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Napoli out of Europa League; police officer dies in Spain

Leipzig's players celebrate with supporters after the Europa League soccer match between RB Leipzig and Napoli in Leipzig, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Serie A leader Napoli wasn’t good enough to advance in the Europa League on Thursday after it was knocked out in Germany by Leipzig. The last-of-32 round of matches was marred by a police officer’s death in Spain after clashes with fans ahead of the game between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

FIFA explores merging youth World Cups for 48-team event

This is a Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 file photo of England's soccer team as they celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata, India. England might to the first and last team to be holders of both the Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups. FIFA is looking to merge the youth tournaments won last year by England to create a 48-team competition, emulating the expansion of the main men’s World Cup. Officials are exploring the merits of an age cut-off at 18 or 19. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath/File)

England might be the first and last team to be holders of the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups.

Noren, Simpson lead at Honda; Woods has solid 70

Tiger Woods smiles as he jokes with his playing partners during the Pro-Am for the Honda Classic golf tournament, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had what he called “easily” his best round hitting the ball, and he didn’t even break par at the Honda Classic.

Pepperell, Havret, Rai top Qatar leaderboard at 7 under


DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under-par 65 on Thursday.

Muguruza beats Garcia again to advance to Dubai semifinals

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns the ball to Caroline Garcia of France returns the ball to during a quarter final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza overcame Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-2 Thursday to seal her place in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships.

Monfils beats top-seeded Cilic at Rio Open, Thiem advances

France's Gael Monfils celebrates defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Rio Open tennis tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Frenchman Gael Monfils beat top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open.

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before a CNN town hall broadcast, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday.

California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

This Aug. 26, 2016 file photo shows state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Mendoza announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 that he is resigning over sexual misconduct allegations just ahead of a possible vote by his colleagues to expel him. In his resignation letter, Mendoza called the Senate's process "farcical" and unfair and is still considering running for re-election in the fall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation a farce and underscored the Legislature’s struggle to respond to the #MeToo movement.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. Greitens' attorney issued a scathing statement challenging the indictment. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime.

Drought forces painful choices for New Mexico ranchers

A small herd of cattle graze north of Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Officials with the Farm Service Agency in New Mexico say many ranchers are scrambling to buy up alfalfa reserves to supplement feed for their livestock as drought conditions are expected to intensify across the state. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers to make difficult decisions as long-term forecasts call for drought to intensify across the already arid state.

New Mexico man accused of 2013 murder found not guilty


ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of a 2013 murder was found not guilty after less than an hour and a half of jury deliberation.

Belen police: Student into custody in school shooting threat


BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Belen say a 16-year-old student is in custody after allegedly threatening to carry out a school shooting at Belen High School, resulting in a two-hour delay of the start of classes Thursday.

Las Cruces student arrested after Snapchat photo with rifle


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces high school student has been arrested after allegedly posting a photo of himself holding a rifle and referencing school shootings, making it the third threat arrest of a New Mexico teen.

New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Chavez to retire


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez will retire next month.

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari, center, speaks to members of the Russian delegation before the start of a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.

US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

Canada's Meghan Agosta(2) skates away as the United States players celebrate after winning the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak.

Janney thought film acclaim eluded her, then came ‘I Tonya’

In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Allison Janney poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Janney is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "I, Tonya." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy Awards seem like formality when it comes to the best supporting actress category this year.

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

This April 15, 2013 file photo shows the headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington. NPR has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive. The measures include changes in management structure, a diversity committee, and pay audits to assess fairness. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive.

States to forego most of $650M legal settlement with Takata

This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata's financial problems and bankruptcy. In an agreement announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, the states said they will not collect the settlement so that victims of Takata's faulty air bag inflators can get a bigger piece of the company's remaining money. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has reached a $650 million deal to settle consumer protection claims from 44 states and Washington, D.C., but only a fraction of the money will be paid due to Takata’s financial problems and bankruptcy.

So long, free Footlongs: Subway to shake up rewards program

In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Roberto Castelan makes a sandwich at a Subway sandwich franchise in Seattle. Subway is changing up its loyalty program, letting customers earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlong sandwiches. The change, taking place in March 2018, is part of Subway’s plan to lure people back to the sandwich chain. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway is shaking up its loyalty rewards program, giving customers the ability to earn $2 discounts instead of free Footlongs.


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