Crimeans vote to leave Ukraine, join Russia
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years.
US rejects Crimea vote, warns Russia on new moves
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday that Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia "would never be recognized" by the United States, as he and other top U.S. officials warned Moscow against making further military moves toward southern and eastern Ukraine.
10 Things to Know for Monday
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Final words from jet came after systems shutdown
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777's communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance of the flight.
Searchers relying on satellite data to find plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts say.
Hot finishes don't mean much to committee
The man in charge of the NCAA selection committee insists a win in November is worth the same as a win in March.
Wichita State top seed in brutal Midwest Region
Wichita State's reward for a perfect regular season is a loaded Midwest Region, where the top-seeded Shockers will be joined by fellow Final Four participants Michigan and Louisville from a year ago and two of the titans of college hoops.
Top-ranked Florida headlines NCAA's South Region
Florida's path to the Final Four is filled with college basketball blue bloods.
Wildcats are top dogs in the West
A loss in the Pac-12 title game didn't hurt Arizona when it came to seeding the NCAA tournament.
Virginia earns No. 1 seed in the East Region
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Virginia waited nearly 40 years to win another Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.