Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate

MIAMI (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country, are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press LISA LERER, Associated Press

South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

  • Written by JAMES NORD, Associated Press DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

Change in command of US-NATO forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Army General John W. "Mick" Nicholson took command Wednesday of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, inheriting America's longest war and a vicious Talban-led insurgency.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

76 hungry Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian military

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of emaciated-looking Boko Haram members begging for food have surrendered in northeast Nigeria, the military and a civilian self-defense fighter said Wednesday.

  • Written by ISMAIL ALFA, Associated Press