• Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, left, smiles as he listens to a reporter's question as he leaves a new conference after a meeting Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Irving, Texas. Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement while working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer all comments to commissioner Bowlsby. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Big 12 leaders agree to single voice dealing with big issues

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago-based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. He is chief operating officer, not chief financial officer. Also, one reference to the casino company used its former name, MGM Mirage. It is MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below:

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 photo, safety pamphlets written in both English and Spanish are displayed during a pesticide safety training class for farm supervisors in Sebring, Fla. Millions of farm workers do jobs with a high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals every day, yet a federal system of protections meant to improve safety and provide an avenue for reporting exposure is ineffective and riddled with problems, according to an Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and case records. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

  • Former administrative law judge pleads guilty to fraud

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge accused of embezzling more than $500,000 has pleaded guilty in federal court.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year-old war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater donor generosity this time around, despite a record ask of close to $9 billion for 2016. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Syria aid conference to seek record $9B for 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Yahoo reports financial earnings on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.

  • Mark Miles,  the CEO of IndyCar’s parent company, Hulman & Co., speaks during IndyCar media day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway  Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Honda agrees to new deal with IndyCar as engine supplier

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A rough 2015 season couldn’t chase Honda out of IndyCar racing.