COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):
Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday...
Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17
SYDNEY (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia confirmed Wednesday that three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Florida State got a first-round scare from sharp-shooting Vermont.
In the end, the Seminoles were just too long and too strong for the upset-minded...
Smith scores 28 to lead Vermont past Binghamton 84-51
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith had a career-high 28 points as Vermont romped past Binghamton 84-51 in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tourney on Tuesday night.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 34 points as Vermont beat Maine 73-57 in the America East Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith had 21 points as Vermont topped UMass Lowell 74-57 on Tuesday night.
Ernie Duncan had 14 points for Vermont (24-6, 14-2 America East Conference), which...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' foreign minister said Monday that he has recalled his country's ambassador to Iran after Tehran expelled two diplomats from the Dutch embassy amid...
Defense shines as Vermont tops Stony Brook 56-50
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 14 points and seven rebounds as Vermont got past Stony Brook 56-50 on Saturday night. Stef Smith added 10 points for the Catamounts, who held the Seawolves...
Jackson scores 18 to lift UMBC past Vermont 65-56
BALTIMORE (AP) — KJ Jackson registered 18 points as Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Vermont 65-56 on Thursday night.
Arkel Lamar had 15 points for Maryland-Baltimore County (18-10, 10-3...
Lamb scores 25 to carry Vermont past Hartford 77-75
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 25 points as Vermont narrowly beat Hartford 77-75 on Saturday.
Lamb hit 10 of 12 from the free throw line.
Ernie Duncan had 16 points for Vermont (21-5, 11-1 America East Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game. Stef Smith added 12 points.
J.R. Lynch had 21 points for the Hawks (13-13, 6-5). Jason Dunne added 16 points. John Carroll had 13 points.
Blue monster backs Dutch Brexit information campaign
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government enlisted a new ally Thursday in its campaign to prepare businesses for the impending departure of Britain from the European Union — a hairy blue Brexit monster.
A tweet posted on Foreign Minister Stef Blok's official Twitter feed showed the monster, wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the word Brexit in red capital letters, lying across a desk.
Lamb scores 20 to lift Vermont past New Hampshire 73-44
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 20 points as Vermont rolled past New Hampshire 73-44 on Wednesday night.
Stef Smith had eight rebounds for Vermont (20-5, 10-1 America East Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Everett Duncan added six rebounds.
New Hampshire scored 18 points in the second half, a season low for the team.
Marque Maultsby had 11 points for the Wildcats (3-21, 1-10), who have now lost nine straight games. Nick Guadarrama added 11 points.
Dutch, Russia in talks about responsibility in MH17 downing
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country's assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday.
Vermont beats Maine for 16 straight time, wins 86-63
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ernie Duncan scored 26 points, Anthony Lamb added 24 and Vermont routed Maine 86-63 on Wednesday night.
The Catamounts (18-5, 8-1 America East Conference) have beaten Maine (5-19, 3-6) in 16 consecutive games, their longest active winning streak against a conference opponent. The last Black Bears win over Vermont was a 71-68 victory at home on Jan. 22, 2013.
Lamb has 29 points, leads Vermont over UMass Lowell 74-65
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 29 points and 12 rebounds as Vermont beat UMass Lowell 74-65 on Saturday night.
Vermont led by double-digits for most of the second half, but UMass Lowell pulled to 67-65 with 1:20 remaining. Lamb and Stef Smith combined to score the last seven points.
Greek players making a name for themselves at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas earned more than $100,000 in prize money for winning his third-round match at the Australian Open. Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, he's going to have a souvlaki named after him at a Greek restaurant in Melbourne.
Vermont beats New Hampshire 73-59 for 5th straight win
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead Vermont to a 73-59 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night for its fifth straight win.
The Catamounts (14-4, 4-0 America East Conference) have beaten New Hampshire (3-14, 1-3) in 10 consecutive games, and is off to their best start since the 2004-05 squad began 13-4.
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Balanced attack leads Vermont over Hartford 81-62
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 21 points and 12 rebounds and led five Vermont players in double-figure scoring as the Catamounts cruised to an 81-62 victory over Hartford on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.
