• U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference held with Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, at Lancaster house in London, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Pentagon head: US to change Syrian rebel training program

    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is abandoning its goal of having America’s military train a new force of moderate Syrian rebels, turning its focus to equipping, arming and supporting established groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday.

  • Afghan refugees gather around a fire to warm themselves from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens, early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year, seeking sanctuary or jobs and sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    The Latest: Migrant arrivals in Greece rise sharply

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

    Updated: 7:05 pm

  • Correction: Libya story

    SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.

  • New Mexico grants approval for Xcel solar purchase

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators have cleared the way for Xcel Energy to buy solar power from two generating stations that will be built near Roswell.

  • Houcine Abassi, secretary general of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), right, is congratulated by unidentified union members in his office at the headquarters in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Abassi is one of the four members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet to be awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. (AP Photo)

    Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia’s newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 photo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his Jerusalem office. Barkat, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. In the interview Barkat urged other licensed gun owners to follow his lead. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor defends gun display

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. He says he’s helping keep his city safe.

  • In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, a foreigner, second from right, walks on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The recent killings of two foreigners in the country - an Italian and a Japanese - has spooked tourists and expatriates in the impoverished South Asian nation, raising alarms about whether Islamic radicals are gaining a foothold and whether foreigners are safe in the moderate, secular nation. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

    Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.

  • In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone outside the Elysee Palace in Paris after Hollande awarded Stone and two friends with the French Legion of Honor for subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound train three days earlier. Stone is in stable condition Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after being stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., according to an Air Force spokesman. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

    US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack was upgraded from serious to fair condition Friday as he recovered from three stab wounds suffered in a late-night attack near a bar, UC Davis Medical Center officials said Friday, indicating that his vital signs are stable and normal and he is conscious.

  • In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly celebrate the adoption of the new constitution in Tunis, Tunisia. A Tunisian democracy group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contributions to the first and most successful Arab Spring movement. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" in the North African country following its 2011 revolution. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine, File)

    The Latest: Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in Oslo

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

  • This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Pent-up investor demand fueled a jump in Shanghai stocks after Chinese markets reopened Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, following an extended holiday but other world bourses were lackluster ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Asian stocks gain on hopes Fed won’t hike rates this year

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening modestly higher, keeping the market on track for its best week this year.