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Reaction to death of U.S. Justice Scalia
06:23 PM, 02.13.2016

(Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. Following is reaction to Scalia's death.

 
Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, following 8th straight loss
06:16 PM, 02.13.2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo, following their eighth straight loss.

 
Obama to make statement on U.S. Justice Scalia's death: White House
06:13 PM, 02.13.2016

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 8:30 p.m. EST (0130 GMT on Sunday), the White House said in a statement on Saturday. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Paul Simao)

 
In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions
06:12 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 file photo, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia joins the members of the Supreme Court for photos during a group portrait session, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.


 
Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico
06:07 PM, 02.13.2016

United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) charges the ball on a penalty kick against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. Lloyd collected her own rebound and scored on the play in their 1-0 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carli Lloyd sent the U.S. women into the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals.


 
Mickelson takes the lead at Pebble Beach
06:03 PM, 02.13.2016

Phil Mickelson walks to the 17th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson stayed away from all the celebrity commotion Saturday at Pebble Beach. More importantly, he stayed away from bogeys on the toughest day.


 
American teen Taylor Fritz reaches final in 3rd ATP event
05:57 PM, 02.13.2016

Taylor Fritz celebrates after defeating Ricardas Berankis, of Lithuania, in a semifinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. Fritz won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Memphis Open final, becoming the youngest American to reach a final since Michael Chang in 1989.


 
Obama, Senate have constitutional duty on Supreme Court vacancy: Sen. Leahy
05:56 PM, 02.13.2016

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate have a constitutional duty to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Saturday. "The Supreme Court of the United States is too important to our democracy for it to be understaffed for partisan reasons. It is only February," Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said in a statement.

 
Scalia death jolts GOP candidates ahead of debate
05:54 PM, 02.13.2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia jolted the Republican primary hours before Saturday night's debate, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio arguing that Scalia's replacement must be nominated by the next president, not Barack Obama.

 
U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79
05:54 PM, 02.13.2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New YorkBy Joan Biskupic and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement on Saturday, calling Scalia, 79, an "extraordinary individual and jurist." Scalia's death was first reported by the San Antonio News-Express, who said he had apparently died of natural causes while visiting a luxury resort in West Texas. Obama, who is traveling in California, extended his condolences, and the White House said he would have more to say about Scalia's death later on Saturday.


 
Senator Grassley: 'standard practice' to wait on Court nominee
05:36 PM, 02.13.2016

President Barack Obama should not nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Saturday. "The fact of the matter is that it’s been standard practice over the last 80 years to not confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential election year," Grassley said in a statement. "Given the huge divide in the country, and the fact that this president, above all others, has made no bones about his goal to use the courts to circumvent Congress and push through his own agenda, it only makes sense that we defer to the American people who will elect a new president to select the next Supreme Court Justice," Grassley said.

 
Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
05:35 PM, 02.13.2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. adjusts his tie as he walks to address the media before departing the airport for campaign events in Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.


 
Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
05:35 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 7, 2004 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks to Presbyterian Christian High School students in Hattiesburg, Miss. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (Gavin Averill/The Hattiesburg American via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.


 
The Latest: McCollum, Thomas, Anthony Towns, Cousins advance
06:26 PM, 02.13.2016

Kevin Hart, center, has a conversation in his front row court side seats during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):


 
Obama intends to nominate successor for Scalia on Supreme Court: CNN
05:31 PM, 02.13.2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate a Supreme Court justice after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia created a vacancy, CNN reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mary Milliken)

 
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
05:29 PM, 02.13.2016

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured on October 5, 2011, has died at the age of 79Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, setting up a showdown over his succession in the run-up to the US election. The flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-staff in tribute to its longest-serving justice, who died in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Texas according to media reports. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement.


 
Trump under pressure to show more presidential side at debate
05:28 PM, 02.13.2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Tampa, FloridaBy Steve Holland GREENVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) - Donald Trump will face pressure on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality at a debate with his rivals where he may draw more fire than in previous encounters. With a week to go until South Carolina's Republican primary vote on Feb. 20, the 9 p.m. EST debate comes at a time of high anxiety for Trump's opponents. The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a champion of conservatives, was likely to be a prime topic at the debate.


 
The Latest: Pope prays silently before Virgin of Guadalupe
05:18 PM, 02.13.2016

Pope Francis celebrates Mass inside the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The Basilica is considered the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):


 
New York Fashion Week: Siriano goes for knits
05:08 PM, 02.13.2016

Fashion from the Christian Siriano Fall-Winter 2016 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:


 
Next US president should nominate Scalia successor: Republican
05:08 PM, 02.13.2016

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to media on January 20, 2016 in Washington, DCPresident Barack Obama should not nominate a successor to fill the critical vacancy in the US Supreme Court left by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia's death, the Senate Republican majority leader said Saturday. "The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice," Mitch McConnell said in a statement, referring to the upcoming November general election. McConnell mourned the loss of "an unwavering champion of a timeless document that unites each of us as Americans," referring to Scalia's fidelity to the US Constitution.


