• 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 and provided by the Prefecture Maritime Atlantique, the cargo ship "Moderm Express" is pictured drifting off the coast of France. The cargo ship listing in the water is drifting empty off the coast of France, as maritime rescue workers wait for the seas to calm. The captain of the capsized Modern Express, sailing with a load of wood in the Bay of Biscay, 300 kilometers (180 miles) off the coast of France, sent out a distress call on Tuesday and its crew of 22 was evacuated by Spanish helicopters. (Loic Bernardin/ Prefecture Maritime Atlantique via AP) THIS IMAGE MAY ONLY BE USED FOR 10 DAYS FROM TIME TRANSMISSION - MANDATORY CREDIT

    Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship before it hits French coast

    PARIS (AP) — Rescuers successfully diverted a cargo ship threatening to run aground in southwestern France after five days adrift, and started towing it Tuesday toward the Spanish port of Bilbao.

  • Iowan shot with own rifle at shooting range, authorities say

    PANORA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was wounded by a shot from his own rifle in a Guthrie County shooting range accident.