Elite Eight spread picks: Can Kansas keep it going?

(Steve Marcus for The Washington Post)We’re down to eight teams and seven games remaining in the NCAA tournament. Trendy underdogs are usually poor plays, and in the 17 NCAA tournament games thus far in which the dog has received the majority of the spread tickets, the favorite has gone 11-5-1 ATS. [How Kansas or Oregon can reach the Final Four of the NCAA tournament]Sunday’s gamesEast Region finalNo. The Wildcats have stumbled after spread victories of late, going 1-4 in the games that followed ATS wins. [March Madness 2017: Getting ready for the Elite Eight on the heels of an incredible Friday night]

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

What's Next After The GOP's Healthcare Implosion?

ObamaCare has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of people who have health insurance, some through private insurance and others through the government’s Medicaid program. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement would have resulted in 14 million fewer Americans having health insurance next year. Is tax reform really coming? If Trump can get tax reform done, large U.S. drugmakers like Merck, Amgen, and Eli Lilly, could go on a buying spree, buying up smaller biotechnology companies. Tax reform couldn’t happen before healthcare reform, because tax reform requires knowing what the U.S. budget looks like.

March 25, 2017 18:00 UTC

Dubai World Cup: Arrogate wins $10 million classic

Story highlights Arrogate wins Dubai World CupRecovers from poor startTakes $6 million prize(CNN) Arrogate overcame a disastrous start to win Saturday's Dubai World Cup and confirm his status as thoroughbred racing's new superstar. The world's best horse Arrogate wins the Dubai World Cup in style and has now earned more money than any horse has ever done before! pic.twitter.com/A0AqFts8a5 — Meydan Racing (@DRC_Meydan) March 25, 2017The 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic winner eventually hit the front in the closing stages to come home ahead of the earlier leader Gun Runner with Neolithic in third place. It is the third win in the Dubai World Cup for Bob Baffert, who also trained the legendary Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. JUST WATCHED Sheikh's racing vision brings world to Dubai Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Sheikh's racing vision brings world to Dubai 22:15Read More

March 25, 2017 17:48 UTC

A Hollywood classic, back where it belongs: 'An American in Paris' at the Pantages

In the two years since “An American in Paris” opened on Broadway, the image of Americans, and of Paris, have been tested in dangerous social and political crosscurrents. Caption The Oscars red carpet in two minutes Watch a time-lapse of the 89th Academy Awards red carpet in two minutes. Watch a time-lapse of the 89th Academy Awards red carpet in two minutes. Caption Why the Oscars still matter: Academy Awards attendees weigh in Staff writer Tre'vell Anderson asks 2017 Academy Awards ceremony attendees to discuss the significance of the Oscars. Staff writer Tre'vell Anderson asks 2017 Academy Awards ceremony attendees to discuss the significance of the Oscars.

March 25, 2017 17:48 UTC

Indiana Hoosiers Make Great Hire, Name Dayton's Archie Miller New Head Coach

Coming off a disappointing 18-16 season, missing the NCAA tournament for the second time in the last four years, Indiana fired head coach Tom Crean. Archie Miller is that head coach. Many fans clamored for UCLA head coach and Indiana legend Steve Alford, but after he emphatically took himself out of consideration Friday night, Indiana had to move on. He had to return a contract extension he signed with UCLA heading into this season just to remain the Bruins' head coach. Does that sound like a coach worth Indiana's time?

March 25, 2017 17:47 UTC

Oklahoma lawmaker defends pregnancy from rape and incest as ‘beauty from ashes’

(Oklahoma Legislature)In defending his controversial antiabortion legislation, Oklahoma state Rep. George Faught said that even in pregnancies that result from rape or incest, “God can bring beauty from ashes.”Faught made the statement during a debate on the Oklahoma House floor earlier this week. A fellow lawmaker criticized the Republican from Muskogee for not including an exception for pregnancies that resulted from rape and incest. I mean, you can get on that path, but you know it’s a reality, unfortunately,” Faught said, adding that rape and incest have nothing to do with his legislation. [Why critics say a Texas bill lets anti-abortion doctors lie to pregnant women]Oklahoma state Rep. George Faught (R) (Oklahoma Legislature)“You know, it’s a great question to ask,” Faught responded. “God can bring beauty out of ashes, as he has time and time again,” he added, addressing questions about rape and incest.

March 25, 2017 17:47 UTC

'Incognito Bandit' arrested trying to board flight to South Africa

A Massachusetts man dubbed the "Incognito Bandit" in connection with 16 bank robberies in the Boston suburbs was nabbed Friday trying to board a flight to South Africa. The bank robberies began in February 2015, Fox 25 reported. A criminal complaint charges him with holding up a TD Bank branch in Wayland on Oct. 7, 2016, according to Boston federal prosecutors. The next day the FBI learned that Taderera booked a flight for Friday to Ethiopa from Dulles. The FBI later learned that Taderera rebooked his flight and planned to leave from Dulles to Johannesburg at 5:45 p.m. Friday, they said.

March 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

Ads Praising Obamacare Repeal Air Hours After GOP Bill Failed

Once, for failing to replace the Barack Obama administration ’s Affordable Care Act. In reality, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled their “American Health Care Act” just minutes before a scheduled vote. Ads ran for Reps. David Young (R-Iowa), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Will Hurd (R-Tex.) The ads ran during a Wizards-Nets game and on CBS stations before March Madness coverage, according to Deadspin. On their YouTube page, American Action Network still has ads up for Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Rod Blum (R-Iowa).

March 25, 2017 17:15 UTC

Pulisic becomes heartbeat of US team at age 18

And he's American. He creates mismatches because of that," Clint Dempsey said after Pulisic assisted on two of his three goals. Pulisic scored twice that day at St. Vincent and the Grenadines — the youngest U.S. player with a goal in World Cup qualifying. "He has built a platform that is as of this time I think unprecedented for an American player," former American goalkeeper Kasey Keller said. Fifteen years ago, Arena decided to make Donovan a central component of his first U.S. World Cup team.

March 25, 2017 17:15 UTC

U.S.-Led Coalition Confirms Strikes Hit Mosul Site Where Civilians Died

WASHINGTON — The American-led military coalition in Iraq said Saturday that an initial review of recent airstrikes in Mosul, the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Iraq, had confirmed that the strikes hit a site where scores of civilians were killed. The inquiry, military officials said, found that a building had collapsed a few days after strikes by American forces. The Pentagon had acknowledged on Friday that it was investigating reports that its airstrikes had caused deaths in Mosul. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyCapt. On the eastern side of the city, which was declared liberated in January after months of fighting, 2,190 civilians were killed, the group said.

March 25, 2017 17:14 UTC

Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

Fred Glass wanted to hire a proven winner for Indiana's next coach. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford pulled his name out of the sweepstakes, Glass announced he had hired Archie Miller from Dayton. "Archie Miller was on my short list from the very beginning," Glass said in a statement. Indiana fans wanted all of those features in their new coach — as expect postseason success, too. "I cannot wait to connect with former players, current players, and future players and all of Hoosier Nation," Miller said.

March 25, 2017 17:10 UTC

Indiana hires Dayton’s Archie Miller to replace Tom Crean

(Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Indiana announced Saturday that it is hiring Dayton’s Archie Miller as its next men’s basketball coach. A new era of Indiana Basketball begins now. Indiana fired Tom Crean earlier this month after nine seasons and just four NCAA tournament berths, and now Miller will take on one of the most demanding jobs in college basketball. The Hoosiers’ fan base expects deep NCAA tournament runs every season, something Crean was not able to deliver (Indiana went 18-16 and made just the NIT this season). Miller’s hiring ends speculation that Indiana alum Steve Alford would leave UCLA to coach his alma mater.

March 25, 2017 17:03 UTC

London attacker made multiple trips to Saudi Arabia

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia, teaching English there twice on a work visa and returning on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. The embassy said Saudi security services didn't track Masood and he didn't have a criminal record there. Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair told the BBC that changes to the "outer soft ring" of Parliament's security plan are likely in the aftermath of Masood's attack. A 32-year-old woman arrested in Manchester and a 39-year-old woman arrested in East London have been released on bail. ALSOTrump offers condolences on London terrorist attackLondon attacker described as 'laughing and joking' hours before rampage

March 25, 2017 16:52 UTC

American guilty of attacking Japanese tourist gets 22 years

A western New York man found guilty of attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Robert MacLeod was found guilty of robbery, sexual abuse and assault in January following the attack on Christmas night in 2015. Prosecutors say MacLeod attacked Koyuki Nakahara in Niagara Falls State Park after she asked him for directions, when she was traveling with a Japanese tour group. Nakahara testified that MacLeod punched her and molested her. MacLeod testified he had a confrontation with another woman, not Nakahara.

March 25, 2017 16:41 UTC

Man Named 'Grabher' Is Appalled He Can't Have A 'GRABHER' License Plate

It cannot be easy going through life when your last name is “Grabher.” One man in Nova Scotia, Canada , however, appears to be making life even more difficult by fighting to keep that name emblazoned on his license plate. This license plate has created a man vs. government situation. Lorne Grabher is fighting to get his personalized NS plate back on his car. pic.twitter.com/7HdMkcasM7Lorne Grabher told CTV Thursday that he had a vanity plate reading “GRABHER” made for his father in 1991 to honor their German last name. The plate made its way back to Lorne Grabher’s vehicle, but the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles has taken issue with it.

March 25, 2017 16:33 UTC

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