• Protesters hold anti-war placards in front of the National Diet building during a rally in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Thousands of Japanese protested outside the parliament a set of security bills designed to expand the role the country's military. The bills - a cornerstone of Prime Minister's Shinzo Abe's move to shore up Japan's defenses in the face of growing threats in the region - are expected to pass next month despite criticism they undermine Japan’s post-war pacifism. A placard at bottom center reads "No War, No Nuke." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan’s Diet

    TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.

    Updated: 10:27 am

  • Activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) gather on a main road in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during a rally Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Huge Malaysia rally for Najib’s resignation enters 2nd day

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.

  • Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLE

    Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

    Updated: 3:24 pm

  • Waveland fireman Tim Burchett rings a bell each time a name of an area resident killed by Hurricane Katrina is read at a 10th anniversary memorial service, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Waveland, Miss.,(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.

  • Sculptures depicting Chinese suffering during World War II are seen at a park near the Memorial Museum of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Combined with pervasive patriotic education that goes to great lengths in detailing Japanese atrocities, Chinese authorities have ordered TV stations to fill their channels with dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy from Sept. 1-5 to ensure that the Chinese public - generation after generation - always remembers the country’s past humiliation as well as the bitter but valiant efforts to resist the Japanese. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan 70 years ago.

  • Sugar Shane Mosley stops Mayorga in 6th round of rematch

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Sugar Shane Mosley stopped Ricardo Mayorga late in the sixth round Saturday night, winning a rematch between the veteran fighters.

  • Saturday, August 29, 2015

    Poland’s fraught Holocaust history fuels debate over remembering heroic rescuers of Jews

    Updated: 4:00 pm

  • In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, Southern California pays against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles has agreed to a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee that will make it America's bid city for the 2024 Olympics if the city council signs off on it next week. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

    AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

    Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week.

    Updated: 6:06 am

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listens during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fischer said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank’s target level have likely begun to fade.

  • Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.