• 1st of 4 WBC qualifying tournaments set for Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The first of four regional qualifiers for next year’s World Baseball Classic begins Thursday with host team Australia aiming to advance to the final 16 and improve on its poor record in past tournaments.

  • An unidentified man walks past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A legislative committee is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for local officials to remove Confederate memorials like the obelisk, which the city park board has voted to take down. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn’t happen without state lawmakers’ approval.

  • In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Alex Timbers attends the Broadway opening night for "Therese Raquin" in New York.  Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, on Twitter that Timbers will helm the musical, "Frozen," which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to be directed by Broadway veteran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, “Frozen.”

  • Muller into 2nd round in Rotterdam, Gasquet withdraws

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Gilles Muller set up a second-round match with former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at the World Tennis Tournament after coming from a set down to beat Andreas Seppi Tuesday.

  • Obama congratulates Broncos on Super Bowl win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says via Twitter that he has passed along his congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning the Super Bowl.

  • Denver Broncos’ Von Miller (58) and Peyton Manning (18) celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Broncos revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Miller

    DENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five.

  • Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. At his side are his wife Melania Trump, left, and daughter Ivanka Trump, right. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.

  • In this photo provided by Turkish Islamic aid group IHH, a displaced Syrian boy eats at a temporary refugee camp in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Turkey was under pressure from the EU to open its border to up to 35,000 Syrians who have massed along the frontier in the past few days fleeing an onslaught by government forces and intense Russian airstrikes  in Aleppo. (IHH via AP)

    The Latest: MSF says 23,000 flee Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

  • Broncos fans cheer after arriving early to await the start of a victory rally to celebrate the Bronco's win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    The Latest: Broncos fans stream out of downtown after parade

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):

  • Tanaka throws off mound after offseason elbow surgery

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, has thrown off a bullpen mound.