man who pushed for the monument that was erected 10 years ago. Armond Robinson, 90, was acutely aware of the impact of Parks' protest in...

Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Feb. 16, 2020 10:46 PM EST

The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just three times in...

Tenn. university to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Feb. 16, 2020 12:56 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee university plans to offer discounted tuition starting this fall to students from nine surrounding states. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials said the goal of the new regional tuition program is to attract and retain diverse talent in the area as well as...

Alabama eligible for nearly $42M in federal water funding

Feb. 16, 2020 10:17 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is in line for nearly $42 million in federal funding to help with projects related to water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The state is eligible for about $18 million to help with projects like fixing old water infrastructure, fixing stormwater problems...

Residents concerned about possible pollution from quarry

Feb. 16, 2020 10:12 AM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Some residents are concerned about possible pollution as an Alabama company plans a quarry in the Opelika area. Florence-based Creekwood Resources recently submitted applications for air and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, The Opelika-Auburn News reported. One...

Woman pens book about life as a black woman in journalism

Feb. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s hard to be anything but a leader when you can’t see someone to follow. That’s the situation Wanda Smalls Lloyd found herself in as an aspiring journalist, a gifted young woman of color trying to be a part of daily newspapers that were dominated by white...

From field to loom: Woman continues custom of weaving thread

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — If Shirley Blankenship had been born around the 1820s, she would have been in her element. Blankenship has always appreciated the pioneer way of doing things. So, it was natural that the Pioneer of Museum of Alabama became her home away from home. A museum volunteer, the late Alice...

Johnson leads Louisiana-Lafayette over Troy 81-77

Feb. 15, 2020 10:28 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 20 points as Louisiana-Lafayette edged past Troy 81-77 on Saturday night. Tirus Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (11-16, 6-10 Sun Belt Conference). P.J. Hardy added 15 points. Mylik Wilson had 11 points and seven rebounds. Ty Gordon scored a...