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Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

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Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks. More>>

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Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

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Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. More>>

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

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The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent. More>>

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

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President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, but it won't begin as a separate military branch as the president envisioned. More>>

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency Video included

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President Donald Trump is criticizing California's lead role in a multistate lawsuit against his emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest. More>>

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

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On the first day of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders picked up the support of his fellow home-state senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy. More>>

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

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Congressional Democrats are highlighting voting problems in Georgia as justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in certain places with a history of discrimination. More>>

Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine

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A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state. More>>

Duke reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25; Tennessee falls to fifth

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Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. More>>

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

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Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are in a mad scramble to lure the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. More>>

Guy's 23 lift No. 3 Virginia past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58

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Kyle Guy scored 23 and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half and beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58. More>>

Former Arizona coach Olson suffers minor stroke

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Former Arizona coach Lute Olson has been hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend. More>>

No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62

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Aleah Goodman had 22 points and No. 12 Oregon State snapped No. 2 Oregon's 17-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory on Monday night. More>>

Rice women ranked for first time in school history

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Buoyed by the second-longest winning streak in the country, Rice has entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. More>>

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

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LJ Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to stun No. 13 Villanova 71-65. More>>

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

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Top-ranked Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky opens the door for a new No. 1 in the AP Top 25. More>>

Hof rallies No. 20 Miami to 79-73 win No. 2 Louisville

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Emese Hof scores 25 points as No. 20 Miami women beat No. 2 Louisville 79-73. More>>

No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

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Kenny Goins had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Michigan State finished the game with a 20-2 run, beating Ohio State 62-44. More>>

No. 5 Kentucky ends No. 1 Tennessee's 19-game winning streak

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Washington scores 23, No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 showdown. More>>

Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

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RJ Barrett had Duke's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the second-ranked Blue Devils' 94-78 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday night. More>>

No. 23 Iowa St's 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64

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Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Talen Horton-Tucker buried six 3s and had 20, and No. 23 Iowa State pulled away late for a 78-64 victory over No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday to tighten up the Big 12 title race. More>>

The Latest: OKC's Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

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Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo says he'll play in the FIBA world championships this summer. More>>

No. 6 Michigan starts fast, beats No. 24 Maryland 65-52

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Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis added 13 to lift No. 6 Michigan to a 65-52 victory over No. 24 Maryland. More>>

Guy, Hunter lead No. 4 Virginia past Irish, 60-54

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Kyle Guy scored 22 points and De'Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds as No. 4 Virginia beat Notre Dame 60-54. More>>

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

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Paul Westphal, Jack Sikma, Marques Johnson and Ben Wallace are first-time finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144

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Dallas' Luka Doncic's International Fab 5: Giannis, Porzingis, Jokic, Dragic and himself. More>>

No. 25 Buffalo shakes off poor start, beats Toledo 88-82

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Nick Perkins equaled his career high with 26 points _ including four 3-pointers in the second half _ to lift No. 25 Buffalo to an 88-82 victory over Toledo. More>>

Youngsters help No. 24 Maryland reach upper crust of Big Ten

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Extremely young and doggedly determined, Maryland has used a long-awaited growth spurt to move into the upper tier of the Big Ten standings. More>>

Missouri's Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67

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Sophie Cunningham scored 24 points, Amber Smith added 16 and Missouri upset No. 5 Mississippi State 75-67. More>>

No. 1 Vols beat South Carolina 85-73 for 19th straight win

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Schofield's double-double helps No. 1 Tennessee beat South Carolina 85-73 for 19th straight win. More>>

Megan Gustafson posting monster stats for No. 14 Iowa

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Iowa senior Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in a narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. More>>

Correction: Minimum Wage-Illinois story

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The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. More>>

No. 2 Duke rallies from 23 down, beats No. 16 Louisville

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Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping No. 2 Duke overcome a 23-point second-half deficit to beat No. 16 Louisville 71-69. More>>

Tip-in at buzzer lifts No. 19 LSU past No. 5 Kentucky

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Kavell Bigby-Williams connected on a tip-in at the buzzer to lift No. 19 LSU to an 73-71 win over fifth-ranked Kentucky Tuesday night. More>>

Krzyzewski: 'No knowledge' of alleged assault by ex-player

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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he has "no knowledge" of a woman's allegation that she was sexually assaulted by a former Blue Devils basketball player and believes the school should and will investigate. More>>

Ex-prosecutor, brother hit with drug charges in Hawaii

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A federal grand jury has indicted a former Honolulu prosecutor and her brother on drug distribution charges. More>>

AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

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Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. More>>

WH press group condemns attack on cameraman at Trump rally

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The White House Correspondents' Association has condemned an attack on a television cameraman working at President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas. More>>

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

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Protesters have blocked highways in Spain's northeastern Catalonia and some main thoroughfares in its regional capital, Barcelona, as the trial for separatist leaders over their failed secession bid in 2017 gets underway in the country's Supreme Court. More>>

Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with 'dignity'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will offer remarks at the funeral of John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in US history. More>>

APNewsBreak: Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike

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Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the teacher placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teachers strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service. More>>

California governor scales back high-speed train

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security. More>>

Fed Chairman Powell says prosperity not felt in all areas

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Federal Reserve Chairman Powell says economy still growing at solid pace, with recession risks not elevated. More>>

Analysis: $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers

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The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. More>>

Analysis: $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers

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The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. More>>

Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

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It's been four decades since the Iranian Revolution overthrew the shah, prompting tens of thousands of people to make their lives in the United States. More>>

Notre Dame receiver charged in campus officer assaults

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Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers. More>>

Wyoming basketball player pleads not guilty to charges

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A suspended Wyoming basketball player Ny Redding has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges. More>>

Collier, Samuelson help UConn beat South Carolina 97-79

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Napheesa Collier had 31 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help No. 4 UConn beat 11th-ranked South Carolina 97-79. More>>

Guy, No. 4 Virginia rally past No. 8 North Carolina 69-61

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Kyle Guy scored 20 points, including back-to-back huge 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, to help No. 4 Virginia beat No. 8 North Carolina 69-61 on Monday night. More>>

Snow slams Northwest again and even Hawaii gets some

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Schools are closed across Washington state and the Legislature has cancelled all hearings as snow and ice storms pummeled the Northwest again. More>>

The Latest: Trump can't see himself with a White House dog

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Beto O'Rourke is marching with thousands of protesters through the streets of El Paso, Texas. More>>

Tennessee remains at No. 1 in AP poll, ahead of Duke

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Tennessee remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll despite Duke earning the top overall seed in the NCAA's initial rankings. More>>

No. 2 prospect Edwards stays in state, commits to Georgia

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Georgia coach Tom Crean receives big boost to new program with commitment from Anthony 'Ant Man' Edwards. More>>

South Dakota ranked for first time in school history

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South Dakota is ranked in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. More>>

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 2 Duke hits from outside to beat Virginia

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No. 2 Duke showed another gear by hitting from outside to beat No. 3 Virginia and earn a regular-season sweep of the Cavaliers. More>>

2nd woman accuses Virginia official of sexual assault

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The latest accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax triggers calls for his resignation. More>>

Barrett, 3s lead No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia, 81-71

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RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71. More>>

No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida 73-61 for 18th straight win

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No. 1 Tennessee defeated Florida 73-61 for 18th consecutive victory. More>>

No. 8 Tar Heels hold off Hurricanes 88-85 in overtime

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Kenny Williams hits go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 left in overtime to help eighth-ranked North Carolina hold off Miami 88-85. More>>

No. 7 Michigan outlasts No. 19 Wisconsin 61-52

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Jon Teske had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to lift No. 7 Michigan over No. 19 Wisconsin 61-52. More>>

Mitchell leads Clemson to 59-51 victory over No. 11 Hokies

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Shelton Mitchell scores 22 points with career-best five 3-pointers to lead Clemson to 59-51 victory over No. 11 Virginia Tech. More>>

TCU rides big first-half run to upset at No. 17 Iowa State

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Kendric Davis scored season-high 22 points and TCU stunned No. 17 Iowa State 92-83 for its first road win over a Top 25 team in 21 years. More>>

Duke, not Vols, top overall seed in initial NCAA rankings

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Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga are the top seeds in the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee's initial rankings. More>>

No. 1 Baylor women beat TCU 89-71 for 34th Big 12 win in row

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Kalani Brown season-high 32 points as No. 1 Baylor women stretch their Big 12 winning streak to 34 in a row with 89-71 victory over TCU. More>>

Jayhawks' Lagerald Vick takes personal leave of absence

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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick takes leave of absence from the basketball program, leaving the No. 13 Jayhawks more short-handed in effort to win a 15th straight Big 12 title. More>>

No. 25 Miami upsets No. 4 Notre Dame women, 72-65

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Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65. More>>

No. 14 Villanova tops Creighton in OT for 10-0 Big East mark

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Freshman forward Saddiq Bey scored a career-high 17 points, senior Phil Booth hit key baskets down the stretch and No. 14 Villanova remained perfect in Big East play by beating Creighton 66-59 in overtime. More>>

NCAA selection committee starts work with new ranking system

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The NCAA selection committee is getting its first use this week of a new ranking system for evaluating teams for the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Last-minute decisions in SEC add drama to signing day

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Last-minute decisions add drama to signing day in the SEC; Alabama again tops team standings. More>>

Ex-New Mexico athletic head charged with fraud, laundering

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Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs has been charged with fraud and money laundering. More>>

Illinois' defense spurs 79-74 win over No. 9 Michigan State

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Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and Illinois used a swarming defense to upset No. 9 Michigan State 79-74. More>>

No. 1 Tennessee beats Missouri 72-60 for 17th straight win

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No. 1 Tennessee beats Missouri 72-60 to extend school-record winning streak to 17 games. More>>

Judge dismisses ex-UConn coach Ollie's complaint over firing

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A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed by former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie connected to his allegations that his firing was in part racially motivated. More>>

McMahon shoots No. 16 Cardinals past No. 11 Hokies, 72-64

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Ryan McMahon scored 12 points in a span of 83 seconds in the second half and No. 16 Louisville used a 14-3 run to pull away from a three-point game and beat No. 11 Virginia Tech 72-64 on Monday night. More>>