• New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A court decision will prevent a horse slaughter operation from opening in New Mexico after the state’s lengthy legal battle.

  • In this photo taken Sunday Jan. 29, 2016, impoverished cattle walk along a dried up river bed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

    MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for food. In this drought-stricken area of Zimbabwe, some people allege that who you know determines whether you’ll get state food aid, with those out of favor with local officials going hungry.

  • This image provided by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company shows a Skittles portrait of Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler being unveiled in the company's Skittles Super Bowl 50 spot. This is the first time Skittles has ever featured a celebrity in a TV commercial, and the brand’s second Super Bowl ad after debuting during the 2015 Super Bowl. (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company via AP)

    Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday.

  • In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Chen Xiao, a real estate agent, checks on her smartphone as she prepares to leave her house to go back to her hometown for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shanghai, China. The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)

    Chinese turn to carpooling aps to get ride home for holidays

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asian stocks directionless ahead of US jobless report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month.

  • A rush hour commuter shuts her eyes while riding the F train in Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. About half of all crimes committed in New York City's subway system involve victims who have fallen asleep, a fact that prompted the city's police commissioner to say this week that officers who patrol the system should be waking slumbering passengers for their own good. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Subway riders dismiss NYPD plan to wake snoozing passengers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even in the city that never sleeps, there’s at least one place New Yorkers value a little shuteye.

  • Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal.

  • NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith speaks during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Union: Raiders, Jaguars far under spending minimum

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two NFL teams below the 89 percent cash spending required by next year, and they are significantly under the minimum, the players’ union said Thursday.

  • Company in West Virginia chem spill receives ‘symbolic’ fine

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.

  • In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Alden Ehrenreich poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. At the age of only 26, "Hail, Caesar!" star Ehrenreich,  has already caught the attention of the Coens, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Warren Beatty. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Feb. 5. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

    Meet ‘Hail, Caesar!’ breakout Alden Ehrenreich

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This is my favorite place,” says Alden Ehrenreich.