- Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.
- Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans in Congress. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."
- Debate: GOP contenders say no court nominee for Obama
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls declared that President Barack Obama should step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice as they opened a debate jolted by Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
- Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves
MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.
- Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country.
- The Latest: Curry, Thompson, Booker in 3-point finals
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):
- Towns wins Skills Challenge in 1st year for big men
TORONTO (AP) — The big men are back at the NBA's All-Star weekend. Karl-Anthony Towns showed that.
- Graham's 27 lead No. 6 Kansas past No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas' Devonte' Graham stole the show from Buddy Hield.
- Crazy play, crazier win: Duke stuns No. 7 Virginia at buzzer
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — With the game in the balance, Duke guard Grayson Allen powered his way down the lane and flipped the ball off the backboard.
- Mickelson takes the lead at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Far away from the commotion of the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, the most accomplished star among golfers quietly went about his business.