• This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene after a government  warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)

    Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 17 people on Monday, activists said.

    Updated: 6:37 am

  • In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

    Updated: 11:03 pm

  • Former UNM lobbyist pulls out of consulting contract

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s former chief lobbyist, who resigned after a drunken driving arrest, will not be returning to the school through a $50,000 consulting contract.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 23, 2015, Anjana Agarwal, left, poses with a photo with her daughter Aanya Nigam, 16, in Issaquah, Wash. After using an Internet-connected Amazon Echo digital assistant for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the device was eavesdropping on conversations in her living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother still hasn’t been able to find. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.