- Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.
- US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.
- Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents.
- AP Analysis: Damage control N. Korea style: Deny and attack
TOKYO (AP) — Faced with the killing of its leader's half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defense: Flatly deny the allegations, viciously attack the accusers.
- Iraqi police forces enter Mosul airport, seize runway
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal police pushed their way into the perimeter of Mosul International Airport on Thursday, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants hunkered down in several airport buildings, police officials said.
- Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage.
- NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season
LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.
- As trade rumors swirl, George gets back to work with Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season.
- In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children
BEIRUT (AP) — Every Sunday, the gymnasium along Beirut's airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children enjoying a rare escape from a grim and confined life in exile.
- No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 North Carolina kept hitting the glass, making its free throws and hitting its outside shots.