• In this August 5, 2016 photo, Asma Dawaghreh poses for a photo at her apartment in Irbid, Jordan. Her family is one of dozens uprooted every year in the kingdom under the tribal practice of “jalwa” -- Arabic for “eviction” -- in which an entire clan can be forced to relocate because of a crime committed by a family member. The ancient tribal practice was meant to prevent blood feuds, but critics say it amounts to collective punishment and is no longer practical in modern life. Jordan's parliament is now trying to curb the tradition to reduce the harm to innocents, but some say faith in tribal rules may prove stronger. (AP Photo/Layla K. Quran)

    Forced relocations raise doubts over Jordan’s tribal customs

    IRBID, Jordan (AP) — It was four in the morning when Asma Dawaghreh fled her home with her sick husband and six children. With nothing but the loose change in her pockets, she packed her family into a car and left under the cover of darkness.

  • 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.

  • Isaac Sanchez, 28, a driver for ride-hailing company Uber, prepares to speak at a press conference Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M., about Uber's extending the option to request Spanish-speaking drivers. The San Francisco-based Uber announced Monday the launch of uberESPANOL in New Mexico, the nation's most Hispanic state. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Uber expands Spanish-speaking service to New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Uber on Monday extended its option for customers to request a Spanish-speaking driver to New Mexico — the nation’s most Hispanic state by percentage of population.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, talks with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, right, during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila. Duterte said last week that he would not raise maritime disputes with China at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Laos next month, preferring to talk quietly with Chinese officials. (Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea dispute

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:

  • In a May 25, 2016 file photo, emergency personnel carrying a volunteer with simulated injuries is carried during a training exercise for an active shooter at Hopewell Elementary School, in West Chester, Ohio.  Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor calls it “bomb week,” his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

  • Lawmaker fighting ticket freeze-out in name of Springsteen

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans will crowd into MetLife Stadium three times over the next week to watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, some because they acted quickly enough to buy tickets at face value — and others because they were willing to pay more on the secondary market.

  • Farmers seek tax credit for donations to food pantries

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state’s food banks. Now they’re looking to get some credit for those good deeds — a tax credit.