- Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.
- House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to "La La Land" instead of "Moonlight."
- Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy
LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.
- AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord.
- Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title.
- UConn still No. 1 in AP women's poll; rest of top 5 shuffles
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were shuffled Monday.
- Knicks waive Brandon Jennings, lose Joakim Noah to surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Jennings is gone and Joakim Noah is headed for knee surgery.
- Party time! Outlaw, Smoke, Gronk turn Daytona 500 into bash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Outlaw, Smoke and Gronk turned the Daytona 500 into party central.
- Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers
MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now.