• Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Former UVa football player alleges hazing in lawsuit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia football player was bullied and harassed by teammates because of his learning disability and seriously injured after being forced to fight another athlete in order to prove his “manliness,” according to a federal lawsuit filed against the school this month.

  • UConn football players arrested on drug, weapons charges

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Two University of Connecticut football players have been suspended from the team after being arrested Wednesday night on drug and weapons charges following a routine traffic stop.

  • Legia's Adam Hlousek , Michal Kucharczyk and Michal Kopczynski are leaving the pitch at the end of a Champions League, Group F soccer match between Real Madrid and Legia Warsaw, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Spanish authorities release Legia fans involved in violence

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say nine Legia Warsaw fans detained before the Champions game against Real Madrid have been released but are not allowed to leave the country pending an investigation.

  • Belle Isle opening accessible, nature-themed playground

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s Belle Isle Park is unveiling a playground that offers a nature theme and wide accessibility.

  • This Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 photo teacher Mary Hizon instructs students in a class designed for refugee children at Cajon Valley Middle School in El Cajon, Calif. According to the U.S. State Department, nearly 80 percent of the more than 11,000 Syrian arrivals over the past year were children. Many of those children are enrolling in public schools around the country, including Chicago; Austin, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; and El Cajon, which received 76 new Syrian students the first week of school. (AP Photo/Christine Armario)

    Most US Syrians arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.

  • In this Sept. 5, 2016 photo, the body of alleged drug user Marcelo Salvador lies on the pavement after being shot by unidentified men in Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines. Drug dealers and drug addicts, were being shot by police or slain by unidentified gunmen in mysterious, gangland-style murders that were taking place at night. Salvador became a victim, the casualty of a vicious war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives as part of a campaign by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    In Philippine drug war, a family struggles to stay safe

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next.

  • Undecided voters Damon Holter, left, and Kyia Britts watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at Bo's 'N Mine bar and grill in River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.

  • Radio talk show host Rick Roberts speaks will a caller during his program in Dallas on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. "I want America to be America," he says. "I want some semblance of what this country used to be. It's worth protecting. It's worth defending. I don't recognize this country anymore." (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: Seeing options shrinking, white men ask why

    DALLAS (AP) — The voices cascade into the studio, denouncing political hypocrisy and media bias and disappearing values. Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook, they say; Donald Trump is presidential and successful. By the time the 16th caller reaches the air this day, the Rick Roberts show has reached an impassioned crescendo of anger and lamentation.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Takeaways: Trump refuses to commit to accepting 2016 results

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trailing in the polls, Donald Trump had little to lose in his final debate against Hillary Clinton. He still managed to send shock waves, refusing to say he would accept the results of the 2016 election if he loses.