 
The Latest: Scalia's death sparks debate over replacing him
05:08 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):


 
At Westminster, border collies the breed to beat for agility
05:03 PM, 02.13.2016

Sunny, a Siberian Huskie and his handler Alan Davis, of Pen Argyl, Pa., compete in the agility portion of the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — As they scramble and spring through the obstacle course, the question is this: Can anyone beat the border collies?


 
Obama offers condolences after Justice Scalia's death: White House
04:52 PM, 02.13.2016

LA QUINTA, Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has been informed about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and expressed condolences to the conservative jurist's family, the White House said on Saturday. "The president and first lady extend their deepest condolences to Justice Scalia’s family," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. "We’ll have additional reaction from the president later today." Obama is in California on a golf vacation ahead of a summit with Asian countries next week. (Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Diane Craft)

 
Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia
04:52 PM, 02.13.2016

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next U.S. president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. "The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.

 
Senator Reid urges Obama fill Scalia court vacancy 'right away'
04:52 PM, 02.13.2016

President Barack Obama should nominate a new Supreme Court justice "right away" to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. Democratic Senator Harry Reid, the minority leader in the Senate, said on Saturday. "With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme Court to go a year with a vacant seat," he said in a statement.

 
Texas governor extends 'deepest condolences' after Scalia death
04:45 PM, 02.13.2016

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended his "deepest condolences" to the family of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia following the judge's death, the governor's office said in a statement posted online on Saturday. "Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the rule of law," Abbott said. (Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; Editing in Bill Trott)

 
Graham's 27 lead No. 6 Kansas past No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72
04:19 PM, 02.13.2016

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) shoots in front of Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, left, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Kansas won 76-72. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas' Devonte' Graham stole the show from Buddy Hield.


 
Rupp, Cragg win marathon trial, earn spot on US Olympic Team
03:59 PM, 02.13.2016

Galen Rupp reacts after crossing the finish line to win U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old Rupp completed his marathon debut in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds, earning a berth to the Rio Games. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Galen Rupp's dominating victory Saturday in hot conditions in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials raised the possibility of an unprecedented Olympic double.


 
Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone
03:52 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, jail escapee Hossein Nayeri appears in court in Santa Ana, Calif. Nayeri, the suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail, says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Nayeri told the Orange County Register that he's a nice guy who didn't want anyone to get hurt. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run.


 
Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup
03:52 PM, 02.13.2016

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash near Fredericksburg, Pa., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The pileup left tractor-trailers, box trucks and cars tangled together across several lanes of traffic and into the snow-covered median. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTFREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.


 
Chief justice confirms death of Justice Antonin Scalia
03:49 PM, 02.13.2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday confirmed the death of conservative colleague Justice Antonin Scalia. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Maureen, and his family." (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley)

 
Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot
03:47 PM, 02.13.2016

An inmate shouts and makes a hand sign from behind his barred window at the Topo Chico prison, after a riot broke out around midnight in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, according to the state governor. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday.


 
CORRECT: US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.
03:38 PM, 02.13.2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECT: US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.

 
Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo
03:26 PM, 02.13.2016

In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 photo, a building is seen with heavy damage in Aleppo, Syria. The fighting around Syria's largest city of Aleppo has brought government forces closer to the Turkish border than at any point in recent years, routing rebels from key areas and creating a humanitarian disaster as tens of thousands of people flee. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.


 
Heat's Chris Bosh says more exams coming on his injured calf
03:07 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Miami Heat center Chris Bosh passes around the defense of Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe during an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bosh says he will have further exams on his strained right calf when he returns to Miami, trying to determine the extent of the problem. Bosh was with teammates for the Eastern Conference All-Star practice Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, but will not play in Sunday's game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)TORONTO (AP) — All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.


 
Turkey strikes Kurd, regime forces in Syria, mulls ground attack
03:05 PM, 02.13.2016

A member of the Syrian government forces patrols on the northern outskirts of the embattled city of Aleppo on February 11, 2016Turkey's military hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, a state-run news agency reported, as Ankara mulled joint ground assault with Saudi troops. Anatolia, quoting a military source, said the armed forces shelled Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) targets around the town of Azaz, and also responded to regime fire on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey's southern Hatay region. There were no further details on the nature of the Turkish strikes but they probably involved artillery fire from tanks.


 
Sanders says Clinton is coming 'unraveled' by his progress
03:03 PM, 02.13.2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. adjusts his tie as he walks to address the media before departing the airport for campaign events in Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton's attempts to take him down, saying she's coming "unraveled" by his progress in the Democratic presidential campaign.


 
John Lattner, won Heisman at Notre Dame in 1953, dies at 83
02:55 PM, 02.13.2016

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 1953, file photo, Notre Dame player John Lattner, center, winner of the 1953 Heisman tropy and second-time winner of the Maxwell trophy, receives congratulations from teammates at practice in South Bend, Ind. Lattner, who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died at 83. His death was confirmed Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, by Notre Dame. (AP Photo/File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died. He was 83.


 
The Latest: DA says officers "totally justified" in shootout
02:47 PM, 02.13.2016

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect were responding to a call about someone damaging property. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local):


 
As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge caution
02:44 PM, 02.13.2016

A woman lifts her scarf up in front of her nose to shield from the cold air, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in New York. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures well below freezing on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop even lower, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.


 
 
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