• In this photo taken Jan. 5, 2011, then-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are pictured after a ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Often called Hillary Clinton’s second daughter, Huma Abedin is a deeply trusted aide who is rarely far apart from the Democratic presidential nominee. She’s also a confidante subjected to a similar level of attention and scrutiny as her longtime boss.

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  • FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2006 file photo, a Palestinian boy is seen through various campaign posters for Palestinian parliamentary elections, hanging over a street in the al-Amari refugee camp, near the West Bank town of Ramallah. Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 -- a vote for 425 mayors and local councils in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Sept. 8, 2016. Each side hopes the election will give it a foothold in what has been the other's exclusive territory since mutual purges in 2007. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Rivals Hamas, Fatah gear up for first election since 2006

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

  • A view of the Conseil d'Etat, France's top administrative court, in Paris, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches. (AP Photo/Thomas Padilla)

    Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

    PARIS (AP) — France’s top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.

  • A bylaw forbidding women to wear burkini is posted on an information panel at a public beach in Villeneuve-Loubet, French Riviera, southern France, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. France's top administrative court has overturned Villeneuve-Loubet's burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 photo, handcuffed to another prisoner, Marvin Quintanilla Ramos, center, an evangelical pastor accused by El Salvador Police to be the financier of Mara Salvatrucha gang, is walked out after a court hearing in San Salvador, El Salvador. Prosecutors allege that Ramos used his pastoral credentials to access prisons so he could conspire with jailed leaders of the gang. Religion, they say, was a facade to mask his real work: helping run Mara Salvatrucha’s street operations and directing its finances at a key moment when gangs are facing a tough crackdown by the government and are moving to diversify their criminal operations and become more corporate in makeup and structure. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

    In El Salvador, ‘gang pastor’ alleged to be crime financier

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Walking out of prison three years ago, Marvin Ramos Quintanilla seemed to turn over a new leaf after a life of crime and gangland violence.

  • UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — In an Aug. 23 story about the threat of terrorist groups obtaining weapons of mass destruction, The Associated Press reported incorrectly that Interpol had seized an Islamic State group laptop in 2014 in Syria owned by a Tunisian chemistry and physics student that contained information on developing biological weapons. The laptop was not seized by Interpol, but by another rebel group, Interpol says.

  • In this August 17, 2016 photo, men wait outside a fenced area at the Dibaga Camp for displaced people, where newcomers are interrogated before being allowed to stay, in Hajj Ali, northern Iraq. As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger recruits, according to residents. The accounts pointed to the difficulties the extremist group is facing as Iraqi forces backed by the United States prepare for an assault on Mosul. (AP Photo/Alice Martins)

    IS struggles to retain grip as it loses ground in Iraq

    DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq (AP) — As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger and younger recruits, according to residents who fled battleground territories.