03.20.20181:48 PM ET
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb believed to be linked to the recent bombings in Austin exploded early Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries, and a second unexploded bomb was found at the same facility, authorities said.The discoveries added to the widening fears of more strikes like those that have already killed two people and wounded four in the last few weeks.
03.20.20181:49 PM ET
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager with a handgun shot two classmates inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.The officer and the student both fired a single shot at that point, and it wasn't immediately clear whether he took his own life or was killed by the officer's bullet, St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. The other students — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were hospitalized, the girl with life-threatening injuries. The officer, who doubles as a SWAT team member, was unharmed.
03.20.201812:53 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election Tuesday and the leaders discussed arranging a possible bilateral meeting, the Kremlin and Trump said.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday morning. She said a summary of the call would be released later.
03.20.201810:42 AM ET
LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections.The request comes amid reports that a U.K.-based company allegedly used Facebook data to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The company, Cambridge Analytica, has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts. It denies wrongdoing.
03.20.201812:37 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy headed home Tuesday, while a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent said it could be manufactured by other countries.Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are in critical condition in the English city of Salisbury after being poisoned on March 4. Britain said they were poisoned with a class of nerve agent known as Novichok and blamed Russia for the attack.
03.20.201812:14 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals.A month after the Winter Olympics took place without a full Russian team, part of the country's punishment for past doping offenses, Putin said the Foreign Ministry should try to alter the key treaty underpinning anti-doping work worldwide.
03.20.20182:40 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to get in on the action, and professional leagues and casino interests are lobbying against each other for the biggest cut of the winnings.The push to legalize betting on sports has already led to fractures in an uneasy alliance that had developed between leagues and gambling legalization advocates before Supreme Court arguments last fall.
03.20.201811:45 AM ET
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists.The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists this season, and many projections have him going early in the first round of the June 21 draft. He announced the move on Twitter and posted the reasons for his decision on ESPN early Tuesday, saying he was ready to put in the work needed to play in the NBA.
03.20.201812:57 PM ET
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway is Memphis' new men's basketball coach and school officials hope he can rejuvenate the program at his alma mater.Hardaway starred at Memphis in the early 1990s before a successful NBA career. He replaces Tubby Smith, who was fired Wednesday after two seasons as the Tigers coach. Smith's tenure with Memphis fell short of expectations on the court and didn't draw fan interest — a combination that led to decreased attendance and diminishing donations.
03.20.20181:36 PM ET
In the latest episode of "AP Sports Weekly," co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg protect their home turf in a scrap over which team is the NCAA tournament's most charming underdog.Litke picks No. 11 seed Loyola of Chicago and Dahlberg answers with his alma mater, Nevada. The two teams meet in the Sweet 16 round Thursday to settle the debate.