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Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

Deontay Wilder, foreground, embraces Gerald Washington at their WBC heavyweight title boxing bout Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Wilder defeated Washington in...

No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen (5) walks off the court after the team's 77-72 loss to UCLA during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb....

Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin prepares for a face-off in the second period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers at...

Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

Mack Beggs, right, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity, is shown during a quarterfinal against Mya Engert of Amarillo Tascosa during the state wrestling...

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Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

Deontay Wilder, foreground, embraces Gerald Washington at their WBC heavyweight title boxing bout Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Wilder defeated Washington in...

No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen (5) walks off the court after the team's 77-72 loss to UCLA during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb....
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Wilder retains WBC title with 5th-round KO of Washington

Deontay Wilder, foreground, embraces Gerald Washington at their WBC heavyweight title boxing bout Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Wilder defeated Washington in the fifth round. (AP Photo/Albert Cesare) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Deontay...

No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen (5) walks off the court after the team's 77-72 loss to UCLA during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)...

Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin prepares for a face-off in the second period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene...

Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

Mack Beggs, right, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity, is shown during a quarterfinal against Mya Engert of Amarillo Tascosa during the state wrestling tournament Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Cypress, Texas. Beggs was...

Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Taraji P. Henson, standing left, and Kevin Costner, standing right, in a scene from, "Hidden Figures." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture....

Border agents ask Muhammad Ali's son: 'Are you Muslim?'

FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department�™s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven...

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett addresses the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington. Buffett is planning to release...

Fowler builds 4-shot lead at Honda

Anirban Lahiri, of India watches his shot after teeing off on the third tee during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP...

Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

Syrian chief negotiator Bashar Ja�™afari, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to UN New York, arrives for a round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the UN Special Envoy for Syria...

Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'

FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department�™s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven...

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the documentary "White Helmets." The 40-minute Netflix documentary, is nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. A 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khateeb, one of...

The Latest: Ellison named deputy to new Dem Party head Perez

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, before speaking during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden...

Britain agrees $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt on visit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) LONDON (AP) — Britain on Saturday finalized a $150...

The Latest: Malaysia says autopsy shows nerve agent effects

An ambulance comies out of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent...

Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

A car stands in front of a store, guarded by police in Heidelberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the city of...

Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow

Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 25. 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid...

France charges 2nd person tied to National Front in probe

Marine Le Pen, French far-right 2017 presidential candidate of the Front National party, participates to the Construction Forum debate "Reinvest France" ("Reinvestissons la France") at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017....

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, photograph, Vicki Tosher, a breast cancer patient, is shown outside her home in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Tosher, like countless other Americans, likes the subsidized...

AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged

Dancers from the Aguia de Ouro samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's...

Brazen attacks against Syrian security kill at least 32

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central...

Warren Buffett says don't waste money on investment fees

FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett addresses the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington. Buffett is planning to release...

The Latest: Democrats need to dust off party voting rules

FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling...

The Latest: Democrats seeking new leader in era of Trump

FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling...

The Latest: Vietnam: Suspect thought she was playing a prank

An ambulance comies out of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent...

The Latest: Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses people during the closure of his party's 16th Annual Peoples Conference in Masvingo, south of Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe. Mugabe is...

Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation

Police officers stay inside the guard post of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon...

Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32

FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a Syrian man carries a carpet through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto buses in the central...

Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

FILE - In this April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One helicopter for the...

Comey in middle of political fray over Trump and Russians

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey waits for the start of a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Session and the heads of federal law enforcement components at...

White House says chief of staff not wrong to talk to FBI

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) — The White House on Friday defended...

Trump condemns anonymous sources as staff demands anonymity

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

Democrats inviting immigrants to Trump's speech to Congress

FILE - In this Sept., 9, 2009 file photo, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., center, listens during President Barack Obama's speech on health care to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington....

Legend, Miranda, Bareilles make Oscar rehearsals musical

John Legend, left, and composer Justin Hurwitz are seen during rehearsals for the 89th Academy Awards on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb....

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling...

Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2016 file photo shows musician Jack White, an executive producer of "American Epic," at the premiere of the four-part PBS music documentary series at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival...

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

Sunayana Dumala, left, talks about her late husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, during a news conference at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Witnesses say a man accused of opening fire in a...

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

Sunayana Dumala, left, talks about her late husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, during a news conference at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Witnesses say a man accused of opening fire in a...

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the UTA "United Voices" Rally at United Talent Agency headquarters on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. As most of Hollywood gears up for the...

AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers...

White House defends contacts with FBI over 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) — The White House on Friday defended...

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Lakers, 110-93

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Doug McDermott (25) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP...

Capitals beat Oilers to extend home winning streak to 13

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) looks to pass as Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly...

Foreign film Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fascism' in US

This image released by Cohen Media group shows Shahab Hosseini, left, and Taraneh Alidoosti in a scene from "The Salesman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. The 89th...

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

Defense attorney Brad Calbo speaks during John R.K. Howard's sentencing hearing, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the courthouse in Twin Falls, Idaho. District Judge Randy Stoker has sentenced John R.K. Howard, a high school...

Transgender boy wins first 2 matches of girls tournament

Mack Beggs, left, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School, stands with his coach Travis Clark during a quarterfinal match against Mya Engert, of Amarillo Tascosa, during the State Wrestling Tournament, Friday, Feb....

Wieters joins Nationals; Judge hits long homer for Yankees

Boston Red Sox's Matt Dominguez reaches for the ball while fielding a ground out by New York Mets' Ty Kelly in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Fort Myers,...

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department�™s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven...

White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing

Reporters line up in hopes of attending a briefing in Press Secretary Sean Spicer's office at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. White House held an off camera briefing in Spicer's...

Novelist's maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

Novelist Michael Peterson is directed to the exit of a Durham County, N.C., courtroom on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Peterson agreed to an Alford plea to a charge of manslaughter in the 2001 death...

2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months

An arson was reported at the Daarus Salaam Mosque on Morris Bridge Rd. in Thonotasassa, Fla., early Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. This fire has the signs of an intentional criminal act, and the local...

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

Arlindo, a patient from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute, makes his marionette dance during a carnival parade coined, in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro,...

Versace 'power woman' designs, Etro funky nomads in Milan

A model wears a creation for Marco De Vincenzo women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) MILAN (AP) — Gigi Hadid...

Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, then-Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Sessions has...

Best tactic for some governors is to avoid mention of Trump

Vice President Mike Pence listens as his wife Karen Pence welcomes governors to the Naval Observatory Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — These...

Court closes Robin Thicke restraining order trial to public

FILE - This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows Robin Thicke, left, and Paula Patton at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. In a Feb. 21, 2017, court filing, Patton's attorneys accused...

Bill Cosby won't face a barrage of accusers at his 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...

Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

A man shows a picture of Alok Madasani, an engineer who was injured in the shooting Wednesday night in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, on a mobile phone as Madasani's father Jaganmohan Reddy...

The Latest: Protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

Several dozen law enforcement personal march south on Highway 1806 before assembling above the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin the final sweep of Dakota Access oil pipeline of the camp and arrests of protesters...

The Latest: Pence tells governors door to West Wing is open

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) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times...

Unlike colleagues, Michigan congressman embraces town halls

U.S Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, left, speaks to a member of the audience during a town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Full Blast Recreation Center in Battle Creek, Mich....

'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) — President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the...

Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

in this Dec. 13, 2016 photo Serge Myers, right, speaks to George Niland, center, as their attorney, Monte Beck reads a legal document in Opportunity, Mont. Niland and Myers are among the dozens of...

Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

In this June 19, 2013 photo, Donald Trump addresses a gathering to announce the building of Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 69-story tower has drawn praise for...

State Department news briefings to resume in early March

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, following a meeting with Mexico's Foreign Secretary Videgaray. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON (AP)...

The Latest: Trump signs another order to reduce regulation

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) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump considers 20 million people 'very few'

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor's health care...

Little Big Town's momentum grows with Ryman residency

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows Philip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of the musical group Little Big Town at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in...

'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...

Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, then-Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear speaks in Louisville, Ky. Democrats have tapped Beshear to deliver the party�™s response to President Donald Trump�™s address to a joint...

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...