- Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.
- French police storm supermarket, kill hostage-taker; 3 dead
TREBES, France (AP) — An armed man went on rampage Friday in southern France, carjacking a vehicle, shooting at police and taking hostages in an hours-long standoff at a supermarket. He killed three people and wounded others before being shot to death when French police stormed the market, authorities said.
- The Latest: France: Macron says suspect killed 3, injured 16
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local):
- US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.
- UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity.
- Second half of Sweet 16 filled with compelling matchups
Loyola-Chicago and its game-planning nun are headed to the Elite Eight. So too are Kansas State, Florida State and Michigan in this maddest of Marches.
- AP Podcast: Do You Believe in ... Sister Jean?
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg rank the most painful losses in NCAA Tournament history, beginning with the matchup that pitted their hometown favorites, Loyola of Chicago and Nevada, for a spot in the Elite Eight in the latest episode of the "AP Sports Special Events" daily March Madness podcast .
- Wayne Huizenga, who went from trash to billions, dies at 80
MIAMI (AP) — College dropout Wayne Huizenga started with a trash hauling company, struck gold during America's brief love affair with VHS tapes and eventually owned three professional sports teams.
- BASEBALL 2018: Beastly teams, Ohtani and make way for MVs
Just the thought of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge in the same lineup sent fans into a frenzy. Come opening day, all of baseball will see which teams really have the muscle.
- Will flip-flopping fielders be baseball's latest trend?
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler's progressive approach includes a strategy straight from a slow-pitch softball league.