- Pipeline protesters pray, set fires ahead of camp closing
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.
- Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.
- Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.
- Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.
- Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops
MOSCOW (AP) — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops.
- In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had a half-season of clues about what Phil Jackson thought of him, and now it was his turn to evaluate his boss.
- The Latest: Forbes: Hendrick tops NASCAR in value at $35OM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local):
- MLB to push forward with process for rule changes
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract.
- MLB players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
NEW YORK (AP) — The players' association has agreed to Major League Baseball's proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year.
- Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.