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Police say officer collapsed by himself during fan violence

Basque riot police clash with followers of Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

MADRID (AP) — The riot police officer who died of cardiac arrest during crowd trouble before a Europa League match in Spain collapsed on his own and not in a direct confrontation with fans, authorities said Friday.

Deportivo wastes penalty kick, remains winless under Seedorf


MADRID (AP) — Clarence Seedorf just can’t catch a break with Deportivo La Coruna.

Woods 4 back with everyone around him at Honda Classic

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.

Otaegui leads Qatar Masters by 1 shot after round 2


DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adrian Otaegui birdied his last three holes and carded a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Qatar Masters on Friday.

Kasatkina edges Muguruza to line up Svitolina in Dubai final

Daria Kasatkina of Russia celebrates after she beats Garbine Muguruza of Spain during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Daria Kasatkina saved three match points before knocking out second-seeded Garbine Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Championships final on Friday.

Top-seeded defending champion Thiem tumbles out of Rio Open

Austria's Dominic Thiem serves the ball to Spain's Pablo Andujar during the Rio Open tennis tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria tumbled out of the Rio Open on Friday, falling 6-4, 6-0 to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals of the clay-court event.

Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight

Kyle Busch sits in his car after winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Florida Governor Rick Scott lays out his school safety proposal during a press conference at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Friday, Feb 23, 2018. Scott proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21 as part of a plan to prevent gun violence. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school.

Wisconsin woman charged in 3 infant deaths from the ’80s

This undated photo provided by The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office shows Nancy Moronez. Moronez, a Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago, cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, Milwaukee prosecutors said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago — cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, prosecutors said Friday.

California’s balancing act for harassment discipline

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, discusses the resignation of Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Mendoza, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, resigned his seat just ahead of a possible vote to expel him. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Sen. Tony Mendoza’s resignation this week spared his fellow lawmakers from a difficult decision about appropriate punishment after an investigation found he likely engaged in flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with a half-dozen women.

New Mexico threatens funding over four-day school schedules

In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, speaks to reporters outside her office in Santa Fe, N.M. The rocky relationship between Martinez and state lawmakers is coming to a close as both sides ponder what could have been. Democratic leaders say they wish there was better communication with the Republican governor and wonder if they could have done more. Martinez says her only regret is that lawmakers didn't pass more of her legislation during her eight years in office.(AP Photo/ Russell Contreras,File)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is threatening to cut off funding at public schools that try to switch to a four-day week as the practice has spread to more than four in 10 school districts across the state.

Hobbs residents rally to keep Ten Commandments at City Hall

This Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo shows a monument of the Ten Commandments next to Hobbs City Hall in Hobbs, N.M. A group of religious residents in the southeastern New Mexico city is rallying around the Ten Commandments monument from public property. The residents crowded a commissioners' meeting this week in Hobbs, to speak out against another group's effort to take down the marker. (Todd Baileyl/The News Sun via AP, File)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Some residents in southeastern New Mexico are opposing calls from civil liberties advocates to remove a Ten Commandments monument from public property.

New Mexico high school graduation rate holds steady


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The percentage of New Mexico students who graduate high school is holding steady at 71 percent, and state education officials said they were particularly encouraged that the rate among Hispanic students has climbed more than 10 percent since 2011.

Blustery weather on tap for much of New Mexico this weekend


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Blustery wintry weather is on tap for much of New Mexico through much of the weekend.

Dona Ana County commissioner resigns amid allegations


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county commissioner has resigned following mounting pressure from state Democratic Party officials over sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Deaths mounts in Syria as UN weighs cease-fire resolution

This photo released on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400.

Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey

Gold medalist in the women's free figure skating Russian athlete Alina Zagitova poses during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany.

Russia’s Oscar hopeful gains attention as US ties worsen

In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Russian film director Andrey Zvyagintsev speaks at a news conference ahead of the Russian premiere of his film "Leviathan" in Moscow. Zvyagintsev's film “Loveless" is nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — For the second time in four years, Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev is on the shortlist for a foreign-film Oscar, this time for “Loveless,” a grueling examination of adults’ misguided search for satisfaction and the child who suffers from their disappointment.

5 things you probably didn’t know about the Oscars

In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks as donuts fall onto the audience at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Cameras never find an empty seat at the Academy Awards, with a troop of seat-fillers at the ready to occupy any chair vacated by a bathroom- or bar-bound guest. A parade of extras in tuxedoes and gowns arrive hours before the show begins and are ready to swoop in and sit once the cameras start rolling. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You have a firm grip on this year’s Oscar nominees, last year’s winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to … oops).

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Jerome Powell arrives to take the oath of office as Federal Reserve Board chair at the Federal Reserve in Washington. On Friday, Feb. 23, the Federal Reserve will issue its semi-annual monetary report to Congress, which its new chairman, Powell, will testify about on Capitol Hill next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen.


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