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  • Utility found ‘hazardous situation’ months before NYC blast

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers are painstakingly looking for signs of two missing people in the rubble of three New York City apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, though authorities acknowledge the…

  • Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on ‘abrupt’ landing

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an “abrupt” landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 23 people were taken to…

  • Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the…

  • Alabama DL Taylor charged with domestic violence a 2nd time

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, signed about six months after Georgia dismissed him following his arrest in a girlfriend’s assault, faces a new domestic violence charge, police said. The 21-year-old Taylor…

  • AP Top NCAA News At 2 a.m. EDT

    Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 Are Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium? It’s Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region Big-time programs battling for Final Four berths Freshman-led…

  • Record rout by UConn leads to milestone win for Auriemma

    A monumental comeback, a milestone win, and an Elite Eight party crasher highlighted the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Saturday. Now the field for the regional finals is set with seven of the…

  • France’s far-right breakthrough expected in local elections

    PARIS (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France’s local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow…

  • LEADING OFF: Alex Rodriguez to play first base

    A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ WHO’S ON FIRST? Alex Rodriguez will get his first start at first base for the Yankees against Houston. The soon-to-be 40-year-old…

  • Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world’s poorest…

  • Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66

    CLEVELAND (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn’t panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame and kept their unblemished season intact. The shot at history…

  • Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee…

  • Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of…

  • Trail Blazers beat Nuggets, move closer to division title

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are beginning to regain their health, and the results are showing as they inch closer to their first division title in six years. LaMarcus Aldridge had 32…

  • NHL Capsules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over…

  • NHL Scoring Leaders

    Through March 28 GP G A PTS Sidney Crosby, Pit 70 25 53 78 Jakub Voracek, Phi 76 21 55 76 John Tavares, NYI 76 34 40 74 Alex Ovechkin, Was 74 47 26 73…