- Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo.
- 5 things to watch in Obama's immigration speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone.
- 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
- Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more.
- Master of all mediums Mike Nichols dead at 83
NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.
- Disappointed Vikings drop hope of Peterson return
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.
- Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.
- Cuomo: 'Impractical' for Bills to play Jets Sunday
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their home game against the New York Jets on Sunday.
- Vick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win
The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game.
- Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok.