• Probe opens into French restaurateur’s anti-Muslim tirade

    PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened an investigation into suspected racial discrimination after two Muslim women said they were ordered out of a restaurant amid tension over France’s burkinis controversy.

  • The Rev. James W. Goolsby, Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, left, and the Rev. Scott Dickison, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Christ, right, pose for a photo at Dickison's church in Macon, Ga., on Monday, July 11, 2016. There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon _ one black and one white. Two years ago, Dickison and Goolsby met to try to find a way the congregations, neighbors for so long, could become friends. They’d try to bridge the stubborn divide of race. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

    Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

  • Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at her office in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Tokyo's first female leader says she will use her platform to host a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly 2020 Olympics and push a women's rights agenda that she hopes will be a model for Japan's central government. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    AP Interview: Tokyo leader vows Olympics, policy leadership

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s first female leader said Monday that she will use her platform to host a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly 2020 Olympics and push a women’s rights agenda that she hopes will be a model for Japan’s central government.

    Updated: 5:30 am

  • In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, Uygar Ozdemir, 36, high school sports teacher speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Istanbul. Teachers caught up in one of biggest dragnets in Turkish history as government seeks to root out followers of Islamic cleric it blames for coup attempt. Ozdemir had been suspended from his job in an Istanbul school, accused of providing financial support for a terrorist organization and promoting the organization on social media. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Suspended Turkish teachers caught up in post-coup crackdown

    ISTANBUL (AP) — It was a notice received by tens of thousands of professionals in the aftermath of Turkey’s failed coup, and one that profoundly shocked Uygar Ozdemir.

    Updated: 1:36 am

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, Indira Adhikari, left, and Suman Adhikari are seen at their home in Kathmandu, Nepal. The mother and son have very little hope of getting justice for Muktinath Adhikari, who was dragged out of a classroom he was teaching, tied to a tree and riddled with bullets by alleged maoists for refusing to part with a portion of his salary to fuel their rebellion. Now the very same rebels are politicians controlling the nation's government and want everyone to forgive and forget what happened during the conflict. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Survivors of Nepal insurgency fear crimes will go unpunished

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The image of the teacher’s body tied to a tree and riddled with bullets still haunts his son 14 years later. Communist militants allegedly dragged the Nepalese man from the class he was teaching and then killed him for refusing to give part of his salary to fund their bloody rebellion.

  • The Rev. James W. Goolsby, Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, left, and the Rev. Scott Dickison, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Christ, right, pose for a photo at Dickison's church in Macon, Ga., on Monday, July 11, 2016. There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon _ one black and one white. Two years ago, Dickison and Goolsby met to try to find a way the congregations, neighbors for so long, could become friends. They’d try to bridge the stubborn divide of race. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

    Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

    Updated: 10:35 pm

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the end of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America — specifically when it comes to race relations.

  • 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.

  • TWU volleyball coach quits, says not related to ill players

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Woman’s University volleyball coach Shelly Barberee has resigned after being on personal leave when eight players got sick and were hospitalized for muscle issues.

  • FILE- In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade speaks during a news conference in Chicago. A family spokesman says a cousin of Wade's was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 25, while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city's South Side. Wade posted on Twitter: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal." (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim, File)

    2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade’s cousin

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday.