• Baggio marks 50th birthday by visiting quake victims

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian great Roberto Baggio marked his 50th birthday on Saturday by visiting towns devastated by earthquakes last year.

  • Ibrahimovic, Dzeko score hat tricks in Europa League

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edin Dzeko, two of the most prolific strikers in Europe, scored hat tricks to push Manchester United and Roma to the brink of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday.

  • New Orleans’ big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans.

  • Ethiopian runner who protested in Rio reunites with family

    The Ethiopian marathoner crouched down low in the hallway at the Miami airport as he carried a bouquet of red roses.

  • Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have to again flee to higher ground on a moment’s notice if hastily made repairs to the battered structure don’t hold.