- Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro said Thursday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031.
- 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.
- After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.
- Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.
- Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death, effectively ending the state's two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.
- Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price.
- 76ers center Joel Embiid doubtful for Game 3 against Heat
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid remains mired in Philadelphia's latest process, one he's found frustrating.
- Under wraps: Browns GM keeping draft plans private
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is keeping his plans with the No. 1 pick private.
- The Latest: Ginobili: Erin Popovich death has team 'hurting'
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local):
- NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.