- Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades.
- Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
- In Iraq battle, IS prevents Fallujah residents from fleeing
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the city west of Baghdad, a local Iraqi official and aid groups said on Wednesday.
- CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't
NEW YORK (AP) — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero.
- Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with the military he now commands.
- Gamers strive to go mainstream in new Turner-backed league
ATLANTA (AP) — They stare at their computer screens, eyes transfixed on the bloody spectacle in front of them, trying to figure out if there's an enemy player just around the corner.
- Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination.
- Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done
MIAMI (AP) — Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over.
- Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final.
- Final of contrasts: Little in common for Madrid and Atletico
MADRID (AP) — Besides being from the same city and vying for the Champions League title, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don't have much in common.