• Faculty member Angela Florschuetz, center, her colleagues, and their supporters picket at Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities continue their strike that started Wednesday morning, disrupting classes midsemester after contract negotiations hit an impasse. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania professors agree to contract, end strike

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities reached a tentative contract agreement Friday and immediately ended a walkout that was in its third day.

  • Commission rejects move of Confederate statue from park

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area.

  • Kansas conference eliminates roster and scholarship limits

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges has dropped a rule adopted during the desegregation era to limit out-of-state players on basketball and football teams.

  • 3 Lindenwood basketball players face charges in rape case

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Three basketball players at Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis are facing charges in connection with an alleged rape.

  • Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Lukashenko says his country is ready to host the 2019 European Games. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Belarusian capital Mink selected to host 2019 European Games

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, despite criticism of the country’s human rights record and concerns over the cost of the event.

  • Sheriff denies paper’s request for school shooting video

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have denied a newspaper’s request for video related to a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school that left a 6-year-old boy dead.

  • This is a Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016   file photo of U.S. businessman Frank McCourt, right, as he is seen with an unidentified woman in the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern  during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Lyon. Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt has taken a swift and strong first step to making the ailing club competitive again. Three days after officially taking over, he hired highly-rated coach Rudi Garcia in time for Sunday’s match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.  (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    McCourt’s moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille’s new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again.

  • Houssam-Eddin Ala, ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to Geneva speaks during the Human Rights Council that holds its 25th special session on the human rights situation in Aleppo at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations

    BEIRUT (AP) — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn’t materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi wait for their delegations during their meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that led to a series of regional realignments that have puzzled Western backers, antagonized traditional Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and brought Cairo closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

    Egypt’s fight against Islamic militancy makes enemies

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that has brought it closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its chief financial backer, Saudi Arabia.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, photo shows Barbie Fashionistas, from Mattel, on display at the annual TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Toy companies are offering products that are more inclusive, from Barbie dolls in all shapes, sizes and skin tones to baby dolls aimed at boys. Toy companies are also offering dolls that represent different disabilities. But still experts and parents say more work needs to be done. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.