• Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Pope Francis speaks during an audience with nuns and priests, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    IS victims’ advocate, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize names

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, Pope Francis and the Afghan women’s cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, walks along with other lawmakers of her National League for Democracy party as they leave after a regular session of the lower house of parliament Monday, Feb 1, 2016 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's parliament, dominated by Suu Kyi's party, on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party took a momentous step toward becoming Myanmar’s government.