• In this  Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his State of the State address at the Statehouse in Boston. During the address, Baker said being called boring makes him smile. The Republican governor thrives in one of the nation's bluest states, trading compliments, not jabs, with Democratic legislative leaders. Socially liberal but fiscally conservative, Baker’s favorability ratings have soared. One national poll in the fall declared him the most popular governor in America.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — While partisan battles rage in Washington and state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thrives in one of the nation’s bluest states.

  • Voters queue to cast their ballots in the second round of presidential election and the fourth district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. Two former prime ministers, Faustin Archange Touadera and Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. Central Africans will also vote in Legislative elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly half a million people to flee to neighboring countries.

    Updated: 5:50 am

  • FIFA presidential candidates make presentations to CONCACAF

    MIAMI (AP) — Four of the five candidates for FIFA president made presentations to CONCACAF officials Friday.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow.

  • German football federation to elect new president in April

    BERLIN (AP) — The German football federation will elect a new president on April 15 with its treasurer Reinhard Grindel all but certain to take the position.

  • In this  April 23, 2014 photo Greg Brannon waits prior to a televised debate with other Republican senatorial candidates at WRAL television studios in Raleigh, N.C. A second-place finisher two years ago, Brannon is betting the popularity of Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and others in the GOP presidential race can sweep someone like himself to a U.S. Senate primary upset win. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Tea party favorite bets Cruz, Trump coattails can beat Burr

    CARY, N.C. (AP) — Two years after his loss to a Republican favored by party leaders in Washington, Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of outsiders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can sweep him to a U.S. Senate primary upset win.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Faustin Archange Touadera rally during a sand storm in the streets of  Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. Two former prime ministers, Touadera and  Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections Sunday Feb. 14  to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.

  • FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman signs human rights pledge

    MIAMI (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he signed a pledge written by NGOs committing the governing body, if he leads it, to tackle human rights abuses and corruption.

  • Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, talk to supporters after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree _ except when they don’t

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn’t.

  • New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.