Families beg to close beach where 3 died as sand gave way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it's only a matter of time before someone else dies there.

  • Written by WAYNE PARRY , Associated Press

Fight on travel ban on hold; appeals court sides with states

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The legal fight over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations is on hold after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the order, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.

  • Written by SUDHIN THANAWALA , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump selectively quotes from a legal blog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a legal argument in 140 characters is no easy task, and President Donald Trump may have confounded people Friday morning with his tweet about the appeals case that kept the borders open to people he wants banned. A look behind the tweet:

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

French presidential hopeful Macron courts US climate experts

PARIS (AP) — French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged researchers, entrepreneurs and engineers working on climate change in the U.S. to leave for France — a bid to capitalize on the doubt expressed by U.S. President Donald Trump about global warming.

  • Written by THOMAS ADAMSON , Associated Press

NFL more forceful on Texas 'bathroom bill' after Super Bowl

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press