• In this Nov. 13 2015 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe gives a statement to journalists outside his office in London. A step-by-step anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition is to be discussed Thursday by track and field's governing body. The meeting in Monaco of the IAAF council could throw up difficult questions for its president, Sebastian Coe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    UK public body provided $95,000 for Coe’s IAAF campaign PR

    LONDON (AP) — British taxpayers funded part of Sebastian Coe’s IAAF presidential campaign.

  • Dutch soccer club president resigns over transfer deals

    ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — The president of Dutch soccer club FC Twente has resigned after leaked documents revealed a deal with outside investors for the transfer of players.

  • In this May 31, 2015 file photo, an Indian man rests in front of an air cooler to cool himself on a hot summer day in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)

    UN weather agency: It’s record hot out there this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

  • This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows smoke from a Russian warplane after crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP)  TURKEY OUT

    Russian pilot rescued by Syrian commando unit

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said.

  • Endangered bat, cacti subjects of new federal lawsuit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Agricultural groups in New Mexico and Texas want two cacti and a rare bat thrown off the federal endangered species list.

  • New Mexico AG calls for reinvestment in law enforcement

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state faces g a public safety crisis and his agency needs resources to respond to everything from police officer shootings to consumer fraud.

  • Pope Francis boards his airplane on the occasion of his trip to Africa, at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is leaving for a trip that will take him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, from Nov. 25-30. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope brings peace message to Africa amid security fears

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence, but security concerns are so high that he might be forced to make changes to his itinerary for the final leg of the trip.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to the media in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cancelled a visit to Turkey which had been planned for Wednesday. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: Russia bolsters anti-aircraft at Syria base

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

  • Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells at a Chicago police officer "Shoot me 16 times" as he and others march through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to the return of predecessor Brett Favre on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 at Lambeau Field. Favre’s name and retired number will be unveiled on the north facade of the stadium at halftime of Green Bay’s game against the Chicago Bears.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Gambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate at a hearing Wednesday on whether the businesses should be allowed to continue operating in New York.