• Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ approach to illegal immigration

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, photo Ashik Uddin gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press outside the Al-Furqan Jame mosque in the Ozone Park neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.  The shooting of an imam and his assistant near their New York mosque has unnerved Muslim residents of the Ozone Park section of Queens.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Imam’s shooting death shakes storied immigrant neighborhood

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman, police said, was Hispanic. His two victims were Bangladeshi Muslims, one an imam, shot without provocation on their way home from their mosque.