• 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.

  • An Indian police officer stops a family at a barricade in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Memon, 53, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea, several newspapers and TV stations reported. He was executed inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.

  • Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.

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    Wing part could help solve one of aviation’s biggest mysteries: what happened to MH370?

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  • FILE This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows   Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif.  Prosecutors charged Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the death of the 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Gonzalez lured Middleton from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over the weekend into his family's apartment where he attacked and killed her. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)

    Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

  • Israeli settlers sleep in the Jewish settlement of Beit El after a night stand off with police, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. The announcement came amid a standoff in Beit El, where Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli forces as authorities began to dismantle a contested West Bank settlement housing complex after Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it must be demolished. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister’s office announced the “immediate construction” of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

  • This Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, shows the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Three University of Virginia graduates and members of the fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday,July 29, 2015, court records show. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article’s author Wednesday, court records show.

  • Wake Forest administrator named Furman athletic director

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic administrator Mike Buddie was named new athletic director at Furman.

  • In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers meet Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to set interest rates and release a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.

  • In this July 11, 2013 file photo, a woman holds a poster of Mother Laura Montoya or Madre Laura, inside the cathedral in Bogota, Colombia. The planned July 29, 2015 debut of a TV soap opera dramatizing the life of Madre Laura, Colombia's only Roman Catholic saint, is shrouded in controversy after devotees of the missionary nun filed a lawsuit seeking to correct what they say is an unseemly depiction. The Congregation of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and St. Catherine of Sienna, the order founded by Montoya, says that despite repeated requests it was never consulted by producer Caracol about the script. The group questions the network's right to use Montoya's name and image, whose copyright it claims. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

    TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia’s next big prime-time sensation.