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Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch

- Associated Press

It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, Washington state Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson listens to a question during a panel discussion at the AP Legislative Preview in Olympia, Wash. The state Senate has rejected the appointment of Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2012. The rare move was taken by the Senate Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, with majority Republicans and a Democrat who caucuses with them voting 25-21 to remove Peterson.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary

- Associated Press

The state Senate on Friday rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2013.

St. Paul church for sale has beauty, history and buried body

- Associated Press

For sale: A 103-year-old church on St. Paul's most prestigious street, designed by the same architect who created the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary. Asking price is $1.69 million, reduced from $1.79 million. Great acoustics. Worship home of former governors. Stained glass, pews and organ come with the building.

In this photo taken Jan. 27, 2016, WNBA player Tamika Catchings, who spent a a few weeks interning at the league office in New York, meets with NBA vice president of youth basketball development David Krichavsky, to discuss youth programs. (AP Photo/Doug Fineberg)

WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

- Associated Press

Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there.

This photo courtesy of Paul Leys shows a crane collapse in Lower Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York.  The accident was reported around early Friday in the Tribeca neighborhood. The crane landed across several parked cars, smashing their roofs. (Paul Leys via AP) NO SALES

Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

- Associated Press

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. But city officials said it could have been much worse.

Court reporters could be replaced by technology

- Associated Press

When a criminal trial is about to kick off in Western Massachusetts, the action doesn't start until the court reporter takes her seat below the judge's bench.

A eulogy written by Dan Sailors is read by Bill Schrage as friends and family gather during the funeral of Kenny Sailors, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at the University of Wyoming Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo. (Jeremy Martin/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Funeral held for jump shot pioneer Kenny Sailors

Associated Press

Kenny Sailors, the college basketball Hall of Famer credited by some with being the first to use the modern jump shot, was remembered at his funeral as a deeply religious man who inspired others to always do their best.