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Indian man killed in possibly racial shooting at Kansas bar

A man has been charged with murder in what some witnesses described as a racially motivated shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar that left one Indian man dead and two other men hospitalized. Local police are working with the FBI to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in Olathe, ...

Kristina Lemmon, left, of Covington, Ky., and Margie Vazquez of Fort Mitchell, Ky., hold signs protesting the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky. Sen. McConnell is schedules to speak at a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Vulnerable Dems lay low as town hall angst rages

From Montana to West Virginia, the nation's most vulnerable Senate Democrats are avoiding town hall meetings as their Republican counterparts get pummeled by an energized electorate frustrated with President Donald Trump's early agenda. Some Democrats prefer to connect with constituents over the telephone or using social media. Others are meeting ...

The Latest: Tribes want judge to stop river pipeline work

The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in asking a federal judge to revoke permission for the Dakota Access pipeline to be built under the Missouri River in North Dakota. The tribes say ...

Passengers scan departure information at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics has stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in a building that authorities went 11 days without decontaminating. (AP Photo)

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO ASKS FBI TO DISPUTE RUSSIA REPORTS White House chief of staff Reince Priebus wanted the agency's top official to challenge media reports that Trump's campaign advisers were in touch with Russian ...

FILE- In this March 6, 2016, file photo, thousands of marchers cross the bridge on the the 51st anniversary of the voting rights demonstration that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday," during the re-enactment of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Organizers the annual civil rights celebration and organizers of a Civil War battle re-enactment are upset the city is asking them to pay tens of thousands of dollars to cover the costs of police and fire protection and cleanup. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall. Both groups say the city is squeezing them with demands for thousands of dollars in up-front payments to ...

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson (24) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 119-104. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. "Until it doesn't go down," Rubio said, ...

Questions and answers about upcoming travel ban order

President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports and mass ...

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans. Four months later, faced with a major decision point on the issue, Trump's ...

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate a score against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry flurry: MVP's huge third quarter propels Warriors

Well-rested on fresh legs, Stephen Curry found his 3-point touch during one phenomenal flurry in one game-breaking quarter. Draymond Green got hit with a technical while walking away and let his usual fire fly at coach Steve Kerr in the aftermath. They laughed about it later. Kevin Durant brought some ...

FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file aerial photo, a supply vessel moves near Black Elk Energy's oil platform damaged by an explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico about 17 miles from Grand Isle, La. An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from the 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, where civil and criminal cases have been playing out.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys ...

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO PURINTON - This undated photo provided by the Henry County Sheriff's Office in Clinton, Mo., shows Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and and wounding two others. Purinton waived extradition during a brief court hearing in Henry County in Missouri and will be returned to Kansas. (Henry County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office via AP)

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder. Authorities repeatedly declined at a news conference to say whether the shooting ...

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) reacts after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Kane's hat trick leads Blackhawks past Coyotes 6-3

The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting to get in a groove. And Chicago is starting to look like the team that won three Stanley Cups in the last seven seasons. Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Blackhawks past the ...

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel (4) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Mavericks have acquired Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick. The two teams agreed on the deal on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving Williams

The Dallas Mavericks made two plays for the future Thursday, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell. The Mavericks sent veteran center Andrew Bogut, young swingman Justin Anderson and a ...

Emergency crews check on Reed Sorenson (55) after he wrecked in Turn 1 during the first of two NASCAR qualifying auto races for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win

Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin charged past Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one lap remaining Thursday night to deny Earnhardt a victory a 150-mile qualifying race that Earnhardt dominated. Earnhardt led 53 of the 60 laps in the second qualifying ...

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Pence says conservative have a rare opportunity

The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States has what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to install conservative solutions to the nation's problems. Pence says at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Donald Trump's election is ...

In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, people carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square. Trump’s travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold.
The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports worldwide and mass protests, but the White House has forecast smoother sailing the second time around.  (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

A look at the legal path ahead for the Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold. The first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports and mass ...

A fire set by protesters burns in the background as opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Most of the pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers ...

NAFTA in Trump era is focus at US-Mexico trade forum

Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act — which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. ...

FILE -In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 file photo, a billboard erected to draw visitors to Civil War history sites in Selma, Ala, is seen. Organizers of an annual Civil War re-enactment and a civil rights commemoration are upset by the mayor's plan to charge them thousands of dollars for police, fire and cleanup services. Organizers of the annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee say they won't pay, and the battle re-enactment was canceled for this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall. Both groups say the city is squeezing them with demands for thousands of dollars in up-front payments to ...

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