• Sri Lanka police arrest 19 over racial violence

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s police say 19 persons have been arrested following racial violence in the country’s south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.

  • Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

    Updated: 12:23 am

  • Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease.

  • UAlbany suspends coaches 1 game for recruiting violation

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown and associate head coach John Iati have been suspended for one game for an NCAA recruiting violation.

  • Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

    ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Atlanta fire chief argued in court Friday that his client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city disputed that.

  • Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 16 about a deadly shooting rampage in Northern California, The Associated Press, relying on information from law enforcement, reported erroneously the name of a shooting victim. The coroner’s office said Diana Steele, who was previously involved in an altercation with shooter Kevin Neal, was killed in the shooting. Hailey Poland was not among the dead.

  • APNewsBreak: Lujan Grisham tells Senate leader to leave race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

    Updated: 3:44 pm

  • Detroit priest known for his humility to be beatified

    DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn’t allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God.

  • Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

    TORONTO (AP) — In one of the dreamy moments of surrealism that punctuate Sebastian Lelio’s otherwise realistic “A Fantastic Woman,” the film’s transgender protagonist, Marina (Daniela Vega), walks down the street but an extreme, exaggerated headwind makes moving forward nearly impossible. She’s tilted, as if climbing a mountain, as the gale-force winds try to beat her back.

  • 2 high school coaches on leave amid hazing allegations

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Two coaches at the Westside School District in Jonesboro are on paid administrative leave as the school investigates possible hazing involving the football team.