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The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):


12:10 p.m.

The buzz of an unprecedented Duke-North Carolina national championship game has been building all month. That's the...Read more

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.

In a statement, the Prosecutors...Read more

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.

The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the...Read more

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

The report released...Read more

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants while taking what appeared to be his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades Thursday night when the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings....Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.28...Read more

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a sprained foot and will miss the second-seeded Wildcats' NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian.

Calipari...Read more

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says he's not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a...Read more

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is discussing economic and business issues with some of America's top corporate titans.

The closed-door meeting was taking place Thursday at the headquarters of the Business Roundtable near the Capitol. The...Read more