• U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife, Cindy McCain, leave a polling station after voting, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Phoenix. McCain is seeking the Republican nomination in Arizona's primary election. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

    PHOENIX (AP) — Primary challenges to two of the state’s longest-serving Republicans are drawing attention as Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about a federal appeals court upholding a ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to their home countries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that some of the women seeking asylum were from Ecuador. The women were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, not Ecuador.

  • Judge to hear objections to closing church shooting hearing

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge will hear from news media organizations objecting closing a hearing in the trial of the man charged in the deaths of nine black church members in Charleston.

  • Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff reacts during her impeachment trial at the Federal Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Rousseff's scheduled appearance during her impeachment trial is the culmination of a fight going back to late last year, when opponents in Congress presented a measure seeking to remove her from office. Her accusers say she hurt the economy with budget manipulations; she argues she did nothing wrong and is being targeted by corrupt lawmakers. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil’s Rousseff to address Senate in trial over her future

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil’s suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a “usurper,” calling the drive to oust her a “coup” and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they oust a democratically elected leader on false charges.

  • Signs mark a Wal-Mart store and a Spec's liquor store across the street from each other along Loop 336 in Conroe, Texas, in this Aug. 26, 2016, photo. Spec's, one of the state's largest liquor store chains, belongs to the Texas Package Stores Association, a trade group that has received court approval to join the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in a lawsuit Wal-Mart has filed against the agency that dispenses liquor licenses. Wal-Mart wants to begin selling bottled liquor in Texas but contends it is prevented by TABC rules that are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk)

    Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market

    HOUSTON (AP) — Wal-Mart’s court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with a fist bump during his visit to the Philippine Army's Camp Mateo Capinpin at Tanay township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. Since Duterte unleashed a massive anti-drug crackdown after taking office barely two months ago, nearly 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed. He has called the pope a son of a bitch, the U.S. ambassador gay, the United Nations inutile, and threatened to declare martial law if the Supreme Court meddles in his work. But, according to a survey early last month, he has the support of nearly 91 percent of Filipinos. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”

  • In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the Port of Los Angeles, with some cargo loading cranes in the upright and idle position, are seen in this view from the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. In this angry election year, many American voters are skeptical about free trade, or hostile to it. The backlash threatens a pillar of U.S. policy: The United States has long sought global trade. Economists say imports cut prices for consumers and make the U.S. more efficient. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

  • FILE- In this April 20, 2015, file photo, a sidewalk leads to the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A federal judge ruled Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state’s bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory.

  • Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

  • Judge won’t dismiss Pierre-Paul privacy lawsuit against ESPN

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident.