• Palestinians carry an injured man during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Israeli troops shot and wounded at least 18 Palestinians in violence during an arrest raid in the Jenin refugee camp, a Palestinian hospital director said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel’s prime minister vowed a “harsh offensive” to counter rising violence.

    Updated: 7:54 am

  • Pope Francis raises the book of the Gospels as he celebrates the opening Mass of the Synod of bishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope opens family meeting and sparks are expected to fly

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world’s bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn’t judge and must “seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy.”

    Updated: 3:16 am

  • Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.

    Updated: 5:00 am

  • Colorado and Oregon football fans wait out multiple weather delays before an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Colorado-Oregon pay tribute to shooting victims before game

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — There was a moment of silence before the Oregon-Colorado football game Saturday night at Folsom Field for the people who died in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

  • This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (MySpace via AP Photo)

    Survivor: Gunman spared ‘lucky one’ to give police message

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.

    Updated: 6:09 am

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Pope opens family meeting: Marriage is forever, but church must accept wounded couples

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • The remains of a concrete canopy that collapsed sit in front of North Iredell High School on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Olin, N.C. A box truck hit one of the canopy supports and the awning then fell on a group of band students. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

    Official: 25 hurt in collapse of concrete awning at school

    OLIN, N.C. (AP) — A concrete canopy collapsed Saturday on a group of band students who had gathered outside a North Carolina high school shortly before a competition, leaving 25 people injured, authorities said.

  • Sheriff's deputies man a roadblock on the road leading to Umpqua Community College Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, 26, walked in a classroom at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding several others. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    More police refusing to name shooters for fear of copycats

    The sheriff detailed how a shooter armed with several guns walked into a Thursday morning writing class at a rural Oregon community college and killed nine people. He described how investigators found still more weapons at the man’s home.

  • In this July 5, 2012 photo, Paula Cooper poses for a photograph in the kitchen of the Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind. In 1986, Cooper became one of the youngest inmates on death row, a year after the stabbing of 78-year-old Ruth Pelke. In 1989, the Indiana Supreme Court spared Cooper's life, citing a recent state law and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred executions of those under 16. (AP Photo/The Times, Sarah Tompkins)  CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: THE TIMES, SARAH TOMPKINS

    Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can’t escape past

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, photo, Alabama Probate Judge Nick Williams laughs in a court room at the Washington County court house in Chatom, Ala. Williams, also a Baptist minister in Washington County, is among those who have stopped issuing any marriage licenses.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.