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Photo gallery: L’Wren Scott designs on celebs

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello NEW YORK (AP) — L’Wren Scott’s designs were worn by celebrities ranging from Nicole Kidman to Naomi Campbell. She was known for designs that were beautiful, close-fitting and stylish, sometimes prim without baring a lot of skin, in...
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Bookies like some NCAA seeds better than others

AP Photo/AJ Mast LAS VEGAS (AP) — There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the LVH sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most of them don’t care that Michigan State was relegated to a No. 4 seed. Oddsmakers in this...

28 Attorneys General Want Tobacco Out Of Stores

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys general from 28 states and U.S. territories have written to the chief executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. Following the decision by CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco in its...

Iowa’s Fran McCaffery Battling Family Health Issue

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most Iowa fans will spend Wednesday morning debating the ins and outs of the team’s first NCAA tournament game in eight years. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery will be in an Iowa City hospital with his son. The highlight of McCaffery’s...
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Hotbed of college hoops rest in heartland

AP Photo/Orlin Wagner LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self was born in Oklahoma, played at Oklahoma State and cut his teeth in coaching at Kansas. Now, he’s leading the Jayhawks in pursuit of another national championship. More than just about anybody else, Self can...
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Putin recognizes Crimean independence

A man lifts his sweater standing between armed men in riot gear, performing identity and bag checks on people walking near the building of Crimea’s regional parliament in Simferopol, Ukraine, Monday, March 17, 2014. Crimea’s parliament on Monday declared the region an...

Can classes yield a billion-dollar bracket?

So, about that billion dollars. Warren Buffett looks at the offer of $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket as nothing more than a matter of having the numbers in his favor. Mathematicians say he’s right, though that’s not stopping them...

New AEP substation approved

American Electric Power won state approval Monday to build an $11-million substation on farmland two miles northeast of Findlay. The 138-kilovolt substation, to be built in 2015, will aid development and reduce power outages in Hancock County and northwestern Ohio, American...