A New York Knicks fan holds a sign in reference to Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin in the second half against the New Orleans Hornets during their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 17, 2012.
- France's highest court has reversed the burkini ban imposed on a town near Nice, a human rights group lawyer said.
- Hillary Clinton came closer than ever to attacking Donald Trump's character and tied her opponent to the "alt-right" movement.
- Italy declared a state of emergency in the regions hardest hit by Wednesday's earthquake. At least 267 people have died and 400 others were injured.