• In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, Bran Castle lies on top of cliffs in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula.  (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

    Halloween treat: a night at Dracula’s castle in Transylvania

    BRAN CASTLE, Romania (AP) — Dracula’s castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 photo, Ben Lewis, a 49-year-old documentary filmmaker, speaks at the Jewish Museum in London. Hundreds of British Jews are considering whether to apply for the restoration of Germany citizenship stripped from their ancestors by the Third Reich. Lewis, who has a German grandmother, is among those thinking about applying. Lewis, whose film and production company has worked for years on the continent, sees Brexit as an abomination, particularly the anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.K. that influenced many people to vote to leave the EU. “It’s blame the foreigners,’’ he said. “It’s like the 1930s all over again.’’ (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    UK Jews seek restoration of German citizenship post-Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Thomas Harding is doing what other descendants of Holocaust victims would find unimaginable: applying for a German passport.

  • Stray kittens are seen in a cage at a mobile spay and neuter clinic run by the animal welfare group Poi Dogs and Popoki in Haleiwa, Hawaii on Friday, September 16, 2016. Conservationists are concerned about the number of feral cats roaming Hawaii because cat feces washing into the ocean can spread toxoplasmosis, which can be deadly for endangered Hawaiian monk seals. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

    Much ado about poo: Feces fuels Hawaii feral feline debate

    HONOLULU (AP) — Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The point of contention? Deadly cat poop and the feral felines that produce it.

  • In this Oct. 14, 2016, photo, Cuban fashion designer Mario Freixas poses for a photo as he walks among vintage american cars on a street in Havana, Cuba. Freixas, a well-known designer who dresses many of the stars of state-run television, sells shirts for $20 and men’s and women’s pants for $30. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Homegrown fashion industry bursts onto scene in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — Like so much else in Cuba, shopping for clothes isn’t easy.

  • Gary Johnson rallies home state of New Mexico with bike ride

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson says winning the electoral votes from his home state as the Libertarian presidential nominee would send a message that the country is tired of a two-party system.

  • A park visitor battles stormy conditions on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Ore. (Danny Miller/The Daily Astorian via AP)

    Storm brings down trees, powerlines in Northwest

    SEATTLE (AP) — Trees and power lines snapped Saturday as a powerful storm bearing the remnants of a Pacific typhoon hit the Northwest.

  • New Mexico’s Elephant Butte Dam celebrates 100 years

    ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Elephant Butte Dam officially turns 100 years old Sunday and officials are celebrating with everything from tours of the towering structure to a fireworks show and pie-eating contest.

  • Whiskey worker strike at 2 Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky

    CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Bill Ball has handled multiple whiskey-making tasks in his 47 years at Jim Beam, but on Saturday he took on an unexpected role — joining colleagues on a picket line outside a Beam distillery in Kentucky.

  • An Indian navy officer salutes Chinese President Xi Jinping upon his arrival in Goa, India, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting for their eighth summit beginning Saturday with a dinner meeting. The five BRICS countries represent nearly half the world's population and a quarter of its economy, at a combined $16.6 trillion. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    The Latest: Security tight at India beach resort for BRICS

    BENAULIM, India (AP) — The Latest on the BRICS summit of five emerging market economies (all times local):

  • CORRECTS LOCATION OF FIRE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA - Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of South Lake Tahoe, California was one of three wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada. The largest one destroyed more than 20 homes in a rural valley between Carson City and Reno, Nevada. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

    22 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A trio of wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City, forced hundreds of evacuations at Lake Tahoe and temporarily closed a major highway connecting Reno to the mountain lake.