• In this Nov. 23, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson holds a news conference after a rally in Pahrump, Nev.  For many African Americans _ the vast majority of them Democrats _ there are two Carsons: one a genius doctor, and an inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons, and the other a presidential candidate whose conservative politics have rocketed him to the top of the Republican primary polls.    (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson’s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.

  • Supporters of former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed participate in a protest rally in Male, Maldives, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Hundreds of opposition supporters have started a three-day long protest demanding the release of the country’s ex-president and other politicians and activists in jail. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain).

    Maldives opposition to regroup for 2nd night of protests

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders.

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  • One of two newly-acquired FA-50PH fighter jets is given a water cannon salute while taxiing on the runway upon landing Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Clark Air Base in Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. The first two of the 12 brand new fighter jets from South Korea, arrived Saturday as part of the country's modernization program and to mark the air force's return to "supersonic jet age." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippines gets 1st fighter jets in a decade amid sea feud

    CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets — the country’s first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade — as it strengthens its underfunded military amid an escalating territorial feud with China.

  • In this Aug, 12, 2005 file photo, a sign, required by law, warns of a pesticide application of methyl bromide on a field near Watsonville, Calif. Nine months after a vacationing family was nearly killed by exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories. (AP Photo/Rita Beamish, File)

    Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

  • Mexican basketball suspended by FIBA; Olympics in jeopardy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican basketball federation was suspended by world governing body FIBA on Friday because of the national government’s interference in how the sport is run.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 photo, Can Dundar, right, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, left, the paper's Ankara representative, speak to the media outside a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey. In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered the two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria. In May, the Cumhuriyet paper published what it said were images of Turkish trucks carrying ammunition to Syrian militants. (Vedat Arik/Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

  • Protesters make their way up North Michigan Avenue on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago as community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a "march for justice"  in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Protest over Chicago teen’s shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, a memorial including a cross and stuffed animals has collected at the site where a 6-year-old boy was killed in a hail of bullets fired by two law-enforcement officers during a Nov. 3 traffic stop in Marksville, La. The deadly shooting has cast a national spotlight on a small-town political feud that attracted little notice outside Marksville until the two officers, Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr., opened fire on a car carrying the boy and his father. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren’t the only ones patrolling their streets.

  • State Supreme Court to review breaking-and-entering case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will review the case of a man convicted of breaking-and-entering for placing his hand behind a window screen.

  • In this Sunday Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, provided by the New York Police Department, police stage a drill simulating an attack in an abandoned subway station in New York. Since the Paris attacks, U.S. police officials and security experts have been hammering home the hard realities of so-called "active shooter" incidents. Officials believe the best chance to preserve life is for ordinary police officers not to hesitate to charge in and kill the attackers. (New York Police Department via AP, File)

    New normal: US police respond to harsh reality of extremism

    NEW YORK (AP) — After the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and the Mumbai attack in 2008, police departments across the United States adopted a new mindset on how to deal with what they call “active shooter” incidents in which people are trapped in restaurants, theaters or other soft targets.