• Immigration status serves as barrier for some students

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some students say they’re losing out despite a New Mexico law that allows them in-state tuition at public colleges or universities and state-funded financial aid regardless of their immigration status.

  • In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project. Emails published this week by WikiLeaks show debate and confusion within the Clinton camp as it faced down the unexpectedly strong primary challenge by liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Emails show Clinton campaign attention to black voters.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign official show some of the attention her team paid to courting black voters.

    Updated: 9:30 pm

  • Rolling Stone writer: ‘Startled’ when woman backed off story

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication.

    Updated: 3:53 pm

  • CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Ray Tensing enters Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom for his pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.   (Amanda Rossmann /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Cincinnati braces for racially charged police shooting trial

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Under tight courthouse security and close monitoring by local officials concerned about keeping the peace, jury selection begins Tuesday for the murder trial of a white university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

  • This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn.  Yale University will be accepting more undergraduate students this year, but don't expect it to be any easier to get in. Freshmen classes will be larger by about 200 students beginning next year under a long-planned expansion that will see the Ivy League college's student body grow by about 15 percent, to 6,200.  (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

    Yale to admit more students; still won’t be easy to get in

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University will be accepting more undergraduate students this year, but don’t expect it to be any easier to get in.

  • Sylvester, a feral cat, sits in a loading dock at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 in New York.  Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's nooks and crannies, and some now have a practical purpose: getting rid of rats. The NYC Feral Cat Initiative trains volunteers to trap wild cats that multiply and become a nuisance; after spaying, neutering and vaccinations, some end up serving as rodent exterminators in places like the Javits. (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

    Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

    NEW YORK (AP) — Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City’s concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They’re helping curb the city’s rat population.

    Updated: 4:30 pm

  • In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Barkley calls it friendly fire, the criticism a rich black gets for talking about race from fellow blacks who believe he can't understand their struggles. But the basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he can handle it, and hopes he can create conversation that makes a difference beyond the things he's already doing when his show "The Race Card" debuts in 2017.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

  • United Nations staff, some holding signs, stand in a silent protest against a U.N. meeting to designate Wonder Woman as an "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls," Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.

  • Denasia Lawrence sings the national anthem before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance

    MIAMI (AP) — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.

  • Alfred de Zayas, U.N. independent expert on international order, hold a news conference calling for the abolition of tax havens, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes.