• Sochi Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Denis Ten speaks during the Almaty bid presentation for the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July, 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Almaty, Beijing make final pitches ahead of ’22 Olympic vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a “historic decision” by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.

    Updated: 10:19 pm

  • Presidential contender Donald Trump speaks to the media during a press conference on the 1st first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Trump’s call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the “really good people” to return.

  • Viewed from the Embassy Suites hotel traffic moves along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. On the parkway Pope Francis is scheduled to visit The World Meeting of Families' festival and celebrate a Mass during his visit to the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pope’s upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won’t be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they’ve been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.

    Updated: 5:20 pm

  • In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, July 30, 2015, about who has the right to sell a hilltop convent that is the subject of competing offers from pop superstar Perry and a local businesswoman. The dispute has pitted Los Angeles’ Catholic archbishop against an order of elderly nuns with only five surviving members, at least two of whom oppose selling their former home to Perry. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry’s dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer.

    Updated: 8:49 pm

  • In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Barbara Walters addresses an audience at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Investigation Discovery channel said Thursday that "Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals" will debut Nov. 2. The hour-long episodes will focus on the big news stories Walters covered during her career. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Walters to revisit big news stories including Lennon murder

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Barbara Walters is taking a walk down memory lane with a TV series revisiting big news stories she covered in her career.

  • Confederate flags sit in the back of a police car outside Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Atlanta. U.S. authorities are investigating after several Confederate battle flags were discovered near the church and a civil rights center named after Martin Luther King, an iconic leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Thursday morning. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church.

    Updated: 3:09 pm

  • Correction: Zimbabwe-Lion Killed-3 Things story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about U.S. regulations and big game hunting, The Associated Press erroneously referred to The Human Society of the United States. It is The Humane Society of the United States.

  • In this July 29, 2015 file image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, a family photo is displayed on the screen showing James Holmes when he was a toddler, as James Holmes' mother Arlene, top right, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo. James Holmes sits in court at far left. A fuller portrait of the Colorado movie theater shooter has emerged during Holmes' death penalty trial. Testimony given by Holmes' parents revealed a family laid bare by the tragic consequences of a son's incomprehensible descent from a well–behaved child with a quirky sense of humor into a killer capable of gunning down defenseless strangers. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool, File)

    Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.

  • U. of New Mexico rolls out sexual misconduct class

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has revamped its new student orientation to better reach students with a message about sexual misconduct.

    Updated: 3:13 pm

  • 3 private schools leaving for the MAIS

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi high school athletics experienced a major tremor Wednesday, almost three weeks before the start of football season.