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Cincinnati beats Kansas State 75-61 in South Region

Cincinnati forwad Gary Clark, center, goes to the basket over Kansas State foreword Xavier Sneed, left, during the first half of a first-round game of the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bryan Patrick)...

J.C. Penney lists the 138 stores it is planning to shutter

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time on Friday, J.C. Penney listed the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability. Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online...

The Latest: Top seeds go to 132-0 against 16 seeds

Kansas’ Josh Jackson (11) drives the baseline to the basket for a shot as UC Davis forward Chima Moneke, right, defends in the second half of a first-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Friday March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony...

AP Source: Jets Meeting With Free Agent QB Josh McCown

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says that free agent quarterback Josh McCown is meeting with the New York Jets. The quarterback-needy Jets have just the inexperienced Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on their roster and McCown would provide a...

Wal-Mart buys online clothing seller ModCloth

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it bought trendy online clothing seller ModCloth. The company declined to specify the price on the deal that closed Friday, saying only that it was in the same range as its previous two purchases of online businesses. Those were $51 million and...

The Latest: Scoochie Smith giving fans reason to holler

Dayton guard Scoochie Smith (11) shoots between Wichita State forward Rashard Kelly (0) and guard Landry Shamet (11) during the first half of a first-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael...

Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts

A Tsimane man carried bananas, among a group of indigenous people with a traditional lifestyle deep in the Bolivian Amazon, and according to a new study released Friday March 17, 2017, they have some of the healthiest hearts on the planet, according to Dr. Randall Thompson, a...

Nebraska To Drop Lawsuit Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has asked to drop a 10-state lawsuit it led challenging the Obama administration’s guidance on locker room and bathroom use by transgender students. The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) that the Nebraska attorney general’s office filed...

Trump, Merkel talk job training

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on vocational training Friday offered further evidence of the first daughter’s influence in the White House. A White House official said Merkel’s...

George Braziller, literary publisher, dead at 101

NEW YORK (AP) — George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction by Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk and Claude Simon, has died. He was 101. A spokesman for his...