• Holocaust survivors Reuwen ‘Ruby’ Sosnowicz, left, and Saul Dreier, members of the Holocaust Survivor Band, wait to go on stage for a performance in the former Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes, with a 91-year-old on drums and an 88-year-old on accordion, keyboard and vocals. Among the hundreds in the audience were several Polish Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust, part of a complex relationship between Jews and Christians in Poland that Pope Francis will encounter during a somber visit to Auschwitz on Friday.   (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

    With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, Israeli Dani Dayan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

    JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America.

  • Humaira Bibi, sister of Zulfikar Ali, convicted of drug crimes, cries in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The sister of a Pakistani convicted of drug crimes has appealed the Indonesian government to spare the life of her ailing brother who is expected to be executed by a firing squad along with 12 others in the next 48 hours. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Indonesia rebuffs UN, EU appeals to halt looming executions

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified Thursday at the prison island where the death row inmates are held.

    Updated: 12:29 am

  • Pope Francis talks from the Archbishops' Palace in Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Francis came on a five-day visit to Poland to join hundreds of thousands of young people from around the globe for celebrations of the World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Pope visits Krakow convent ahead of Mass at Polish shrine

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis has held a private meeting with an order of nuns at a convent in Krakow ahead of a visit to Poland’s holiest shrine on the second day of visit to the country.

  • In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, University of Louisville president James Ramsey addresses the media in Louisville, Ky.  University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action by the school's new board at a special meeting Wednesday, July 27, signals the end of an era. Ramsey has led the university for 14 years. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    University of Louisville president’s resignation accepted

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees on Wednesday accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

  • Cowboys’ Gregory facing longer suspension over new violation

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory is facing a longer suspension over another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and owner Jerry Jones says he doesn’t expect to see the troubled player at training camp in California.

  • Gloria Darden, center, the mother of Freddie Gray, wipes away tears at a news conference held by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after prosecutors dropped remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were awaiting trial in Freddie Gray’ death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    The Latest: Baltimore’s likely next mayor speaks about Gray

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):

  • In this July 25, 2016 photo, actor Matt Damon poses for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his latest film, "Jason Bourne." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Damon’s company is taking steps to address diversity crisis

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School. They’re the latest high-profile names in the industry who are throwing their weight behind the goal of inclusion, including J.J. Abrams and Ryan Murphy.

  • Tennessee to have 9 high school football classes in 2017

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (AP) — High school football in Tennessee will have nine separate classifications starting in 2017.

    Updated: 5:12 pm

  • Pope Francis salutes faithful and pilgrims on his way to the royal Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Pope Francis has been greeted in Poland by President Andrzej Duda and hundreds of singing and cheering people as he arrived at the airport in Krakow. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Pope Francis: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions

    KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the slaying of an elderly priest during Mass in a church in the French countryside, warned grimly Wednesday that the world is at war, but cautioned against labeling it a war among religions.

    Updated: 3:15 pm