• Chevelle Washington, right, sits in the hospital room of her sister, Chelette Price, in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. One profound change wrought by Hurricane Katrina was the splitting of families as a mass evacuation from chaotic New Orleans sent thousands, including Washington's family, to the safety of other cities. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together

    HOUSTON (AP) — Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington’s modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids’ shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.

  • Blankets cover the view on a truck that is investigated at a veterinary border station as a hearse passes by at the Austrian/Hungarian border in Nickelsdorf, Austria, Friday, Aug 28, 2015. The truck was found parked on a main Austrian highway on Thursday with 71 migrants suffocated to death. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Bodies of 71 migrants who died in truck taken to morgue

    NICKELSDORF, Austria (AP) — An overpowering stench of death came from the truck on Austria’s border with Hungary as workers unloaded the bodies of some of the 71 migrants who perished trapped inside the vehicle they hoped would take them to a better life.

    Updated: 1:05 pm

  • Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico’s largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.

    Updated: 2:06 pm

  • Workers for the Red Crescent pull dead migrants from the water and place them in orange-and-black body bags laid out on the waterfront in Zuwara, about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Two ships went down Thursday off the western Libyan city, where Hussein Asheini of the Red Crescent said over 100 bodies had been recovered. About 100 people were rescued, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, with at least 100 more believed to be missing. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

    Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

    VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

    Updated: 2:24 pm

  • Migrants wait to disembark from Swedish ship Poseidon at the Palermo harbor, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The Poseidon rescued 569 people off the Libyan coast in two different operations, finding 51 more dead migrants in the skull of on of the boats. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 2,400 people have died at sea so far this year making the crossing. More than 110,000 migrants have been rescued and brought to southern Italian ports. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe’s shores make their way around the world.

  • In this July 29, 2015, photo, Work to Ride participant Marisol Jimenez, 9, prepares the pony Lyric for a ride in Philadelphia. Marisol's mother decided to get Marisol involved in Work to Ride, a non-profit program at the Chamounix Equestrian Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.”

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, but has the storm passed?

    Updated: 4:01 pm

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo Erin Stennis poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Stennis helped a lawmaker pass legislation allowing California taxpayers to donate to colon cancer prevention after her husband died of the disease in 2003. Stennis says it's a missed opportunity that the state hasn't spent any of the  donations on cancer awareness a decade after the legislation passed. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    AP EXCLUSIVE: California tax donations lost in bureaucracy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn’t been spent.

  • In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, sitting in her home in Butte, Mont., Jennifer Blaz, 34, holds the small hand print, hair clipping and footprint given to her by the hospital after the death of her daughter, Mattisyn, in 2013. Earlier in the day, Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. In a document obtained by The Associated Press in August 2015, the federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with required details about children who die from abuse and neglect. The AP obtained the letter from Montana officials after filing a federal Freedom of Information Act with HHS. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)

    Feds warns Montana it faces cutoff of abuse program funding

    The federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with mandatory details about children who die from abuse and neglect.

  • Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, celebrates after winning the women’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. United States' Tori Bowie, left, finished third and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, middle, finished second. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Upstart American sprinter Tori Bowie takes bronze at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Things didn’t align quite perfectly for Tori Bowie in the 100-meter final on Monday: She sliced her finger on the starting blocks before the race and, once in those blocks, struggled to get off to a fast start.