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March 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Arrests can't come any easier than this. French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he'd made with a hammer in a shop window. The national gendarmerie on Sunday published a photo appearing to show the man half-in and half-out of the hole. "Drunk, he...
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March 19, 2017 - 1:25 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia. Nicholas Anthony said Sunday he is grateful for efforts by the...
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Smoke rises from a wildfire Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Boulder, Colo. Authorities said the small wildfire burning in the mountains forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke. (Seth Frankel via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 1:13 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A small wildfire burning in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, forced people from their homes early Sunday and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. Wind was pushing the flames in the wooded area a...
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Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays in a shot over Michigan guard Zak Irvin (21) during the first half of a second-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 19, 2017 - 1:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:10 p.m. Louisville has taken a 36-28 halftime lead over Michigan by hitting 3-pointers — something the Wolverines usually do. Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel hit back-to-back 3s during an eight-point run that closed the half. The Cardinals...
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FILE - In this April 17, 1986, file photo, Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News, speaks to reporters after winning the Pulitzer prize for commentary, in the newsroom of the newspaper in New York. Breslin, the chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. His stepdaughter said Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera, File)
March 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter,...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. He was 88. Breslin's stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said he died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime New York Daily News...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Netanyahu has backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could potentially lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Sunday, March 19, 2017, that his coalition partners were required to side with his ruling Likud party regarding all media regulation matters. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 19, 2017 - 11:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could lead to early elections. Benjamin Netanyahu insisted his coalition partners were required to side with his ruling...
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This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G-...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has warned Syria not to fire at its jets when they carry out missions over its territory aimed at destroying weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke Sunday, days after Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes that...
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Xavier stand in front of the bench during the final seconds against Florida State in a second-round NCAA men's college basketball tournament game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Xavier won 91-66. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 19, 2017 - 11:46 am
The Sweet 16 field will be filled out in Sunday's eight NCAA Tournament second-round games. No. 1 seed Kansas against No. 9 Michigan State features two top freshmen in the Jayhawks' Josh Jackson and the Spartans' Miles Bridges. No. 2 Kentucky against No. 10 Wichita State is a rematch of the 2014...
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