Sanford Scores 23, Dayton Beats Fordham At A-10

NEW YORK (AP) — Vee Sanford tied a career high with 23 points off the bench on a perfect shooting day, and Dayton beat Fordham 87-74 on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament in another boost to the Flyers’ NCAA tournament hopes. Fifth-seeded Dayton has...
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Jet aborts takeoff after gear failure in Philly

A damaged US Airways jet lies at the end of a runway at the Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. Airline officials said the flight was heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when the pilot was forced to abort takeoff around 6:30 p.m., after...

Obama orders review of US deportation practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has ordered a review of U.S. deportation practices to see whether immigration enforcement can be more humane. Obama met Thursday with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss efforts to overhaul...
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Soundgarden revisits its biggest LP at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Soundgarden plans to play its breakthrough album “Superunknown” front to back for the first time Thursday night during the iTunes Festival at South By Southwest. There’s just one problem. “To be honest, we...

Editorial: Malaysia Airlines plane could have been tracked with correct technology

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Editorial: Maryland’s ‘Jake’s law’ provides a prudent ban on drivers using cellphones

AT 55 mph, it takes less than five seconds to drive the length of a football field. That’s also about the amount of time a driver averts his eyes from the road in the course of reading a standard text message. No wonder so much of the carnage on the nation’s roads is...
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Editorial: Bid to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gets a needed push

HOUSING FINANCE reform, the great unfinished business of the financial crisis, got a push forward Tuesday from the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate banking committee. Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) put forward a proposal to...
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Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment...
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South by Southwest goes on after crash kills 2

Bystanders and paramedics tend to a person who was struck by a vehicle on Red River Street in downtown Austin, Texas, at SXSW on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades...

Purdue’s Basil Smotherman Leaves With Leg Injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue guard Basil Smotherman was helped off the court during the second half of Thursday’s game after injuring his right leg. Smotherman was hurt when Amir Williams put in a layup to give No. 24 Ohio State a 39-38 lead with 14:47 left in a first-round...