• Ben Emmerson, U.N. special investigator on counter-terrorism and human rights, holds a news conference on migration policies, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. Emmerson accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    UN investigator: Trump is peddling ‘lies’ on Syria-IS link

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday of peddling “lies and xenophobia” by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists.

  • Michigan revises plan to reduce Lake Michigan fish stocking

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have revised a plan to reduce Lake Michigan fish stocking in response to complaints from anglers.

  • Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya (15) is sacked by Virginia Tech defensive tackle Woody Baron (60) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Probation over, Richt keeps eye on finding Miami some depth

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Mark Richt has seen his team lose three straight games, freefall in the Atlantic Coast Conference and go from unbeaten to mediocre in a span of 13 days.

  • Cash-strapped New Mexico takes back construction funds

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will cancel 115 state-funded construction projects and refinance others to close a major budget gap, under a solvency bill signed on Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Former Sen. Bunning suffers stroke

    SOUTHGATE, Ky. (AP) — The family of former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning said Friday he suffered a stroke this week but is out of intensive care.

  • Wolf chosen as World Cup mascot

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup.

  • Ex-player says concussions are still widely underestimated

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL Alumni Association President George Martin says concussions are a scourge in contact sports with long-term consequences still widely underestimated.

  • In this Oct. 3, 2016 file photo, Justin Ross Harris, left, listens to jury selection during his murder trial at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga.  Harris, 34, is charged with murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. He's also charged with sending graphic, sexual text messages and photos to a girl for a period of several months when she was 16 and 17.   (Stephen B. Morton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

    As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat dying in the back seat of the father’s sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.

  • No discipline for 2 Minneapolis officers in man’s slaying

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won’t face discipline, the city’s police chief announced Friday.

  • Ex-student pleads guilty in UTEP betting scheme

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas university student has pleaded guilty to a role in a gambling operation at the university that took bets from basketball players on different sports.