• Thabo Sefolosha, center, leaves criminal court in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The professional basketball player was about to give a handout to a man asking for money when police officers took him to the ground and arrested him, a former teammate testified Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ex-teammate: Arrested NBA player was giving cash to homeless

    NEW YORK (AP) — A professional basketball player testified Wednesday that he was trying to give money to a beggar after a testy verbal exchange with a police officer when he was kicked in the leg and taken to the ground by the police.

  • Official: Stopping teacher evaluations would hurt students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A witness for the New Mexico Public Education Department said during a hearing that if a judge stops the state’s new teacher evaluation system it would negatively impact students and the school system in general.

  • Report: Armstrong physician aims to stop film distribution

    ROME (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s former physician has reportedly filed a lawsuit aiming to halt distribution in Italy of a movie about the disgraced cyclist.

  • Sue Neustel, left, and Ash McDaniel hold a sign before a commission meeting considering the issue of a resolution written by Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller, asking God for mercy as it is forced to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide sits during a meeting at the Blount County courthouse Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The resolution apparently didn't have a prayer of being considered Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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    County wants God’s mercy after gay marriage ruling

  • In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Yani Rosenthal walks with his wife Claudia, after voting in the Liberal Party primary election, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The U.S. Justice Department released a statement Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, saying that Jaime Rolando Rosenthal Oliva, his son Yani Benjamin Rosenthal and nephew Yankel Rosenthal, as well as seven businesses were labelled “specially designated narcotics traffickers” under the Kingpin Act. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)

    Honduran soccer club president arrested in US

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — One of Honduras’s most powerful businessmen has been indicted in the United States for allegedly laundering money for drug traffickers.

  • Former UW forward pleads guilty to counterfeit charge

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former University of Wyoming basketball player Afam Muojeke (uh-FAHM’, moo-JEK’-ee) has pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to pass counterfeit currency.

  • In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 Albanian Ismail Morinaj, 33, second left with beard who has the scarf around his neck, poses with other fans of Albanian national soccer team before a European qualifier game against Denmark in Copenhagen. Albanian police in Tirana on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 say they have arrested Morinaj who claimed to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in Serbia last year during a  European qualifier, in an incident that prompted fan violence and a diplomatic  spat between the two countries. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File)

    Albania fans arrested with weapons before Serbia match

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Police in Albania have arrested a man who claimed to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in Serbia last year during a European qualifier, in an incident that prompted fan violence and a diplomatic spat between the two countries.

  • Undercover Israeli police officers and Israeli soldiers detain a wounded Palestinian demonstrator, being pulled up, during clashes near Ramallah, West Bank, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Palestinian attackers stabbed Israelis in Jerusalem and southern Israel while Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank on Wednesday as Israel's president sought to calm tensions, insisting there will be no changes at a contested Jerusalem holy site that is at the heart of the latest escalation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians: Israel to destroy homes of alleged militants

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian assailants carried out a series of stabbings across Israel on Wednesday, jolting an anxious country unnerved by weeks of unrest as clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators raged across the West Bank.

  • In this June 27, 2011 photo provided by the Moldova General Police Inspectorate, Teodor Chetrus is detained by a police officer in Chisinau, Moldova during a uranium-235 sting operation. In many of the smuggling cases in this former Soviet republic, ringleaders insulated themselves through a complex network of middlemen to shield the bosses from arrest. In this case, Chetrus was the go-between. Former Moldova Police investigator Constantin Malic recalls that Chetrus said, "I really want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb the Americans." (Moldova Police via AP)

    AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

  • Fresno State QB Greenlee charged in public drunkenness case

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee and a teammate arrested last month during a house party near the campus.