NKoreans cast votes, but govt decides for whom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean voters are going to polling stations to elect a new national legislature, although they don’t get to choose who to vote for since there is only one candidate per district. The vote Sunday for the Supreme People’s...
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Parker leads No. 4 Duke past No. 14 UNC, 93-81

Duke’s Rodney Hood, left, shoots as North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto (13) and James Michael McAdoo (43) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Duke’s Rodney Hood, left, shoots...
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VIDEO: Carey vs Holgate Division IV Regional Final

Carey fights hard for a Regional Finals win but falls short to Holgate, 41-45.
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Creighton’s McDermott scores 45, goes over 3,000

Creighton’s Doug McDermott (3) drives around Providence’s Josh Fortune (4) in the first half on an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Creighton’s Doug McDermott (3) drives around Providence’s Josh...

China to tighten rules against pollution

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air. The speaker of the ceremonial parliament Zhang Dejiang said in a report Sunday that businesses were responsible for the...
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Search resumes for missing Malaysian jetliner

A woman, center, surrounded by media covers her mouth on her arrival at a hotel which is prepared for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing airplane, in Beijing, China Saturday, March 8, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over...

China’s inflation rate eases to 2 pct in February

BEIJING (AP) — China’s inflation rate eased in February to 2 percent year-on-year amid signs the world’s second-largest economy might be cooling. The consumer price rise reported Sunday by the National Bureau of Statistics was down from January’s 2.5...
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Dozens arrested at Massachusetts ‘Blarney Blowout’

Police detain a participant in the pre-St. Patrick’s Day “Blarney Blowout” near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. According to the Amherst police department, four police officers were hurt as they worked to disperse...

Family says Texas man on missing Malaysian plane

KELLER, Texas (AP) — The family of Philip Wood says the IBM employee was on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing over the sea while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China. Les Williams, a family friend, says Wood was on board the plane but...
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Reed builds 2-shot lead at Doral; Tiger in the mix

Tiger Woods hits from the third tee during the third round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Tiger Woods hits from the third tee during the third round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament...