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Missed FTs Cost Vandy In 69-61 Loss To Arizona St

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb tried all sorts of practice ploys, hoping her team would start making free throws and stop missing layups. In the end, it didn’t help much. Marqu’es Webb scored 18 points, but the eighth-seeded Commodores lost 69-61...
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Editorial: Montgomery Co. is poised to spend money on schools that it will regret

THE FISCAL WOUNDS inflicted on local governments during the Great Recession have barely begun to heal, but already politicians in Montgomery County seem intent on taking a stroll down memory-impaired lane. They are poised to pump up per capita spending on public schools even...
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Editorial: Guns are a health-care issue

EVERY YEAR guns are used to kill thousands of people, and not always the bad guys. For decades, doctors and other public health experts have argued that preventing gun deaths, particularly from accidents and suicides, should be a priority — like curtailing car fatalities or...
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Editorial: Using U.S. natural gas as an energy wedge against Russia

DEBATE HAS raged over whether the United States can fight Vladimir Putin on the Russian president’s most favorable ground: energy politics. It can, and it should, particularly because there’s an obvious path forward that coincides with the United States’ —...

Balanced Sun Devils Eliminate Vandy 69-61

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Charli Turner Thorne kept sending different players in — wave after wave of Arizona State Sun Devils. It was more than Vanderblit could handle. “When we’re playing like we did today, we feed off each other,” said Turner Thorne, Arizona...
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Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, a day after Fox’s home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities. Fox told reporters outside his home Saturday he...

Obese Texas Girl Who Had Tumor Has Surgery In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 12-year-old Texas girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery. NBC News reports Alexis Shapiro was sedated and on a ventilator Friday after undergoing surgery at Cincinnati...
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No IDs yet in NJ shore motel fire that killed 4

In this March 22, 2014 photo, Police Officer Stephen Pappalardo, left, brings a bouquet of flowers that a passerby handed him to at the scene of a motel fire in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Autopsies were being conducted Saturday on the four people who...
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Rhode Island speaker will step down after raid

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 22, a day after Fox’s home and Statehouse office were raided by federal and state authorities. Fox told reporters outside his home Saturday he...

No. 3 Kentucky Rolls No. 14 Wright State, 106-60

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jennifer O’Neill scored 21 points, Samarie Walker added 12 with 14 rebounds and third-seeded Kentucky crushed No. 14 Wright State 106-60 on Saturday. Hosting their first NCAA women’s postseason game, the Wildcats (25-8) used home court and other...