• In this Feb. 4, 2016, photo provided by Angela Reilly, Frankie, a Cardigan Welsh corgi pup, sits among toys in the New York apartment of his breeder, Angela Reilly. Reilly is among the relatively small ranks big-city dwellers who work to breed show-quality dogs.(Angela Reilly via AP)

    In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed.

  • How impoverished but nuclear-armed North Korea earns money

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The closure of a factory park in North Korea jointly run by both Koreas has robbed the impoverished North of a rare source of legitimate hard currency. Seoul says it shut the Kaesong complex in response to the North’s recent long-range rocket launch to keep its impoverished neighbor from using the money factories provided to fund its nuclear and missile programs.

  • Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York.  Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

    Updated: 8:10 pm

  • Police officer Peter Liang reacts as the verdict is read during his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)

    The Latest: Cop guilty of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):

    Updated: 7:16 pm

  • This file image posted online after the Jan. 25, 2016 disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt shows Reggeni in a graphic used in an online campaign, #whereisgiulio seeking information on his whereabouts.  Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

    CAIRO (AP) — Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him.

  • New U of Illinois athletic director possible by end of month

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson now says the school hopes to name a new athletic director by the end of February.

  • Cal hires Spavital as offensive coordinator

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jack Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach a month after he left Texas A&M by mutual agreement.

  • Texas to let Baylor keep sex assault records private

    DALLAS (AP) — Baylor University can keep private campus police records that detail sexual assaults committed by two former football players against students, according to an opinion issued this week by the Texas attorney general’s office.

    Updated: 4:49 pm

  • Spring enrollment down slightly at University of New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say enrollment is down slightly this spring but in line with projections.

  • Ex-president sues Penn State over Sandusky scandal backlash

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled.

    Updated: 3:55 pm