Fort Lee Film Commission honors black trailblazer

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Fort Lee Film Commission in New Jersey celebrated Black History Month by honoring a pioneering African-American filmmaker with ties to the area. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/2l7a4Yd) that film and history enthusiasts gathered at the Fort Lee...

Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) walks off the field after an NFL football divisional football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. In an embarrassment to the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL...

Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign...

Player benched when ice rescue causes him to miss team bus

CLAYTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York high school basketball player who helped rescue an ice fisherman from Lake Ontario was kept from suiting up for a game because the heroics caused him to miss the team bus. WWNY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kxO6eW ) Lucas Patchen was among the...

The Latest: Trump tells CEOs people will ‘love’ his tax plan

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with retail industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:05 a.m. President...

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...