- As budget deadline looms, Trump pushes border wall funding
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.
- French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics
PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.
- South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
- US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.
- APNewsBreak: New Orleans to take down Confederate statues
Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.
- APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season.
- Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break.
- Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets.
- LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
- Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown.