Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis waits for the start of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. For U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the next few days will be a reassurance tour with a twist. He is expected to tell allies the...

Philippines eyes more airports to unclog Manila hub

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say the government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year. Manila’s congested international...

Ohio Police Probe Shots Fired At Vehicles In I-275 Area

FOREST PARK, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating shots fired at two vehicles in a northern Cincinnati suburb. Forest Park police say no injuries were reported, but two vehicles were shot at. Officers were first called to Hamilton Avenue just off Interstate 275 early Tuesday...

AP Analysis: Few good alternatives to Palestinian state

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. As Netanyahu visits the White House, the Trump administration has suggested that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may not...

Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starter Alex Reyes throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed...

Ohio Zoo’s Polar Bear Moves To Chicago To Find Romance

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo’s polar bear is off to Chicago to find love. The Toledo Zoo says its 21-year-old female bear named Nan has been moved to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago to see if she will breed with the zoo’s male bear. Nan moved into her new home this...

Phoenix faces Arizona law that bars sanctuary-city status

AP Photo/Astrid Galvan PHOENIX (AP) — As some cities reaffirm support for sanctuary policies that protect immigrants, Phoenix finds itself in an unusual position to push back against any immigration actions by the new White House. The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday will...

Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department...

Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant are deciding Wednesday on whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South. If successful,...

James, Cavs Hold Off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up against an emboldened Andrew...