• Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, holds hands with other leaders during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Najib led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a genocide of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority and urged the international community to help halt the atrocities. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence.

  • Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

    Indonesians display a large red and white national flag and smaller ones during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Thousands of people staged the rally in attempt to demonstrate national unity as religious and racial tensions divide the world's most populous Muslim nation. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor.

  • Players: Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue

    In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts during the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain. Kerr told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Warriors Insider Podcast with Monte Poole on Friday, Dec. 2, that he used medicinal marijuana but it didn't help. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.

  • Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler’s death

    MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation’s first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years.

  • Houston AD: Briles not a candidate to be next football coach

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek says former Baylor coach Art Briles is not a candidate to be the Cougars next coach.

  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    A rainbow appears after a heavy rain over the Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.

  • As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

    Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, speaks during an interview the offices of Riders Alliance, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.  The Riders Alliance,  a commuter advocacy group, along with the anti-poverty group Community Service Society of New York, has been calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to include an estimated $200 million in the city’s preliminary budget plan this January that would help pay for discounted subway and bus rides.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they’re also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty.

  • Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

    In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas is still sorting out where firearms are allowed, and where they're not, more than a year after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a suite of laws that vastly expanded gun rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed — much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate.

  • For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

    President-elect Donald Trump reacts after speaking at Carrier Corp Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.

  • ‘Noche de Luminaries’ continues Sunday at New Mexico State

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 32-year-old tradition continues Sunday evening at New Mexico State University with the illumination of thousands of luminarias on the Las Cruces campus.