• Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Lukashenko says his country is ready to host the 2019 European Games. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Belarusian capital Mink selected to host 2019 European Games

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, despite criticism of the country’s human rights record and concerns over the cost of the event.

  • Houssam-Eddin Ala, ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to Geneva speaks during the Human Rights Council that holds its 25th special session on the human rights situation in Aleppo at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

    BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn’t materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Belle Isle opening accessible, nature-themed playground

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s Belle Isle Park is unveiling a playground that offers a nature theme and wide accessibility.

  • In this Sept. 5, 2016 photo, the body of alleged drug user Marcelo Salvador lies on the pavement after being shot by unidentified men in Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines. Drug dealers and drug addicts, were being shot by police or slain by unidentified gunmen in mysterious, gangland-style murders that were taking place at night. Salvador became a victim, the casualty of a vicious war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives as part of a campaign by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    In Philippine drug war, a family struggles to stay safe

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next.

  • Undecided voters Damon Holter, left, and Kyia Britts watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at Bo's 'N Mine bar and grill in River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Takeaways: Trump refuses to commit to accepting 2016 results

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trailing in the polls, Donald Trump had little to lose in his final debate against Hillary Clinton. He still managed to send shock waves, refusing to say he would accept the results of the 2016 election if he loses.

  • The apartment building in New York where authorities say a New York City police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed, woman wielding scissors and a baseball bat is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Investigators want to know why the officer didn't use his stun gun instead. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC mayor: Police shooting of woman, 66, was ‘unacceptable’

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her “tragic” and “unacceptable” death resulted from failure to follow basic policies.

  • Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Syrian forces prepare corridors out of Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of residents left a formerly rebel-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday, as government and Russian forces prepared to open corridors out of the contested city of Aleppo in the hopes of facilitating an exodus from its rebel-held quarters.

  • This undated photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office, shows Jessica Jauch. Pulled over for traffic violations, Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail in 2012, on a felony drug charge, without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail, even though a police video showed she committed no crime. She wasn’t cleared until she finally got a lawyer who persuaded a prosecutor to watch the video and drop the charge. When Jauch sued, alleging violations of her rights, a federal judge dismissed her case against the county and a sheriff, ruling none of her constitutional and legal rights were violated. The outcome has flummoxed civil liberties advocates who have been waging legal battles to reform Mississippi’s criminal justice system, which provides almost no state funding for public defenders.  (Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one’s fault?

    ACKERMAN, Miss. (AP) — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based on a secretly recorded video that prosecutors finally acknowledged showed her committing no crime.