• Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wedesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Erdogan has ratcheted up his criticism of the United States for not recognizing Syrian Kurdish forces as "terrorists," saying Washington's lack of knowledge of the groups operating in the region had led to bloodshed. Turkey considers the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, or PYD, which are affiliated with Turkey's own Kurdish rebels as a terrorist group.(Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

    Turkish leaders lash out at demands to open border

    KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

  • Frenzel eases to Nordic combined WCup win in Trondheim

    TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) — Germany’s Eric Frenzel extended his lead in the Nordic Combined World Cup after winning in Trondheim on Wednesday.

  • Hoffenheim coach Huub Stevens resigns for health reasons

    SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Huub Stevens resigned on Wednesday as coach of relegation-threatened Hoffenheim for health reasons.

  • 2nd-seeded Cilic beats Muller to reach last 8 in Rotterdam

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Second-seeded Marin Cilic reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals by defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) in the second round on Wednesday.

  • Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, celebrates scoring a goal during the English FA Cup fourth round replay soccer match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Cameron cites ‘problem’ with Premier League ticket prices

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool’s American owners apologized to fans and reversed planned rises in ticket prices on Wednesday, insisting they were not “greedy.”

  • Ukrainian biathlete Abramova suspended in doping case

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test for a newly banned substance.

  • In this photo provided by Turkish Islamic aid group IHH, children play at a temporary refugee camp for displaced Syrians in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the United Nations demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria’s largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes. (IHH via AP)

    Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony

    LONDON (AP) — European stocks rose Wednesday and Wall Street was expected to open higher ahead of testimony from the Federal Reserve chief that could either ease market turmoil or add to it. Asian markets mostly fell in a spillover sell-off from the previous day’s losses.

  • Sunderland winger Johnson admits sexual activity with child

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming.

  • Manor F1 gives 1st seat to German driver Pascal Wehrlein

    BANBURY, England (AP) — Manor Racing has selected German driver Pascal Wehrlein for the Formula One season, which starts next month at the Australian Grand Prix.