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AP PHOTOS: Mid-Atlantic duckpin bowling keeps its roots

Josh Miller stands next to a rack of duckpin bowling balls during a tournament at Shenandoah Bowling Lanes, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Mount Jackson, Va. The sport, which is mostly played in the Mid-Atlantic, enjoyed its peak in the 1960s. Continue reading

Worshippers pray at historic Holy Land sites on Palm Sunday

Christian worshipers gather at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Palm Sunday in Jerusalem’s Old City, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Palm Sunday marks for Christians Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. Continue reading

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

By CHRIS LINES, AP Sports Writer SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes’ long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico Rosberg did in their Mercedes cars, and the clear air at the front of the field during that period proved the difference, as Vettel won by 8.5 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit. Mercedes had won the previous eight races dating back to last season and had been expected to dominate through 2015 after a one-two finish in the season opener in Australia, but in just the second race of this season, Vettel’s win indicated a potential fight for the championship ahead. Continue reading

Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter’s Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter. Francis clutched a palm frond for the religious service, celebrated outside St Continue reading

9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s Interior Ministry says nine terrorist suspects have been killed in overnight security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence. Continue reading

Coaches no one wants to face finally face each other

By JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer On a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski Continue reading

Utility found ‘hazardous situation’ months before NYC blast

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan’s East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to Consolidated Edison. On Aug. Continue reading

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

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at an hotel in Lausanne Saturday, March 28, 2015. Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Continue reading

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 was arrested Saturday evening after a woman reported her boyfriend assaulted her, a Tuscaloosa police news release said Continue reading

Record rout by UConn leads to milestone win for Auriemma

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer 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 top eight teams advancing and seventh-seed Dayton. The Flyers were almost joined by No. Continue reading