US added a healthy 227K jobs last month; rate up to 4.8 pct.

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, Reina Borges, left, stands in line to apply for a job with Aldi at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, the Labor Department issues its jobs report for January. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) WASHINGTON...

How legal challenges to Trump travel ban are playing out

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Legal battles are playing out across the U.S. as opponents of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations take their fight to the courtroom. Hearings were being held Friday in a few of the cases. A look...

Germany open to discussing name records for train travelers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is willing to discuss with Belgium the possibility of recording passenger data for travelers on international trains. Belgium, France and the Netherlands reached an agreement last week to draw up passenger lists and introduce passport checks on...

Court filing details former Baylor football coach’s conduct

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles stands in the tunnel before the team’s NCAA college football game against Texas in Waco, Texas. A new court filing detailed allegations that former Baylor coach Briles ignored sexual assaults by players,...

Paris attack raises new security concerns over Olympics

Police officers cordon off the area outside the Louvre museum near where a soldier opened fire after he was attacked in Paris, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Police say the soldier opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP...

AP source: US preparing new Iran sanctions over missile test

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to levy new sanctions on Iran, U.S....

DeVos clears Senate hurdle toward becoming ed secy

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. DeVos bid to become education secretary could be in...

Newest NY casino has 2K slots, 77 table games, 1 cemetery

TYRE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s newest casino has 2,000 slot machines, 77 table games, 12 poker tables, a food court, a concert venue — and a cemetery. The Las Vegas-style del Lago Resort and Casino opened Wednesday in the Cayuga County town of Tyre. The...

Ohio school recovers Holocaust survivors' recorded melodies

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Wire recordings of Holocaust survivors singing melodies at a refugee camp in France in 1946 have been heard for the first time in decades, thanks to university employees in Ohio who pieced together a device to listen to them. The University of Akron says...

Texas Senate panel OKs so-called sanctuary cities bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Senate panel on Friday approved a so-called sanctuary cities bill that would withhold state money from local jurisdictions that don’t hand over immigrants already in custody for possible deportation. The Senate’s state affairs...