• A Syrian refugee man carrying his daughter rushes to the beach as he arrives on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Sunday, Oct. 4 , 2015. The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a “noticeable drop” this week in arrivals of refugees by sea into Greece - as the total figure for the year nears the 400,000 mark. Overall, the UNHCR estimates 396,500 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean this year with seventy percent of them are from war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

  • A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy walks past Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore.  Armed with multiple guns, suspect Chris Harper-Mercer walked into a class at Snyder Hall on Thursday, killing nine and wounding several others before taking his own life. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.

  • 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) — A series of grisly Palestinian attacks that killed several Israeli civilians has prompted the government to take unprecedented security measures amid growing public debate over whether the specter of another Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, is on the horizon.

  • 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.”

  • This image posted on a militant website on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show Mohammed Dalaeen, a son of Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen. The 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. (Militant website via AP)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Lacey Scroggins, left, is comforted by her mother Lisa Scroggins during a church service at the New Beginnings Church of God, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Lacey Scroggins is a survivor of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A pastor whose daughter survived last week’s deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that “violence will not have the last word” in this southern Oregon timber town.

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015

    The Latest: Uncle of crewmember says El Faro had modern lifeboats, unsure if they used them

  • 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.