• Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming. The 28-year-old Johnson, who has made 12 appearances for England, denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Prosecutor: Johnson ‘abused revered position’ in sex case

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — English soccer player Adam Johnson “abused his revered position in society” by having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl who “idolized” him, prosecutors said on Friday.

  • UNM basketball coach’s son, player harassed, threatened

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico basketball coach Craig Neal says his son, who also plays as a point guard on his father’s team, has been harassed and threatened online.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Filipino Muslims shout slogans during a protest at the Philippine Congress in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines because they believe the Philippine Congress has run out of time to pass under the current president's term a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south. The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting. In their joint statement issued Friday, Feb. 12, government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and her rebel counterpart, Mohagher Iqbal, expressed disappointment over Philippine Congress's failure to pass a Muslim autonomy bill that's required under a 2014 peace accord that ended decades of fighting in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Faustin Archange Touadera rally during a sand storm in the streets of  Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. Two former prime ministers, Touadera and  Anicet Georges Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections Sunday Feb. 14  to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.

  • Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton poses for a picture with a supporter after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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  • FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman signs human rights pledge

    MIAMI (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he signed a pledge written by NGOs committing the governing body, if he leads it, to tackle human rights abuses and corruption.

  • Las Cruces Bishop to represent US during pope’s Mexico visit

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu will represent U.S. Catholic bishops during the pope’s historical visit to Mexico.

  • In this Friday, April 3, 2015 file photo, Burmese fishermen arrive at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources to report themselves for departure to leave the fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia as hundreds of foreign fishermen rush at the chance to be rescued from the isolated island where an Associated Press report revealed slavery runs rampant in the industry. A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

    Congress bans import of forced labor products

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.

  • In this Monday, Jan.  18, 2016 file photo, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, conducts an Orthodox Epiphany service in Christ The Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia’s role

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis this week, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to assert Russia’s leading role in the Eastern Christian world. It may also allow Kirill, a skillful political player with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, to open a new avenue of communication for the Kremlin as it tries to escape Western isolation.

  • 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.