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LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final Four rematch

LAWRENCE, Kan— Lagerald Vick had never watched last season’s Final Four loss to Villanova before this week, when top-ranked Kansas had to endure every minute of it while prepping for Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. “We watched it for like, a week straight,” Vick said. “It was definitely hard.” He’ll have better memories of the … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final Four rematch

LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final 4 rematch

LAWRENCE, Kan— Lagerald Vick had never watched last season’s Final Four loss to Villanova before this week, when top-ranked Kansas had to endure every minute of it while prepping for Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. “We watched it for like, a week straight,” Vick said. “It was definitely hard.” He’ll have better memories of the … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final 4 rematch

LAWRENCE, Mass | Politicians say utility at center of explosions should close

LAWRENCE, Mass— Executives at the utility company responsible for September’s natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts should step down, congressional members said Monday at a special hearing into the disaster. The six House and Senate members from Massachusetts and New Hampshire held the hearing at a packed middle school gymnasium in Lawrence. They took … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Politicians say utility at center of explosions should close

LAWRENCE, Mass. | No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts are facing a challenging Thanksgiving more than two months after natural gas explosions and fires leveled homes and left thousands without heat or hot water. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas service in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover after gas lines were overpressurized … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan  — Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base. The deal was finalized shortly before Miles arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday. Miles signed … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Federal investigators are confirming overpressurized natural gas lines were the source of the deadly explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. Thursday’s preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Columbia Gas workers failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors in Lawrence on Sept. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Overpressurized lines caused deadly gas explosions, feds say

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the sensors can signal for … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

LAWRENCE, Mass | Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional

LAWRENCE, Mass  — There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday. As federal officials opened their investigation into Thursday’s disaster, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that there doesn’t appear to be “anything nefarious, anything suspicious, anything intentional.” He said … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional