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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to surveillance of the president's associates....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russian experts painted a sinister picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 election Thursday, telling the Senate intelligence committee about fake news, cyber trolls, smear campaigns and even slayings they say could have ties to the Kremlin....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. He vowed to "fight them" in 2018 if they don't get behind him....
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump's new foray into Middle East peacemaking....

US News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has launched its first recycled rocket....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. He vowed to "fight them" in 2018 if they don't get behind him....
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local):...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports....
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments....

World News

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to surveillance of the president's associates....
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump's new foray into Middle East peacemaking....
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....
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the responsibilities of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, with or without U.S. support....

Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, with or without U.S. support....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russian experts painted a sinister picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 election Thursday, telling the Senate intelligence committee about fake news, cyber trolls, smear campaigns and even slayings they say could have ties to the Kremlin....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he's "the devil" but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown....

Washington

FIFE, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities have named the deputies who fatally shot a man outside a motel south of Seattle after he drove into a deputy....
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished demolishing the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War that exposed a man to the highest dose of radiation from the plutonium byproduct americium ever recorded, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday....
MONROE, Wash. (AP) -- A tornado caused damage in a small town north of Seattle, including the toppling of recreational vehicles....
SEATTLE (AP) -- Immigration agents rounded up 84 people - including 60 with criminal records - during a three-day operation in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, authorities said Thursday....
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state senators passed a two-year construction budget that puts more money toward updating schools, mental health facilities and state water services....

Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef....
BOSTON (AP) -- A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal....
BUCKNER, Kentucky (AP) -- One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no."...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy....
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments....

Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung seems to be playing it safe -at least with its battery - as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7....
NEW YORK (AP) -- A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing....
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois House committee has backed legislation meant to enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you?...

Health

BUCKNER, Kentucky (AP) -- One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no."...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is so troubled by the failure of outside groups to promote the health care plan backed by President Donald Trump that a senior aide is being dispatched to rectify the situation....
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight....

Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts carried out an impromptu patch job outside the International Space Station on Thursday, after losing a vital piece of cloth shielding when it floated away....
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the Atlantic Ocean off New England's coast are asking to intervene in a federal lawsuit that challenges its creation....
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration won't ban a common pesticide used on food, reversing efforts by the Obama administration to bar the chemical based on findings it could hinder development of children's brains....
HONOLULU (AP) -- An agreement has been reached for a giant telescope to be built in Spain's Canary Islands if it cannot be put atop a Hawaii mountain....
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