Friday, February 24, 2017

Chase Elliott grabs 1st Cup win in Daytona qualifier

Reed Sorenson (55) slides through the infield after losing control of his car on the front stretch, in front of Paul Menard (27), during...

White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel...

Conservatives urged not to 'squander' Trump presidency

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, hugs White House strategist Stephen Bannon as they are introduced to speak at the Conservative Political...

The Latest: Pence says conservative have a rare opportunity

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) OXON...

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'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON...

Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex...
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'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before...

Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus...

Judge: 1 additional accuser can testify at Bill Cosby trial

FILE--This file photo from Nov. 2, 2016, shows Bill Cosby, center, as he leaves following a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Montgomery County Judge Steven...

Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

This Feb 22, 2017 photo released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows Ryan Alexander Duke, in Georgia. Duke was arrested by authorities on murder charges in the disappearance of a high school teacher...

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leader

A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder...

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

Police follow a South African protester in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in the capital. Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly in...

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder...

Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part...

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 62

A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bomb went off...

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

In this photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Boutheina Chili Ezzine poses for a photo in Tunis, Tunisia. Ezzine is a member of "Le Collectif des citoyens de Tunisie " (Citizens Collective of Tunisia),...

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

FILE- In this March 8, 2015, file photo, crowds gather before a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Organizers of the annual civil rights celebration and organizers of a Civil...

Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. Add Medicaid expansion to the list of �œObamacare” provisions that Americans...

Tip leads to arrest in Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance

This Feb 22, 2017 photo released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows Ryan Alexander Duke, in Georgia. Duke was arrested by authorities on murder charges in the disappearance of a high school teacher...

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince...

Iraqi forces take control of most of Mosul airport from IS

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part...

US envoys try to lower Mexico tensions as Trump amps them up

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with police officers and security personnel as he boards a plane to depart at Benito Juarez international Airport in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Carlos...

Vulnerable Dems lay low as town hall angst rages

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. Hundreds of people packed...

Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision 'a disaster'

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles. Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's...

Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the transgender teen who sued...

Plea in wife's staircase death lets man maintain innocence

In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2017, photo, Michael Peterson speaks to a reporter in Martha Waggoner, N.C. Peterson says he�™s agreed to accept an Alford plea in the 2001 death of his wife Kathleen,...

As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — There was candidate Donald Trump in...

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO PURINTON - This undated photo provided by the Henry County Sheriff's Office in Clinton, Mo., shows Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in...

The Latest: WH adviser asked FBI to refute Russia story

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on domestic and international human trafficking, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017,in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest...

White House expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will step up...

Conservatives urged not to 'squander' Trump presidency

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, hugs White House strategist Stephen Bannon as they are introduced to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23,...

Chase Elliott grabs 1st Cup win in Daytona qualifier

Reed Sorenson (55) slides through the infield after losing control of his car on the front stretch, in front of Paul Menard (27), during the first of two NASCAR qualifying auto races for Sunday's...

The Latest: Pence says conservative have a rare opportunity

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political...

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony looks on during a break in an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Phil Jackson has made...

For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

Adrian Solano of Venezuela falls during the men's 10 km cross-country individual classic qualification race at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Lahti, Finland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)...

AP Source: Mavs get Noel from Sixers; Deron Williams waived

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Orlando Magic's Damjan Rudez (3) fouls Dallas Mavericks' Justin Anderson (1) as he tries to get around center Andrew Bogut, left, during the first...

Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resistance

FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness...

Wesley Bryan, Cody Gribble share lead at Honda

Keegan Bradley hits from behind a tree on the 12th fairway during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) PALM BEACH...

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, protesters rally against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C., which would require transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings that match their original...

US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. From left are, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, Trump, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier,...

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, shakes hands with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray after a joint statement to the press at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23,...

2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017 file picture Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for an EU summit, in Valletta, Malta. The decision late Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 to withdraw Budapest�™s bid to...

Trio of military men gain growing influence with Trump

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a White House with multiple competing power centers, Dunford, Defense Secretary Jim...

Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, the Idaho Correctional Center is shown south of Boise, Idaho, operated by Corrections Corporation of America. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled his support for...

Omaha police: Creighton's Watson suspect in sexual assault

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. (10) dribbles in the lane against Seton Hall during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in...

AP Source: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers for Bogut, Anderson

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Orlando Magic's Damjan Rudez (3) fouls Dallas Mavericks' Justin Anderson (1) as he tries to get around center Andrew Bogut, left, during the first...

AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration

FILE - This Sept. 25, 2016 file photo shows San Diego Padres' Wil Myers running to score against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Diego. San...

Giffords to lawmakers: 'Have some courage' and meet voters

Former U.S. Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords enters the Statehouse on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. Giffords and her national gun-safety advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions are trying...

Robin Thicke's ex-wife accuses him of evidence tampering

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif....

Texas Republican criticizes explicit signs at women's march

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015 file photo, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conaway is criticizing women who carried explicit signs at the Women�™s March in Washington last...

Manufacturing CEOs differ on border tax in talks with Trump

President Donald Trump welcomes manufacturing executives to a meeting at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. From left are, Archer Daniels Midland CEO Juan Luciano, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner,...

APNewsBreak: Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows Beyonce performing at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but...

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

This Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo shows commercial fishing boats docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the...

The Latest: Top White House aides describe great partnership

In this Feb. 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. For the past eight years, thousands of...

Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner predicted on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, that a...

Justice Ginsburg praises media and the role of free press

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration...

Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests

Protesters hold signs in front of an LAPD officer's home in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single...

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

FILE - This is a March 2. 2016 file photo of the interior of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the secure seed bank on Svalbard, Norway. Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault...

Bird, Kidd say don't look for OKC's Westbrook to slow down

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates with forward Andre Roberson (21) after a basket by Roberson during the second quarter of the...

Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2016 file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers as she arrives to Christian Dior's Spring-Summer 2017 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris. Harvard University will present the singer...

Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

A fire on a building at a camp that has been home to demonstrators against the Dakota Access pipeline is seen after protesters set fire in Cannon Ball, N.D., in the early morning of...

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Petroleum drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was...

Thousands return home as flood waters recede in California

Submerged automobiles are shown on flooded Nordale Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Rising floodwaters sent thousands of residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose and forced the shutdown of a...

Dunford: Counter-IS plan will have global scope

FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dunford said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, a Pentagon-led review of strategy for...

The Latest: Cruz predicts another Supreme Court vacancy soon

In this Feb. 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. For the past eight years, thousands of...

Kansas guard Graham apologizes after traffic warrant arrest

TCU guard Jaylen Fisher, right, jumps over Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) during a scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, Feb....

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

In this photo provided by General Motors a self-driving car is seen in Detroit. General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers across the country to pass legislation that would clear the way for...

With electricity out, new EPA chief reached out to lobbyist

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in Washington. While Oklahoma�™s attorney general, emails show that new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was...

Power of science: Warriors thrive with chemistry experiment

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia looks past Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins during the team's NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Pachulia is among...

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, New York City Police stand guard outside Trump Tower in New York. New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald...

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

Protesters hold signs in front of an LAPD officer's home in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single...

US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul,...

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, walks with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson, as he arrives at the airport in Mexico City, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. President Donald Trump has sent Tillerson...

Conservative activist O'Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN

FILE - In this May 26, 2010, file photo, James O'Keefe makes a statement after leaving the federal courthouse in New Orleans. O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings on Feb. 23, 2017, that...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

In this Feb. 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. For the past eight years, thousands of...

Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

A fire on a building at a camp that has been home to demonstrators against the Dakota Access pipeline is seen after protesters set fire in Cannon Ball, N.D., in the early morning of...

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans...

The Latest: Evancho wants to 'enlighten' Trump on policies

Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans...

UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of...

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. In court documents unsealed Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,...

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

Submerged automobiles are shown on flooded Nordale Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Rising floodwaters sent thousands of residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose and forced the shutdown of a...

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

Mr. Lane, who did not give his first name, sits with his family in their home Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in San Diego. The Lane family has been on edge since President Donald Trump...

Iraqi forces push up to Mosul's key military base by airport

Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul,...

Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy

In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is consoled by coach Travis Clark after Beggs' opponent forfeited during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School...

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win

Connecticut starter Kia Nurse, who has an injury, sits on the bench with teammates Tierney Lawlor, Molly Bent and Crystal Dangerfield, from second from left, during the second half of the team's NCAA college...

Wizards acquire Bogdanovic in trade with Nets

This March 4, 2016 photo shows Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person familiar with the deal says the Washington Wizards have agreed...

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

Tracy Adams, a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, on behalf of her 17-year-old minor son, wipes a tear away during a...

Tesla swings to loss in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

FILE - In a Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., talks about the Model X car at the company's headquarters, in Fremont, Calif. Unable to string together profitable...

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Pipeline protesters pray, set fires ahead of camp closing. CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the...

Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2016 file photo shows Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi's football team will not...

Colorado town's ban on topless women put on hold by judge

FILE - This May 31, 2016, file photo Brit Hoagland, right, talks during a news conference in Denver. Hoagland along with six plaintiff's filed a law suite challenging Fort Collins' indecency code. A Colorado...

McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

In this Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017, photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, right,...

‘Monster’ ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo provided by the Michigan Attorney General's office shows Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar, who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through USA Gymnastics,...

Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

Chase Elliott answers questions during an interview at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further...

Stocks slip from highs as energy companies sink; Dow gains

Trader William McInerney, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Declines in energy and industrial stocks are leading U.S. indexes slightly lower in early trading as...

Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Financial Services Committee for the Fed's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to...

Former USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sexual assault

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor at Michigan State University...

The Latest: Female burned in pipeline protest camp fire

Dakota Access pipeline opponents burn structures in their main protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as authorities prepare to shut down the camp in advance...

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

Anna Washick, of Thornhurst, Pa., tells her story regarding health care next to a large photograph of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., at the United Neighborhood Center in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Toomey...

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Capt. David Bursten of the Indiana State Police is joined by law enforcement officials from numerous departments to provide the latest details of the investigation into the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams...

Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Duane Buck. The Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a Texas prison inmate Buck who claims...

Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Francisco and Lauren Nieves-Taranto, center, with their children, from left, Sebastien, 13, Javier, 6, Gabriel, 10, Nicolas 4-months, and Valentina, 8, at their home in Windermere, Fla....

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January 2017 at the fastest pace since 2007. The...

Thousands flee, freeway shut in flooding near San Francisco

City crew checks on flooding on Lakeshore Blvd. at the edge of Clear Lake, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising floodwaters sent...

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

In a Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Bradley Stevens, at left, plays billiards after group therapy time at the Sanibel House in Catlettsburg, Ky. Stevens is a resident at the house, which has several...

Conservative forces clash in Trump’s early days

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in New York. Yiannopoulos has resigned as editor of Breitbart Tech after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships...