- Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers heading the Senate intelligence committee focused squarely on Russia as they opened a hearing Thursday on attempts at undermining the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- Compromise to undo 'bathroom bill' passes key hurdle
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A compromise that would roll back North Carolina's contentious "bathroom bill" cleared a key hurdle Thursday when senators approved the measure, but it may not go far enough to quell furor surrounding the law limiting LGBT protections.
- Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, was released to the North on Thursday, more than a month after his murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport unleashed a fierce diplomatic battle between the two countries.
- Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas
CONCAN, Texas (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday began an investigation into a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat.
- Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban area
BAGHDAD (AP) — As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?
- First on the Martian menu: spuds
LIMA, Peru (AP) — If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato.
- Negotiator denies UK is blackmailing EU on security
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions that the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets a good trade deal with the bloc's remaining member countries.
- Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef.
- First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.
- With all the 100 mph pitchers, how long will the arms last?
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even Jose Canseco is uncertain he could take the heat.
- Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With as prolific a scorer as Russell Westbrook is, the Oklahoma City Thunder never feel as though any deficit is too much to overcome.
- Curry scores 29, leads Warriors' rally over Spurs 110-98
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio.
- Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls
Josh Donaldson and Reggie Jackson stood off to the third base side of the batting cage, a pair of former American League MVPs discussing their craft in spring training. When the Blue Jays star hopped in to take his swings, Mr. October pulled out his phone to shoot video, a visual aid for his job as a special adviser to the Yankees.
- 'Bathroom bill' could cost North Carolina more NCAA events
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Basketball-mad North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.
- Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground
Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting.