Gov. Chris Christie backs Trump

Other New Jersey Republicans did not immediately embrace Christie’s endorsement of Trump, whose unfavorable rating was at 57 percent in the most recent Rutgers Eagleton poll of state voters.

Cease-fire goes into effect in Syria

Brokered by the U.S. and Russia, it marks the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict.

Gunmen kill 14 at Somalia hotel

Militants forced their way into a hotel and a nearby public garden in Mogadishu, exchanging fire with hotel guards. Four gunmen and a suicide bomber were among the casualties.

Factory attack suspect had record

The man suspected of killing three people at the Kansas factory where he worked had a criminal record in at least two states and had recently been served with an order to stay away from a former girlfriend.

Iranians cast votes in election

Iranians voted in the country’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, deciding whether to further empower moderates backing President Hassan Rouhani or support hard-liners.

Emails released about Flint water

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s newest release of state emails indicates his own mismanagement, the reluctance of aides to brief him, or both, led to delays in addressing the health threat.