Vermont (13-4, 3-0 America East Conference) avenged last season's 69-68 loss at home to Hartford (8-9, 1-1) that snapped its nine-game win streak against the Hawks dating to Jan. 29, 2014.
Lamb, Vermont cruise to 80-51 win over Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 16 points and Vermont used an early run to beat Albany 80-51 on Saturday night in the America East Conference opener for both teams.
Stef Smith and Ernie Duncan added 13 points apiece and Everett Duncan scored 11 for Vermont. The Catamounts (11-4) have won nine of their last 10 games.
Lamb scores 42, Vermont outlast St Bonaventure in 2 OTs
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb poured in a career-high 42 points, scoring five straight late in the second overtime, to propel Vermont to an 82-76 victory over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night.
Lamb, Smith lead Vermont to 5th straight, 75-70 over Huskies
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds and hit the bucket that wrested the lead back to Vermont, which pulled away over the last 15 minutes to defeat Northeastern 75-70 Sunday afternoon.
Duncan, Lamb each score 19 as Vermont holds off George Mason
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Ernie Duncan and Anthony Lamb scored 19 points apiece to help Vermont hold off George Mason for a 72-67 win Monday night.
Stef Smith added 10 points for Vermont, including two free throws that capped the scoring with six seconds left.
Vermont uses late outburst to down George Washington 69-53
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 16 points, had nine rebounds with four blocks and Ben Shungu scored 13 points and Vermont beat George Washington 69-53 on Wednesday night.
Sestina scores 20 points, Bucknell beats Vermont 69-61
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Nate Sestina scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kimbal Mackenzie added 13 points, including a go-ahead jumper, and Bucknell rallied from 13 down to beat Vermont 69-61 on Sunday.
Lamb scores career-high 34, Vermont tops Yale 79-70
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb poured in a career-high 34 points on 13-for-24 shooting with six 3-pointers and seven rebounds and Vermont defeated Yale 79-70 Wednesday night.
Ernie Duncan went 4-for-6 from behind the arc for 15 points. He hit back-to back 3-pointers then added a third early in the second half in a cascade of 3s as Vermont (3-2) broke open a 44-41 game with a 17-2 run. Lamb and Stef Smith also scored from deep as the Catamounts made five consecutive 3-pointers.
Louisville holds off Vermont 86-78 to improve to 3-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After scraping to win its opener before cruising to its second victory, Louisville showed enough resolve to deny Vermont from wiping out its big lead.
Jordan Nwora scored a career-high 22 points, Ryan McMahon made six critical free throws down the stretch and the Cardinals held off the Catamounts 86-78 on Friday night.
Vermont sets school scoring record in 122-56 win
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Robin Duncan had 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists and Vermont broke a 61-year-old school scoring record with a 122-56 drubbing of Division III Lyndon State College on Wednesday night.
Vermont's previous high was 116 against Union on Feb. 16, 1957, winning 116-70.
Lamb, Smith lead Vermont to 78-72 win in its season opener
BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 19 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked four shots and made big plays down the stretch to lead Vermont to a 78-72 win over Boston University in the Catamounts' season opener Friday night.
Stef Smith scored 20 of his 22 points in a second half in which Vermont came back from a 10-point deficit with 12:49 to go. Ernie Duncan added 18 points and Isaiah Moll added 12 for Vermont, the defending American East regular-season champion.
The Latest: Dutch minister urges end to Poland-EU dispute
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Polish judicial reforms (all times local):
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok has urged that a solution be found to Poland's dispute with European Union leaders over the government's sweeping changes to the judiciary.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hosted Blok Wednesday for talks on European Union matters including questions over Poland's rule of law under the conservative government.
Turkey says ‘Nazi remnant’ dispute with Dutch has ended
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the country is working with the Netherlands to end diplomatic tensions and that the days when Ankara described Dutch policies as "Nazi remnants" are behind them.
Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it will present Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein the Human Rights Tulip award at a ceremony next month.
Zeid, a Jordanian diplomat and member of the country's royal family, has served four years as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. His term ends Aug. 31.
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Lonely Planet calls it "hideous." FIFA describes it as "classic Soviet architecture."
The locals, on the other hand, call it "The Monster" or the "Buried Robot," believing it looks like the head of a giant robot entombed up to its shoulders.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council imposed sanctions on six leaders of criminal networks engaged in human trafficking and migrant smuggling from Libya on Thursday, which the Netherlands said was the first time ever that these human rights violators have been targeted by the U.N.'s most powerful body.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Netherlands Foreign Minister Stef Blok says he will try to protect Dutch and European companies from the "consequences" of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in talks with top Trump administration officials.
Blok told reporters before addressing a Security Council meeting Thursday that "the best option for European and Dutch companies would be exemptions" from any U.S. sanctions against companies doing business with Iran.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members vented frustrations and traded blame Tuesday over their unheeded demand for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with the U.S. envoy calling it "a day of shame."
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has named a political veteran as its new foreign affairs minister to replace the envoy who quit last month after admitting that he lied about a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The government information service announced Monday that Stef Blok will be sworn in Wednesday by King Willem-Alexander.
Stefanie C. Lewis — a mother, a grandmother, a friend — was born Feb. 26, 1944, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Stef lived all over Colorado and Wyoming with her sister, Pat, and parents, Mary and Clyde Lewis, where they finally settled in Williston, North Dakota, during her father’s work as a camp clerk for Texaco Oil.
Stef graduated from Williston High School in 1962 and attended Minot State for one year.
Howard hits 6 3s, scores 34; Marquette beats Vermont 91-81
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard buried six 3-pointers and tied his career high with 34 points to power Marquette to a 91-81 victory over Vermont on Tuesday night.
Howard grabbed six rebounds and was also 6 of 6 at the free-throw line for the Golden Eagles (6-3). The sophomore guard has made all 26 of his free throws this season and has hit 35 straight overall. Sam Hauser scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and four assists, while Andrew Rowsey chipped in with 13 points and 10 assists.
Sounders’ Stefan Frei returns to site of his famous moment
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Stefan Frei would like to make one thing perfectly clear before the Seattle Sounders set foot again in Toronto.
He would prefer it if someone else on the Sounders roster becomes the MVP of the MLS Cup final this time.
"I would really prefer it if one of our strikers became MVP this year," Seattle's starting goalkeeper said with a chuckle.
Bell-Haynes makes go-ahead FT, Vermont edges Bradley 65-64
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Trae Bell-Haynes made a go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left as Vermont beat Bradley 65-64 on Friday in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase.
Bell-Haynes, a senior guard, drove to his right and was fouled as he went up for a layup. He made the first free throw but hit the front rim on the second. Bradley's Donte Thomas caught a full-court pass but his shot hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
Raleigh's City Council will look mostly the same come the new term, but one longtime councilman came up short against his challenger late Tuesday night when the polls closed.
In four of the races, incumbents Corey Branch, Kay Crowder, Dickie Thompson and David Cox easily won re-election, but four-term Councilman Bonner Gaylord trailed communications professional Stef Mendell in Council District E at the end of the night.
The Illinois State volleyball team rallied from a first set deficit to sweep Indiana State in three sets in a Missouri Valley Conference match on Monday at Terre Haute, Ind.
The Redbirds scored five unanswered points late to pull out a 25-23 victory over the Sycamores in the opening set, before completing the sweep with 25-12, 25-20 victories to improve to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the MVC. The win was the Redbirds' third in the past four days. Indiana State fell to 5-14, 3-4.
Netherlands revokes citizenship of 4 alleged jihadis
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' justice minister has revoked the Dutch citizenship of four people the government alleges traveled to a foreign conflict zone to join a terrorist organization.
The action announced Wednesday marks the first time Justice Minister Stef Blok has used new powers to revoke the citizenship of alleged jihadis. The identities of the people affected by the decision were not released.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."
But when gunfire erupted at the Club Blu parking lot, 18-year-old Stef'an Strawder didn't have anywhere to hide. He was killed along with a 14-year-old boy, and 17 other people ranging in age from 12 to 27 were wounded during a...