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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene.

It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30 a.m., and authorities didn't immediately have any suspects.

\"Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst,\" Capt. Kim Williams said.

Several officers were working security detail at the club and performed first aid and tried to revive the person that died, Williams said.

Fifteen people were shot. Some of them drove themselves to area hospitals and others were taken by ambulance.

Authorities are interviewing several witnesses, but Williams said a lot of the club goers had left.

\"The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear,\" she said.

Authorities were asking anyone with information to come forward. Williams said investigators are checking to see if surveillance cameras were working.

WLWT reported (http://bit.ly/2mDfUV3 ) that at least one person was in critical condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):

5:45 a.m.

Police in Cincinnati say there were \"at least a couple of shooters\" who opened fire inside of a nightclub, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others.

Capt. Kim Williams says authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting at the Cameo nightclub early Sunday. She says the crowd there is often very young on Saturday nights and they have had trouble in the past, but \"this is the worst by far.\"

She says the scene was chaotic when the gunfire erupted. Police are interviewing witnesses and asking anyone with information to come forward. Authorities do not have any suspects at the moment.

WLWT reports that at least one of the wounded is in critical condition at a hospital.

___

4:35 a.m.

Police say 15 people were shot and one person was killed when gunfire erupted at a Cincinnati nightclub.

WLWT reports (http://bit.ly/2mDfUV3 ) that the shooting was happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at Cameo nightclub.

The victims were taken to four area hospitals.

Police have not said whether anyone is in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.

It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 Police: 'At least a couple of shooters' involved in Cincinnati nightclub shooting; 1 killed, more than a dozen wounded.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) \u2014 Gaza's Hamas rulers shut down the territory's main border crossing with Israel Sunday in a rare measure following the mysterious killing of a senior militant.

Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum said the Erez crossing point will be \"fully closed in both directions\" until further notice.

The unusual measure came after a senior Hamas militant, Mazen Faqha, was found shot dead at the entrance of his Gaza City home late Friday. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Faqha was shot four times in the head with a silenced gun and blamed Israel for \"assassinating\" him, without providing evidence.

Suspecting that local collaborators with Israel were involved, Hamas has since deployed dozens of checkpoints across the Gaza Strip, where drivers are asked to turn on their interior lights and hand over IDs for inspection. The closing of Erez also applies to journalists, aid workers and patients needing medical help in Israel.

Faqha, who was given nine life sentences for directing suicide bombing attacks against Israelis, was freed in 2011 along with more than 1,000 others as part of an exchange for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit. Faqha was among dozens of West Bank residents Israel deported to Gaza or elsewhere because of the severity of their crimes.

His funeral Saturday drew thousands of supporters, including the movement's top leaders in Gaza, who vowed to avenge the killing.

Israel has not commented on the killing.

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ATLANTA (AP) \u2014 Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that \"ObamaCare will explode.\"

Premiums have risen and major insurers have backed out of the state markets where people can buy insurance online under Obama's signature health care law. But people who say it saved their lives or helped them start a business want lawmakers to fix these problems, not encourage them.

\"It does need its fixes, I totally see that,\" said Inge Hafkemeyer, 57, who credits the law's subsidies for containing her costs as her home-based event-planning business took off in Mission, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb. \"But if your roof leaks, you don't burn down the house to fix it.\"

Clare Schexnyder, 49, is convinced she's alive today because of it. As a small business owner in Decatur, Georgia, she couldn't afford health insurance until the rollout in 2013. She began getting mammograms, and her breast cancer was spotted in time. Her double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery was priced at $250,000, but she paid no more than her $6,200 annual deductible.

Then, her daughter spent a week in the hospital after her appendix burst, costing them another $6,200. They took out a second mortgage to pay the bills.

\"An appendectomy shouldn't have to make me refinance my house,\" she said. \"It's still not a perfect system by any means, but I'm glad we have it.\"

Schexnyder's insurer pulled out of the Affordable Care Act last year, leaving fewer alternatives in Georgia, one of the states that refused to set up insurance exchanges or participate in Medicaid expansion.

But she objects to tweets like this one Trump sent on Saturday: \"ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry.\"

\"They're setting it up to fail, which is irresponsible and unforgiveable,\" Schexnyder said.

Shannon Henson, a 49-year-old unemployed conference planner in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri, said the Affordable Care Act has been a good starting point.

\"It wasn't going to be perfect from the get-go,\" she said.

Republican promises to repeal and replace the law foundered on Friday when House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly pulled the party's health care bill to avoid almost certain defeat.

\"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,\" Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters.

The law has covered more than 20 million people who were previously uninsured through private insurance sold on the law's marketplaces and by expanding Medicaid, the health program designed to help poor Americans. It required insurers to cover \"essential\" services, including mammograms, and barred them from refusing policies to the very sick or others with pre-existing health conditions.

But premiums jumped by double digits this year as the cost of medical care and prescription drugs continues to soar, and the marketplaces created by the law are short on the healthy consumers who make insurance companies profitable. In about one-third of U.S. counties, consumers in the individual markets don't have a choice of plans.

Mina Viladas, 53, of Fairfield, Connecticut, said she was covered under the Affordable Care Act when she needed emergency surgery. But the self-employed fitness trainer said the insurance plans are getting more expensive.

