• The Daallo Airlines plane that was forced to make an emergency landing late Tuesday, sits in the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.  The pilot described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plane back to Mogadishu airport and keep the passengers calm even as smoke enveloped the passenger cabin and wind rushed through a hole blown through the fuselage. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali officials start investigating blast on board plane

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as smoke enveloped the cabin before he brought the plane back to Mogadishu’s airport for an emergency landing.

  • Senators support spending increase to fight heroin epidemic

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are throwing their support behind a push by the Obama administration to boost spending to address the nation’s opioid and heroin epidemic.

  • An Israeli medic inspects the body of a Palestinian at the scene of a shooting attack near the Damascus gate, Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Three Palestinians carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives shot and stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, wounding both before police shot and killed the attackers, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud  Illean)

    Gaza’s Hamas rulers says 2 fighters dead in tunnel collapse

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and killed the attackers.

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2016. There are 332 days left in the year.

  • Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.

  • Roma's Mohamed Salah reacts during their Serie A soccer match against Sassuolo, at Reggio Emilia's Mapei stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

    Salah breaks goal drought to help Roma win 2-0 at Sassuolo

    REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Mohamed Salah ended a three-month goalscoring drought to help Roma win 2-0 at Sassuolo and move provisionally fourth in Serie A on Tuesday.

  • In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, driver Tony Stewart (14) unbuckles from his car after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/ Mark Almond, File)

    NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.

  • Funeral services Saturday for former football star Miller

    FULTON, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services for former football star Maikhail Miller are set for Saturday.

  • Monday’s Sports in Brief

    For the first time in more than eight years, Duke is not in The Associated Press Top 25.

  • Broncos team bus involved in minor accident

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A team spokesman says nobody was injured after the Denver Broncos’ buses were involved in a minor accident following their practice at Stanford Stadium on Monday.