• This May 13, 2014 photo provided by the Canine Training Institute in Emden, Ill., shows Lex, a K-9 with the Bloomington, Ill., Police Department during a training session with his handler Officer Justin Shively in Bloomington. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Chicago's 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a conviction that Lex played a role in. The opinion stems from an appeal by Larry Bentley Jr, a St. Louis man serving 20 years in prison for drug possession. He argued the 20 kilograms of cocaine Bloomington police found in his car during a 2010 traffic stop derived from an illegal search triggered by Lex. (Michael Bieser/Canine Training Institute via AP)

    US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Wing part could help solve one of aviation’s biggest mysteries: what happened to MH370?

    Updated: 7:00 pm

  • Israeli settlers sleep in the Jewish settlement of Beit El after a night stand off with police, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. The announcement came amid a standoff in Beit El, where Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli forces as authorities began to dismantle a contested West Bank settlement housing complex after Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it must be demolished. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister’s office announced the “immediate construction” of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and head coach Bill Belichick enter a room full of reporters to address NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's action upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four game "Deflategate"suspension during an NFL football training camp media availability at the team's facility Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    The Latest: Brady and players’ union file lawsuit again NFL

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

  • US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • In this undated image released by the FBI, Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster. An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment on the government’s comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before. (FBI via AP, File)

    Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital — an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country’s fragile peace process.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • Justin Rose, of England, speaks to the media prior to his play during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Past success lures Rose back to Quicken Loans National

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.