• Friends and  family of Daniel Harris gather around a heart drawn onto Seven Oaks Drive during a candlelight vigil to remember Harris, a deaf motorist who was shot and killed by a state trooper, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, a deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn’t stop for the officer’s blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand the officer’s commands, the slain man’s family says.  (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

    Deaf driver’s shooting death by trooper under investigation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

  • 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.

  • Rhode Island reaches $25.6M deal over Schilling’s 38 Studios

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has reached a $25.6 million settlement with two of the financial backers it sued over a disastrous deal with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios video game company.

  • Visitors feed dogs at the newly opened Central Zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. One of the most popular attractions at the zoo might come as a surprise to foreign visitors. Just across the way from the hippopotamus pen and the reptile house, dozens of varieties of dogs _ including schnauzers, German shepherds, Shih Tzus and Saint Bernards _ are on display in the 'dog pavilion.' (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Lions, tigers and poodles?

  • In this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, a great white shark swims past researchers as they chum the ocean looking for sharks in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa. Extensive research by shark expert Michael Rutzen and his marine biologist partner Sara Andreotti has found that great whites off the South African coast are rapidly heading for extinction. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Off South Africa’s coast, great white sharks are threatened

    GANSBAAI, South Africa (AP) — On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this Aug. 13, 2016 photo, Aymara priests chew coca leaves before the start of a ceremony in honor of Pachamama or Mother Earth, on the outskirts of El Alto, Bolivia. According to Andean mythology, Pachamama awakens every August hungry and thirsty after the Bolivian dry season. To satiate the goddess, believers hold syncretic rituals in which they toss offerings including fruit, coca, sweets and a dead llama fetus into a bonfire and they water the soil with the warm blood of a sacrificed llama. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

    High in the Bolivian Andes, a tour of Aymara sacred sites

    EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — At a gasp-inducing 13,000 feet-plus (4,000 meters-plus) above sea level, a post marks the spot where Andean gods are said to dwell at the foot of towering, snow-covered peaks.

  • Daily fantasy sports resumes in New York state

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2016 photo, actor Aaron Paul appears during a photo session to promote his film, "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" in New York. The film opens nationwide on Sept. 2, (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

    Another off-kilter role for Aaron Paul in ‘Louis Drax’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Paul isn’t a dad, yet, but he loves playing one, however flawed that dad might be.