• In this Sept. 30, 2015 photo, Autry Phillips, left, director of Target Area Development in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, talks with area resident Justin Garner, 27, during a walk along 79th Street. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner froze funding for the anti-violence program Operation CeaseFire because of the state budget crisis, forcing Target Area and other organizations to shut down the program at a time of year when shootings spike. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)

    Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb

    CHICAGO (AP) — Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago’s violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire.

  • Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.

  • Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud.

  • Congressional Budget Office: Budget deficit drops to $435B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional budget analysts said Wednesday that the federal government ran a deficit of $435 billion in the just-completed budget year, the smallest deficit since 2007 and well below the record shortfalls of President Barack Obama’s first term.

  • Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to US Supreme Court

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.

  • Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho picks up his ballot to vote in Portugal's general elections Sunday, Oct. 4 2015, in Massama, outside Lisbon. The last polls ahead of Sunday's election showed the center-right ruling coalition roughly level  with the center-left Socialist Party, the main opposition. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

    Exit poll: Portugal government likely re-elected

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s center-right coalition government earned another four-year term Sunday, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament.

  • Friday, October 2, 2015

    The Latest: Father of teen who survived Oregon shooting recounts her harrowing experience

  • President Barack Obama gestures as he answers question during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama: No more temporary spending bills, budget deal needed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he won’t sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.

  • Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A weak report on the U.S. jobs market is sending the stock market and the dollar sharply lower in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks, dollar sink after weak jobs report suggests slowdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain.