Xavier overcame worst slump in 35 years to reach Elite Eight

Xavier guard Quentin Goodin (3) celebrates after his team beat Arizona during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier didn’t look like an Elite Eight...

Maine's cod fishermen have worst year in history

AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The cod isn’t so sacred in Maine anymore. The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of the state’s fishing industry, but state records show 2016 was historically bad. Fishermen brought less than 170,000...

The Cubs curbed their curse _ who’s next to douse a drought?

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Indians left fielder Rajai Davis, left, and shortstop Francisco Lindor celebrate their win after Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs, in Chicago. Now that the Cubs have broken...

3rd Ohio Ex-inmate Freed After 20 Years Sues Prosecutors

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man who spent 20 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned is suing prosecutors and East Cleveland detectives. Cleveland.com ( ) reports the federal lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for 39-year-old Eugene Johnson is separate from one...

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 24, 2017. Le Pen has made multiple visits to Russia, as have her father, niece and other members of the National...

Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, March 24, 2017, during the announcing of the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline,...

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

AP Photo/Sunday Alamba JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in...

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says. The report by New York-based...

GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans’ long-promised effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” was in...

The Latest: WH no longer expresses confidence in health vote

White House press secretary Sean Spicer gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an effort in...