- DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.
- Trump blasts media, anonymous sources _ after WH uses them
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media Friday for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.
- Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.
- White House bars major news outlets from gaggle
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday.
- Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Witnesses said a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before pulling the trigger in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.
- NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500.
- Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race
CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wasn't about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin.
- For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief
MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming.
- Transgender boy wins in first round of girls tournament
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs won a match at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled.
- IOC suggests more changes needed in Olympic host bidding
The International Olympic Committee wants to keep considering changes that could result in both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded in September.