• Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment.

    The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.

  • Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway.

    In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with details of how Berkshire's many businesses performed. Buffett blamed his recent acquisition drought on ambitious CEOs who have been encouraged to take on debt to finance pricey deals.

  • NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) - The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

    The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines, two of the three largest U.S.-based airlines.

  • Admirers line streets as Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

    The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, though, has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?

  • Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

    Nor did it take long for Republicans to link the prosecutor who announced the charges to a prominent national Democratic financier.

  • Wolves' Butler has cartilage injury to knee, absence unknown

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves say Jimmy Butler has had an MRI that revealed a meniscal injury to his right knee.

    The Timberwolves did not provide a timeline for Butler's absence Saturday, but it is likely good news that it is a cartilage injury, and not a ligament.

  • With hoops under federal probe, fans say business as usual

    Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing.

    In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.

    Coaches were taking the same tact they have been, some saying they've found no evidence of wrongdoing and appear to be waiting for the next shoe to drop.

  • Spring training roundup: Ohtani pulled early in Angels debut

    Shohei Ohtani went only one way in his spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels and got pulled early.

    The Japanese star pitcher and hitter was scheduled to throw two innings Saturday, but was taken out after giving up two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings against Milwaukee.

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't put Ohtani in the batting order.

    The 23-year-old righty struck out two. He allowed one run, on a homer by Keon Broxton. Ohtani threw 31 pitches, 17 for strikes.

  • Woods shoots 69 and gives himself a chance at Honda Classic

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods broke 70 on the PGA Tour for the first time in nine rounds since his return from another back surgery. What mattered more to him was having a Sunday that might mean something at the Honda Classic.

    Woods had great control in more strong wind Saturday at PGA National and got up-and-down for birdie on the final hole for a 1-under 69. That left him seven shots out of the lead with 10 players in front of him going into the final round.

  • Creighton beats highest-ranked foe ever in No. 3 Villanova

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Marcus Foster scored 28 points, Davion Mintz gave Creighton the lead for good early in overtime, and the Bluejays defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history with an 89-83 upset of No. 3 Villanova on Saturday.

  • Miles Bridges cleared by NCAA to play for No. 2 Michigan St

    Miles Bridges has been cleared to play by the NCAA, allowing him to help No. 2 Michigan State chase championships.

    Documents in a report showed the star forward may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption .

  • Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment.

    The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.

  • Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

    MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

    A segment of Oliver's Sunday show "Last Week Tonight" in June poked fun at Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. Oliver said the 77-year-old looked like a "geriatric Dr. Evil."

  • Adina Pintilie's "Touch Me Not" wins Berlin's Golden Bear

    BERLIN (AP) - "Touch Me Not," an experimental movie about intimacy from Romanian director Adina Pintilie, won the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

    The movie, which follows the story of a woman who can't bear to be touched and various other people searching for intimacy, was chosen from a field of 19 competitors at the first of the year's major European movie festivals. The Berlin jury was led by German director Tom Tykwer.

  • 'Vicar of Dibley' actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

    LONDON (AP) - British actress Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53.

    Her agent John Grant said Saturday that the actress known for her roles in "The Vicar of Dibley" and "Notting Hill" died of natural causes. He did not elaborate.

    He says "over the years Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work ... she brought laughter and joy to many."

    Chambers was well known in Britain for her role as Alice Tinker in the long-running "The Vicar of Dibley" comedy.

  • What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

    NEW YORK (AP) - Counting up the medals, Pyeongchang was a lackluster Olympics for the U.S. team, and the post-mortems will soon begin about what went right and wrong.

    It's worth taking the same look at NBC's performance, because the network is locked into showing the Olympics every two years through 2032.

    NBC tried some new things, and new people, to supplement a blueprint it has followed for several years.

    THE BOTTOM LINE

  • Armani rejects overdone emotion, Ferragamo relaunches brand

    MILAN (AP) - Fashion and politics clashed Saturday in Milan's main squares and runways, as protesters rallied ahead of Italy's divisive national election and designers at Milan Fashion Week showed off their own visions of what the future should look like.

  • California Democrats look to narrow crowded US House races

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Winning seven U.S. House seats currently held by California Republicans is critical to Democrats' hopes of taking back Congress in the midterm elections.

    But first, they've got to narrow the field.

  • The Latest: White House says Dem memo 'politically driven'

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local):

    5:40 p.m.

    The White House says a Democratic memo rebutting GOP claims of surveillance abuses in the FBI's Russia investigation fails to answer serious questions.

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A redacted, declassified memo released by Democrats on the House intelligence committee Saturday aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have pushed for months - that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, abusing a secret surveillance process to spy on one of his operatives in its Russia investigation.

  • Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists.

    But they are skeptical Congress can seize the moment, overcome its partisan divide and enact measures intended to prevent more tragedies, so governors are preparing to take the lead and have states push ahead with new gun restrictions.

  • Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

    MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

    A segment of Oliver's Sunday show "Last Week Tonight" in June poked fun at Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. Oliver said the 77-year-old looked like a "geriatric Dr. Evil."

  • Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Governors say the debate over gun control has changed after the Florida school shooting - a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists.

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee puts it this way: "There's no question we're in a different environment."

    But governors are skeptical that Congress can seize the moment, overcome its partisan divide and enact new gun restrictions. So governors are preparing to take the lead and have states push ahead.

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