• Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    House chair: Planned Parenthood doesn’t need federal money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women’s health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers that accusations against her group fed by stealthily recorded videos are “offensive and categorically untrue.”

  • China's President Xi Jinping speaks at a leaders' summit on peacekeeping at United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.

  • Ali, Holder, rapper Jones among 2015 DuBois Medal recipients

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones are among the 2015 recipients of Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Medal.

  • 3 ex-UMD female coaches discuss discrimination allegations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former University of Minnesota Duluth coaches, including women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university Monday, saying they lost their jobs because they’re female and gay.

  • China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the "Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action", Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

    Leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women’s equality

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by China’s President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women’s rights activists.

  • Hulk accuses Russian fans of racism

    MOSCOW (AP) — Zenit St. Petersburg’s Brazilian striker Hulk claimed he was racially abused during a match against Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015

    France fires first airstrikes on extremists in Syria, president’s office says