• Emergency officials gather near the site where two police officers were shot in the Bronx section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two police officers were shot while on patrol in a public housing project on Thursday night and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was in custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    2 NYC police officers wounded in public housing shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded by a gunman they encountered in the stairwell of a public housing project they were patrolling, and the gunman later killed himself, authorities said.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo patrons play poker in a designated area at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, R.I. Casinos far from Las Vegas are experimenting with different ways to draw millennials. Twin River Casino removed 274 slot machines to make way in December for more poker and other table games favored by younger gamblers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

    BOSTON (AP) — Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele.

    Updated: 4:30 pm

  • In this This Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez appears at the Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Sanchez says he has been receiving racist calls and letters over the REAL ID debate. He's disappointed that some of the "hate" is coming from Hispanics against immigrants living in the country illegally.(AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

    Advocates backing revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Following an emotional meeting where senators revealed they were getting racist emails, a second Senate committee passed Friday a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.

    Updated: 6:04 pm

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo, visitors stand next to a religious ornament with the "manji" symbol, which comes from the ancient Sanskrit and is widely used for centuries to denote Buddhist temples on maps and elsewhere, at a temple in Tokyo. As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion

    TOKYO (AP) — As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional “manji” symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?

    Updated: 4:30 pm

  • Downsized New Mexico budget set to House for vote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A $6.3 billion state budget with spending increases dominated by Medicaid, public schools and the state prison system is moving to the full House of Representatives for deliberations.

  • Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governor

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration over the Common Core education standards.

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to be tested for various diseases perch inside a container at the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama City, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Panamanian authorities announced on Monday that 50 cases of the Zika virus infection have been detected in Panama's sparsely populated Guna Yala indigenous area along the Caribbean coast. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is vector for the spread of the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

  • A municipal health worker sprays insecticide in an open area of a sports facility, to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States.

  • This 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. The body of the missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2015. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Tortured Italian student died ‘slow death’: Egypt official

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • NCAA academic committee considering changes to APR system

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA may start holding schools more accountable for the academic progress of athletes who are graduate transfers.