Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
It is unclear which way the three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule, though legal experts say the states appear to have the edge.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is forbidden from speaking again on Sen. Sessions' nomination as attorney general after running afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow.
In a letter partly prompted by an AP investigation, a group of U.S. lawmakers urges Trump to step up pressure on Venezuela's government for corruption and human rights abuses.
The Standing Rock Sioux, who fear a leak from the pipeline would pollute tribal water supplies, are vowing to fight the development in court.
Storm injures about 40 people and causes heavy damage in southeastern Louisiana.
Dozens of patients from a now-closed clinic in Ohio say its director lied and tricked them into thinking they had Alzheimer's disease when they really didn't.
Somalia's historic presidential election comes after years of warlord-led conflict and al-Shabab attacks, along with famine, that have left this country of about 12 million people largely shattered.
One year before the Olympics, the country is in political disarray, and winter sports are the last thing on many people's minds.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is found guilty in the retrial of a 2013 fraud case and now cannot compete for presidency next year.
These days of alternative facts, phantom terror attacks and fake news are changing how news organizations see their role as truth-seekers.