- 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.
- Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp
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 federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent.
- Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate.
- 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.
- Want to run for French president? Join the crowd
PARIS (AP) — More and more people want to join France's unpredictable presidential race — hopefuls who might never win but could garner enough votes to tilt the outcome.
- 'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a "god."
- 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.
- MLB players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.
- Column: Lakers can't count on celebrity to bring back glory
Chasing celebrity isn't mentioned anywhere in the first chapter of the playbook to NBA relevance.
- Pelicans' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc' together
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected.