• In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. For more than a decade lawmakers have been pointing to their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Hunting for the root of immigration woes? Look to the past.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.

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  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin, lower left, step from Clinton's campaign plane as they arrive at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Calif., Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, en route to a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trump’s stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn’t look presidential.

  • Venezuela to give free housing to returning Olympians

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — None of Venezuela’s 87 Olympic athletes won gold this year, but they’re getting another prize — new homes from the government.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were moving mostly lower in early trading Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as investors looked ahead to the Fed’s meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for clues on timing for possible interest rate hikes. A drop in oil prices pulled energy companies lower, along with the broader market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks fall in early trading as oil prices decline

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most stock markets in Asia moved sideways on Tuesday as the summer doldrums and a lack of economic data ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief kept investors on the sidelines.

  • This undated photo provided by Institute of International Finance shows Charles Collyns. Collyns is the chief economist at the Institute of International Finance. Collyns spoke to The Associated Press about China's currency weakness and the strength of the country's economy. (Institute of International Finance via AP)

    Q&A: Former Treasury official Collyns on China’s currency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, the People’s Bank of China jolted financial markets by devaluing the Chinese currency. Investors were rattled again when China’s yuan — also called the renminbi, or RMB — dropped last fall. They worried that China’s economy was weaker than anyone thought and that Beijing was driving down the currency to make the country’s exports more affordable overseas.

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he leaves a campaign rally in Altoona, Pa. While Donald Trump's chief economic pitch is decrying foreign trade, the audience for his argument is shrinking by the day in the state most pivotal to his shot at the presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    In North Carolina, audience shrinking for Trump’s message

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton “owes the state of North Carolina a very big apology,” Donald Trump thundered, condemning the loss of manufacturing jobs due to free-trade deals supported by the Democratic presidential nominee.

  • High court sides with employee fired for smoking pot at work

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, joined by New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton, left, and others, meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    In spite of email controversy, Clinton holds edge over Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton can’t seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president. But faced with the choice of Donald Trump, voters seem willing to tolerate the questions it raises about Clinton’s honesty because of their distaste for the Republican nominee.

  • Competitors paddles during the men's kayak double 200m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Paralympics get a taxpayer bailout in cash-strapped Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio Games organizing committee can take public money to put on the upcoming Paralympic Games.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, A Russian Tu-22M3 bomber stands on the tarmac at an air base near Hamedan, Iran. Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday Aug. 16, from Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, widening Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria.(WarfareWW Photo via AP)

    Russia: striking Syria from Iran does not violate sanctions

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a move that could reverberate across the Middle East, Iran confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using its territory to launch airstrikes in Syria even as a second wave of Moscow’s bombers flew out of the Islamic Republic to hit targets in the war-ravaged country.