• Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Castro speaks to the press before attending the Mercosur Health Ministers summit to address the spread of Zika virus in the region, at the Mercosur building in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The ministers of 13 countries are meeting to coordinate actions to try and fight the spread of the mosquito born virus. Castro said that efforts are being made to create a vaccine against it. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    APNewsbreak: Few Zika samples being shared by Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed to answer the most worrying question about the Zika outbreak: whether the virus is actually responsible for the increase in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads in Brazil.

  • Everton's Ross Barkley, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his first penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 3,  2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Everton beats Newcastle 3-0 after 2 penalties from Barkley

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ross Barkley converted two late penalties to complete Everton’s 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Newcastle in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

  • In this July 24, 2013, file photo, United States Stuart Holden (11) attempts a shot on goal during the second half of the Gold Cup semifinals against Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Holden, unable to recover from a knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

    American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30

    CHICAGO (AP) — American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to recover from knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years.

  • Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic reacts after he failed to score  during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at the Vicarage Road stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea held to 0-0 draw by Watford in Premier League

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Chelsea failed to turn sustained late pressure into a goal in a 0-0 draw at Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

  • Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini awaits the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Popular Pellegrini begins long farewell at Manchester City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manuel Pellegrini has cause to feel resentment at being handed his notice by Manchester City, even though the mild-mannered Chilean isn’t showing it.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year-old war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater donor generosity this time around, despite a record ask of close to $9 billion for 2016. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Syria aid conference to seek record $9B for 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • Southampton’s goalkeeper Fraser Forster makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Arsenal drops 5 points behind in title race after draw

    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal dropped five points behind leader Leicester in the English Premier League with a goalless draw against Southampton on Tuesday.

  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring against Liverpool during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Vardy scores stunning opener, Leicester beats Liverpool 2-0

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy continued his prolific season by scoring two goals — including a looping volley from 25 meters — to guide Leicester to a 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday, preserving the team’s three-point lead in the Premier League.

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid's 6-0 victory. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Ronaldo in pole position after hat trick against Espanyol

    LONDON, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo led the way at the summit of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday, after scoring a hat trick in Real Madrid’s resounding 6-0 win against Espanyol.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, a Syrian refugee boy holds up a placard in Arabic, during class at a remedial education center run by Relief International in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, near Mafraq, Jordan. UNICEF, the U.N. agency for children, estimates that more than half the refugee children in the region, or more than 700,000, are not in school. Some drop out to work and help struggling families, or because they missed too much school and can't catch up. Others are told there's no room in crowded local schools. Writing on sign in Arabic reads: Giraffe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Scholarships, tutoring to save ‘lost generation’ of Syrians

    ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.