• The Latest: District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia’s capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all times local):

  • Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal complaint accuses public schools in Virginia’s capital city of more frequently and more harshly punishing black students and those with disabilities than their classmates.

  • This photo taken Aug. 22, 2016 shows Ike Jenkins, right, and James Smith in East Cleveland, Ohio. Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound rhetorical outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take the message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture instead to the inner cities he has started talking about at rallies. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow)

    Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.

  • Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver on July 6, 2016. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

    The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

  • In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Amy Robach attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York.  Robach has apologized for using a term for African Americans on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program. After the broadcast, Robach released a statement explaining she had meant to say “people of color.”
She called the incident “a mistake” and “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach says on-air racial slur ‘a mistake’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying “colored people” on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program.

  • Diana Downard, 26, a Bernie Sanders supporter who now says she will vote for Hillary Clinton, has drinks with friends at a pub in Denver on July 6, 2016. "Millennials have been described as apathetic, but they're absolutely not," says Downard "Millennials have a very nuanced understanding of the political world." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

    The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

  • In a May 31, 2014 file photo, acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith is shown signing a book for a fan in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Fall is the time for "big books," whatever the page length, and some of the top fiction authors from around the world have new works coming in 2016, including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rabih Alameddine, Emma Donoghue, Jonathan Safran Foer and Michael Chabon. (AP Photo/David McFadden, File)

    Rich season of fiction expected this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the weightiest novel this fall, or most any season, Alan Moore has the grandest ambition.

  • Bronze medal winner United States' Ashley Spencer celebrates after the women's 400-meter hurdles final ahead of , right, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    #Blackgirlmagic takes spotlight at Olympics

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrea Lawful-Sanders has a ritual for cheering the black heroines of the Summer Olympics.

  • Baltimore ends contract with lawyer accused of Neo-Nazi ties

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore terminated its contract with a lawyer Thursday after a published report said he supported Neo-Nazi groups.