- Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.That was a fairly civil discussion.
- 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.Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas, after he'd gone to his room the night before and did not appear for breakfast, said Donna Sellers, speaking for the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington. The cause of death was not immediately known. A gray hearse was seen at the entrance to the Cibolo Creek Ranch, near Shafter, on Saturday accompanied by an SUV.
- Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.The debate was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before the candidates took the stage. Among the contenders, only Jeb Bush said Obama had "every right" to nominate a justice during his final year in office. The former Florida governor said the presidency must be a strong office — though he added that he didn't expect Obama to pick a candidate who could win consensus support.
- AP FACT CHECK: GOP debaters on high court, Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria and more.A look at some of the claims and how they compare with the facts:
- 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. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."With a half-dozen or more major cases and the ideological tilt of the court in the balance, Obama said he pIanned "to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor in due time."
- The Latest: Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):___
- Thompson beats Curry to win 3-point title
TORONTO (AP) — Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this year.He beat Stephen Curry.
- 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.The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center beat Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas to win the Skills Challenge on Saturday night, further validating the evolution of the big man from a plodding post player to a playmaking force.
- 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.Graham scored a career-high 27 points and did a tenacious job defending the nation's No. 2 scorer to help the sixth-ranked Jayhawks defeat No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72 on Saturday.
- 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.Virginia wanted a walking call. The Blue Devils thought he was fouled.