• Aspiring nun crowdfunds to pay off $12K student loan debt

    CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online appeal to get the money.

  • Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination’s ban on same-sex relationships.

  • A public works truck blocks the street entrance, Friday, July 15, 2016, during a celebration of Bastille Day in Boston. Scores of people were killed Thursday night after a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    France attacker called volatile, showed no jihadist links

    NICE, France (AP) — The rogue driver who turned a night of fireworks and fun into the worst carnage the French resort city of Nice has seen in decades appeared aloof and menacing to his neighbors and family, while authorities said Saturday that he had recently turned to religious extremism.

  • In this July 14, 2016 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks in Indianapolis. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says on Twitter that he has picked Pence as his running mate. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Running mate Mike Pence: Conservative but not angry about it

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, applauds Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., left, during a campaign event to announce Pence as the vice presidential running mate on, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in New York. Trump called Pence "my partner in this campaign" and his first and best choice to join him on a winning Republican presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump presented running mate Mike Pence to the nation Saturday, hailing the Indiana governor as his “first choice” and “my partner in the campaign.” But he left no doubt in a sometimes awkward event that Pence’s role will surely be as sidekick to the businessman-turned-reality-star-turned-politician at the top of the ticket.

  • In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Turkish Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa. A lawyer for the Turkish government, Robert Amsterdam, said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the Friday, July 15, 2016, coup attempt of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania. He said he and his firm "have attempted repeatedly to warn the U.S. government of the threat posed" by Gulen and his movement. (AP Photo/Selahattin Sevi, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: The cleric being blamed for Turkey coup attempt

    In a story July 15 about a Muslim cleric accused of being behind a coup attempt in Turkey, The Associated Press misspelled the Turkish president’s first name. He is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not Recip Tayyip Erdogan.