• Imam: Pulse shooter prayed at mosque 4 days before attack

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

  • Missouri, Oklahoma schools oppose NAIA’s North Carolina plan

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Two religious colleges in Missouri and Oklahoma say they won’t take part in this year’s NAIA cross-country championship because the meet was moved out of North Carolina in response to the state’s law limiting LGBT protections.

  • PSV's Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, right, struggles for a ball with Rostov's Moussa Doumbia during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven, in Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Str)

    Anti-racism group reports banana at Champions League game

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian club FC Rostov is likely to face a UEFA disciplinary case for fan racism after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 photo, Samir Qasu, 46, center, a Yazidi migrant from Sinjar, Iraq, laughs while speaking on his mobile phone as he and his wife Bessi Qasim, 43, left, and his son Dildar Qasu, 11, enjoy their time at a cafe in Freiburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany

    ELZACH, Germany (AP) — They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next.

  • $30K paid in settlement of high school tennis bullying case

    PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan high school tennis player and her mother were paid $30,000 in settlement of a lawsuit that alleged she was bullied while on the varsity team.

  • Pamela Benge, center, spoke of her son, Alfred Olango, at a press conference on Thursday Sept. 29, 2016, in San Diego, Calif., to address the killing of Olango, a Ugandan refugee shot by an El Cajon police officer on Tuesday. In an emotional appearance before reporters, Benge said  her son Alfred was joyful and loving and was not mentally ill. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

    Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting, representatives of the man’s family said Thursday in demanding the full video be shown.

    Updated: 11:14 pm

  • Pallbearers wear a No. 16 jersey in honor of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as they carry his casket for a memorial service at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez was killed in a boating accident Sunday along with two friends. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Family, friends of Marlins’ Fernandez to attend funeral Mass

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business.

  • A Townville Elementary student looks out of the window of a school bus as she and her classmates are transported to Oakdale Baptist Church, following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to the nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. (Katie McLean/The Independent-Mail via AP)

    Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is “shocked and saddened.”

  • In this Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 photo, a cadets walk out of the academic building at the New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. While Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, talks tough about dealing with China, his old military prep school is building bridges to that country. The New York Military Academy began classes this fall with new Chinese backing and a former New York City high school principal originally from China in charge. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Trump’s old military prep school looks overseas for renewal

    CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — While Donald Trump talks tough about dealing with China, his old military prep school is building bridges to that country.

  • This Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 photo shows the Capitol building reflected in the Capitol Reflecting Pool at sunrise in Washington. The 2016 presidential campaign has underscored an economic paradox: Financially, black Americans and Hispanics are far worse off than whites, yet polls show minorities are more likely than whites to believe in the American Dream. And they are less anxious about the outcome of the election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.