\"The Democrats need to work on improving it, with the Republicans, if possible,\" she said. \"But I'm happy it's still where it is because it's saved me.\"

___

Thanawala reported from San Mateo, Calif. Associated Press writers Pat Eaton-Robb in Bridgeport, Conn. and Jim Suhr in Kansas City contributed to this report.

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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (AP) \u2014 Authorities in Alabama say two teenagers and two adults have been killed in a small plane crash.

Blount County Operations Commander Tim Kent tells Al.com (http://bit.ly/2njukHg ) the dead are believed to be family members. They are identified as a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl, a 45-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman.

Blount County 911 executive director Caleb Branch says the Cessna 210 departed from Kissimmee, Florida, and was traveling to Jackson, Tennessee.

The plane crashed Saturday about 2:30 p.m. local time.

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The most entertaining college basketball game of the regular season came in December.

Malik Monk set a record for a Kentucky freshman with 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer taken against his coach's wishes, to lift the Wildcats to a 103-100 win over North Carolina.

Are these two ready for an encore?

Of course they are \u2014 though it's a valid argument to say this rematch might be better suited for next weekend in the Final Four than Sunday in the Elite Eight.

\"I remember watching them play and I'm thinking, 'Please don't put them in our bracket,'\" Kentucky coach John Calipari said. \"And there they are in our bracket.\"

Indeed, the South bracket in which Kentucky and Carolina reside was pegged as the toughest on Selection Sunday. The top four seeds made it to the Sweet 16, and the Wildcats and Tar Heels moved within a game of the Final Four with double-digit wins.

North Carolina is a 2 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's game, which will fill out a Final Four that already includes Gonzaga and Oregon, both of which won Saturday. The first meeting between the Heels and Cats \u2014 the late half of a made-for-TV doubleheader in Las Vegas three months ago \u2014 now feels like a distant memory.

\"I don't think we're freshmen anymore,\" Monk said. \"You can't use that term anymore because it's in the tournament now. Nobody looks at that.\"

Kentucky trailed 100-98 and Calipari was imploring his young freshman to drive the ball to the hoop in transition. Instead, he pulled up and made the 3 to put the Wildcats ahead for good with 16 seconds left.

\"Heck of a college basketball game if you don't care who won,\" Carolina coach Roy Williams said afterward. \"But I do care who wins.\"

If North Carolina turns the tables, it will give the Tar Heels a return trip to the Final Four after their heartbreaking loss to Villanova in the final last year \u2014 on a buzzer-beating 3 by Kris Jenkins. It will also mark a festive send-off for Justin Jackson, who leads Carolina with 18.2 points a game and is expected to call this, his junior year, his last in college.

Kentucky's list of probable one-and-doners includes Monk, Bam Adebayo and De'Aaron Fox.

\"I'm not worried about that,\" Fox said. \"We're still playing basketball, so I'm not thinking about leaving. If things go as planned, we still have three games left, so that's not in my mind right now.\"

SPEAKING OF REMATCHES: Sunday's first game pits familiar foes in an unexpected setting. Florida and South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference will meet at Madison Square Garden for a trip to the Final Four.

\"We're playing a team we know,\" said coach Frank Martin, who has led the Gamecocks further through the NCAA bracket than they have ever been. \"We're not playing the moment. We're not playing a building. We're not playing the NCAA Tournament. We're playing the Florida Gators. And our focus should be playing a team that we have played twice.\"

In many ways, it was the first meeting \u2014 a 57-53 South Carolina win on Jan. 18 \u2014 that set the stage for where both teams are today.

The Gators failed to sink a 3-pointer for the first time in 850 games \u2014 a streak that began in 1992 and lasted the entire Billy Donovan era. Another loss, three days later, prompted a two-hour team meeting that triggered a nine-game winning streak, including the rematch with the Gamecocks.

But South Carolina's win over Florida also announced the Gamecocks as a force. It was their third win over a Top 25 team this season, and when it was over, senior Sindarius Thornwell said this: \"Before the game, I was saying these are the games you prepare for in your backyard growing up.\"

They certainly are. And this next one, too.

___

For more AP college basketball coverage: http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) \u2014 A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry.

The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours.

Amberry later said he could have shot many more free throws, but a janitor interrupted him because it was time turn off the lights and close the small rec center gym in Orange County.

\"I could have made more \u2014 a lot more,\" Amberry said, according to the Los Angeles Times. \"But they were closing the gym, so they kicked me out.\"

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Amberry played basketball for the University of North Dakota and later transferred to Long Beach City College, where he was named Junior College Player of the Year.

He then was offered a contract by the then-Minneapolis Lakers, but instead chose to attend podiatry school. He opened his own practice in Long Beach in 1951.

Amberry made basketball his hobby after retiring in 1991 and would shoot at least 500 free throws at an athletic club in Seal Beach each day, except for Sunday.

He made 500 consecutive free throws on 473 separate occasions, according to notes he kept.

\"A free throw takes six seconds, and you can't think of anything else during those six seconds,\" he explained to Sports Illustrated in 1994.

Amberry wrote a book titled \"Free Throw: 7 Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line\" and was in high demand by basketball coaches from high school to the NBA.

Amberry is survived by sons Bill, Tom and Robert, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elon, and a son, Tim.

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