• FBI: White felon bought gun for Dylan Roof-style attack

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in “the spirit of Dylann Roof,” authorities said Thursday.

  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration.

  • English soccer player charged with pushing a ball boy

    LONDON (AP) — A soccer player in England’s fourth tier has been charged with pushing a ball boy to the ground while attempting to retrieve the ball during a game.

  • German soccer federation bans 88 Dortmund fans from stadiums

    BERLIN (AP) — The German football federation issued nationwide stadium bans against 88 Borussia Dortmund fans who were apparently intent on violence at the side’s Bundesliga game in Darmstadt last Saturday.

  • Clarification: Trump-Iranian Exiles story

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Feb. 5 story by The Associated Press on contacts between people associated with the Trump administration and the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, known as the MEK, stated as fact long-standing accusations against the group, including its alleged responsibility for the killing of Americans in the 1970s.

  • Teachers union calls on Albuquerque schools to avoid cuts

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions.

  • Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago (AP) — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem the flow of money and recruits to Syria and Iraq.

  • Iowa plans 2nd deer harvest to check for deadly disease

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are planning a second special deer harvest in northeast Iowa to test the animals for chronic wasting disease.

  • Schalke fans fight Greek police ahead of Europa League game

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 150 Schalke supporters have clashed with riot police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki ahead of their team’s Europa League match against PAOK.

  • ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests being held across US

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.