• In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya. The two Kenyan athletes serving a four-year ban for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, Isaac Mwangi asked them each for a US dlrs 24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenyan anti-doping agency investigating bribery allegations

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s new anti-doping agency said it had launched an investigation Saturday following a report by The Associated Press where two athletes who failed drug tests at last year’s world championships alleged a senior official asked them for bribes in exchange for more lenient punishments.

    Updated: 2:56 pm

  • Elite runners shrug off heat alarms for Los Angeles Marathon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weldon Kirui and Daniel Limo are ignoring all the fuss about the heat for Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon. It’s a matter of perspective.

  • In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, Phanice Cherop, a 29-year-old single mother of two, works at the AAA Growers’ farm in Nyahururu, four hours’ drive north of the capital Nairobi, in Kenya. This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya as the cool climate and high altitude make it perfect for growing large, long-lasting roses - propelling it to become the fourth-largest supplier after the Netherlands, Ecuador and Colombia. (AP Photo/Ilya Gridneff)

    Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

    NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) — This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

  • In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, junior athletes run past a sign for Athletics Kenya at the Discovery cross country races in Eldoret, western Kenya.  Two Kenyan athletes Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga who are both serving a four-year ban for doping at the 2015 world championships say the country’s governing body for track and field chief executive of Athletics Kenya, Isaac Mwangi, asked them each for a US  dlrs 24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya under investigation for breaching anti-doping code

    Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya. The two Kenyan athletes serving a four-year ban for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each for a US dlrs 24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    2 Kenyan athletes tell AP Athletics Kenya CEO asked for bribe to reduce doping suspensions

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.

  • Workers holds a flag that reads in portugues "Out Zika" as part of a campaign to warn people about the spread of the Zika virus during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country’s team said Tuesday.

  • In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 photo, Austin Wing, left, and Abdi Shariff check out pictures on Shariff's phone at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Maine. The two students were players on the state championship-winning soccer team. In Lewiston, white residents now see the black newcomers want the same things they do _ a safe place to raise a family, good schools, freedom and jobs, said Abdi Said, a refugee who was originally put in San Jose, California, before he moved to Lewiston.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation’s whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig’s head rolled into the local mosque.

  • Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.

  • Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.