• Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

    Acehnese men walk amid the rubble as they survey the damage at an Islamic boarding school badly hit by Wednesday's earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of the devastated town early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)

    MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia’s Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.

  • 48-team World Cup proposal gets thumbs up at FIFA meeting

    FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news briefing ahead of the draw for the soccer Confederations Cup 2017, in Kazan, Russia. Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    SINGAPORE (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a proposal to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams, with 16 groups of three teams, received enthusiastic backing at a meeting of national federations on Thursday.

  • Dane considered greatest Olympic sailor dies at 88

    In this June 26, 1998 file photo, Paul Elvstrom stands between the starting cannons before a sailing competition in Elsinore, Denmark. Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday Dec. 8, 2016. He was 88. (Jens Dresling/Polfoto via AP, File)

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday. He was 88.

  • Doping agency criticizes Russia over Isinbayeva’s role

    FILE_- In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, speaks during a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    MOSCOW (AP) — Even before Friday’s publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are bickering.

  • Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman, Nats trade 3 young arms

    Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore, left, and Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, announce a trade during Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. He’ll take the spot of closer Aroldis Chapman, who locked down a spot by returning to the New York Yankees with a whopping $86 million deal.

  • An officer and a refugee: New policeman straddles worlds

    In this Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Abdesselam Baddaoui studies in his class at the police station, where he is one of the newest members of the department, in Manchester, N.H. Baddaoui came to the U.S. as a refugee, born in Algeria and lived in Syria and Lebanon before moving to Manchester. Manchester joins a handful of cities nationwide, mostly much larger, where police departments are specifically recruiting refugees amid a political climate in which some quarters accuse them of taking jobs or, in the case of Muslims, posing a potential security threat. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed she had to call police any time she and her husband argued.

  • Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim’s parent

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

  • Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft

    In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) leaps into the end zone on a 23-yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rice, in Stanford, Calif. McCaffrey will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. McCaffrey announced his decision on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, saying he has done everything he could in college and playing in the NFL has been his dream since childhood. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons, setting an NCAA record and finishing as the runner-up last year in the Heisman Trophy balloting, Christian McCaffrey was ready for his next challenge.

  • Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Washington Nationals did make a deal with the Chicago White Sox during their hometown winter meetings, after all, only it was for center fielder Adam Eaton, not lefty Chris Sale.

  • Dortmund holds Madrid 2-2 to win group, break scoring record

    Borrusia Dortmund players celebrate a draw at the end of the Champions League, Group F, soccer match between Real Madrid and Borrusia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    MADRID (AP) — With a late equalizer by substitute Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 with defending champion Real Madrid on Wednesday to win Group F and set a scoring record of 21 goals in the group stage of the Champions League.