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New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode." Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online under Obama's signature health care law.

Gonzaga's national title chance a breakthrough moment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program's big breakthrough this season. Now the bar will be raised. No more questions about when the Zags will reach college basketball's final weekend. Their Final Four jinx over, a national championship becomes the next goal.

Zags, Ducks give West Coast flair to Final Four in Phoenix

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tyler Dorsey had just led Oregon to its first Final Four in nearly eight decades when he looked into a TV camera and passed along a very simple message to all those East Coast fans. The ones who are often asleep before the Ducks have even taken the floor. "Wake 'em up," Dorsey said with a grin. "Wake up!" Wide awake, sir.

Vettel breaks Ferrari's F1 drought with victory at Aussie GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Sebastian Vettel broke Ferrari's Formula One drought with a victory over Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Ferrari hadn't won an F1 GP since Vettel's victory in Singapore in 2015, while Mercedes dominated in 2016. "It's a long, long way ahead. For now, we're just over the moon," four-time world champion Vettel said.

Tipping Off: No. 10 Oregon joins top teams in Elite Eight

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- The women's Elite Eight field is set and there are a lot of top seeds left. And then there's Oregon. The 10th-seeded Ducks became the third double-digit seed to reach the regional final ever with a victory over Maryland on Saturday. Oregon's reward -- a matchup with top-ranked UConn.

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AL-QAIDA LEADER Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says a U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. In a statement Saturday night, U.S. defense officials confirmed the death of Qari Yasin.

German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

BERLIN (AP) -- A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just under 1 million people on the French border that Merkel's Christian Democrats have led since 1999, is the first of three regional votes before Germany's Sept.

Gonzaga, Oregon reach Final Four...Clippers clinch...Caps move 3 up on Pens, Jackets

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Top seed Gonzaga has advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament for the first time by clobbering Xavier, 83-59. The Zags relied on their outside shooting and defense, hitting 12 of their 3-point attempts and shutting down a Musketeers squad that torched Florida State for 91 points last Sunday. Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and Johnathan Williams had 19 for the Bulldogs. KANSAS CITY, Mo.

German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

BERLIN (AP) -- A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state legislature in Saarland, a region of just under 1 million people on the French border that Merkel's Christian Democrats have led since 1999, is the first of three regional votes before Germany's Sept.

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (AP) -- A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014. Carrie Lam, the government's former No. 2 official and Beijing's favored candidate, received 777 votes and will become the first female leader for the city and its fourth since British colonial control ended.

Bulgarians vote in election unlikely to bring clear winner

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia. Polls on Sunday opened at 7 a.m. (0400GMT) and first results from exit polls are expected shortly after they close at 8 p.m. (1700GMT). Some 6.

Top-seeded Jayhawks just can't shake their Elite Eight blues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Landen Lucas buried his head in a towel as time ran out. Devonte' Graham, on the verge of tears, walked off the court with his jersey pulled up over his face. Coach Bill Self fiddled with his tie a bit and stared blankly into the crowd as his players headed toward the locker room. Kansas came up short -- again -- as a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight.

Decades later, school's winning streaks remain state records

MONETTA, S.C. (AP) -- The Latta girls' basketball team's 1932 state championship marked the end of an era in high school hoops in South Carolina. It was the last championship of open play, with South Carolina High School League classification reordering schools based on enrollment the following year. It also marked the last time the Monetta High girls would lose for another seven years.

B. Smith's husband speaks on living with wife's Alzheimer's

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- B. Smith doesn't know the day, or the month or the year. Early-onset Alzheimer's disease has robbed the former restaurateur, model, author and TV host of such luxuries. But her devastating 2013 diagnosis has created a national platform to address the disease that plagues an estimated 5.5 million Americans.

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four. Of course, the Ducks would rise to the occasion.

Eye-popping: Wall, Wizards blow past LeBron, Cavs 127-115

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James yanked off the tinted googles protecting his injured eye and flung them away. His vision was clear. However, there was one blur that wouldn't go away: John Wall. Washington's faster-than-fast star scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Wizards again showed they'll be a handful in the playoffs by beating James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night.

Ovechkin hits 30 goals, Winnik scores as Caps beat Coyotes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A milestone goal by Alex Ovechkin and a timely score by Daniel Winnik helped the Washington Capitals survive a scare against one of the NHL's worst teams. Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and Winnik had the game-winner and an empty-netter as the Capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly but pesky Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Xavier's tournament run ends with 83-59 loss to Gonzaga

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The biggest celebration for Xavier came on a shot that didn't end up counting. That was the kind of day it was for the Musketeers, whose memorable March run to the third Elite Eight in school history ended with a lopsided 83-59 loss to No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday in the West Regional final. "Our guys have nothing to hang their head about," coach Chris Mack said.