- UK investigates 'network' of alleged Manchester attackers
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British security forces raided a building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people allegedly behind the city's concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster.Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, Salman Abedi, "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded nearly 120 at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester. She said he had been known to security forces "up to a point." Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen born to Libyan parents, died in the attack.
- Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer
LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what's known about them so far:___
- 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet
VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol.
- Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first."Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went "line by line" through the federal budget and asked "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?"
- A gunshot and a child dies: Should anyone be punished?
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief.As soon as she arrived, guards took her shoelaces so she wouldn't try to hang herself. Cry too much or scream too loud and she feared they would come back to take everything she had left — her clothes, a sheet, a plastic spork.
- NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years longer than anticipated.The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets.
- Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.The pain couldn't stop him. The Celtics couldn't either.
- Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination.Anderson stopped 45 shots, Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
- NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48
Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career.And yet what Kennedy accomplished as a player with the Seattle Seahawks — which was good enough for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — was secondary to the affable personality that made him a revered figure long after his career ended.
- False alarm: Braves say no emergency, just malfunction
ATLANTA (AP) — An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm.An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third, the Braves said Tuesday night.