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Staircase' documentary prosecutor died of natural causes
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year amid attention over "The Staircase" documentary series.
Mar 18 4:04PM AP

Emerging online threats changing Homeland Security's role
WASHINGTON (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen says her Cabinet agency may have been founded to battle terrorism, but its mission is shifting, especially to guard against emerging threats online.
Mar 18 4:01PM AP

Jovic playing huge role in Eintracht Frankfurt's success
BERLIN (AP) Eintracht Frankfurt has reached the Europa League quarterfinals and is closing in on Champions League qualification.
Mar 18 4:01PM AP

Duke back on top; ACC sits 1-2-3 atop final AP Top 25
NEW YORK (AP) Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season.
Mar 18 4:01PM AP

AP POLL ALERT: NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds Duke, Virginia, UNC give ACC 1-2-3 showing atop final AP Top 25 hoops poll
NEW YORK (AP) AP POLL ALERT: NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds Duke, Virginia, UNC give ACC 1-2-3 showing atop final AP Top 25 hoops poll.
Mar 18 4:00PM AP

DNA match leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slaying, rape case
OZARK, Ala. (AP) A DNA match found through a genealogy website led to the arrest of a truck driver in the killings of two teen girls who were found shot to death in a car trunk nearly 20 years ago, authorities said Monday.
Mar 18 3:59PM AP

Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon
WASHINGTON (AP) Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon.
Mar 18 3:55PM AP

Supreme Court won't intervene in historic synagogue dispute
Mar 18 3:54PM AP

Gettleman says Beckham deal was in best interests of Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) General manager Dave Gettleman says the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Mar 18 3:53PM AP

Syria's defense minister slams 'illegitimate' US presence
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Syria's defense minister on Monday slammed what he called the "illegitimate" U.S. military presence in his country, vowing that Damascus has a right to self-defense, while Iraq said a border crossing with Syria will open in the coming days.
Mar 18 3:53PM AP

13-year-old girl dies in Maries County fire
VICHY, Mo. (AP) A 13-year-old girl is dead after fire broke out at a home in south-central Missouri.
Mar 18 3:48PM AP

UK Commons Speaker says government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on rejected Brexit deal unless it is altered
LONDON (AP) UK Commons Speaker says government can't ask lawmakers to vote again on rejected Brexit deal unless it is altered.
Mar 18 3:47PM AP

Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales
BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors, days after it came to light that the hospital network had for years purchased her self-published children's books.
Mar 18 3:46PM AP

Tour de France organizers unveil opening stages of 2020 race
PARIS (AP) Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.
Mar 18 3:42PM AP

Capitals sign local product Joe Snively of Yale
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals have signed college free-agent forward and local product Joe Snively to a two-year entry-level contract that begins next season.
Mar 18 3:40PM AP

Montana State won't renew contract of men's basketball coach
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Montana State has decided not to renew the contract of men's basketball coach Brian Fish, whose teams posted a 65-92 record over the past five seasons.
Mar 18 3:38PM AP

Violent 24 hours in St. Louis: 10 shot, 1 killed
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis police are investigating several shooting scenes after an unusually violent day, even for the city with one of the nation's highest murder rates.
Mar 18 3:38PM AP

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.
Mar 18 3:36PM AP

Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Union head Tony Clark applauds the Toronto Blue Jays' decision to give minor league players a 50 percent raise and hopes other clubs do the same.
Mar 18 3:34PM AP

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank shares up despite merger concerns
BERLIN (AP) Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have risen despite widespread skepticism about the merits of a possible merger between the two German lenders.
Mar 18 9:09AM AP