Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives (AP) — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe.


  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS , Associated Press

Credibility of Congress' Russia probes still in question

WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election are ramping up, so is the political division, raising questions about whether lawmakers' work will be viewed as credible.


  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

NCAA Tournament filled with great early match-ups

Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament to start its bid to become the first repeat national champion since Florida in 2006-07.


  • Written by JOHN MARSHALL , AP Basketball Writer