• In this Oct. 13, 2015 photo, Hwang You Yeon, left, points at his family’s two-volume gemological book written in 1723 at a museum commemorating one of his prominent ancestors in Paju, South Korea. Historic clan villages keep centuries-old genealogical books that they say have been handed down from generation to generation. The Yun family in Paju keeps woodblocks used to publish its family tree from 1630 to 1863; and Kim Sun Won has a modern version of genealogical books at his home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    In S. Korea, a town of Kims _ and an unusual shared history

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.

  • Functional end to veteran homelessness to grow in New Mexico

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces is among 13 cities in the country to functionally end veteran homelessness, and advocates say Albuquerque and Santa Fe aren’t far behind.

  • In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are nearly ready for harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Marijuana-friendly doctors in states with similar medical cannabis laws face starkly different treatment by government regulators. When it comes to oversight of doctors, enforcement practices vary in the 23 states allowing medical cannabis. How governments oversee pot doctors has become an issue even in more tolerant states such as California and Colorado.  (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    In medical marijuana states, ‘pot doctors’ push boundaries

    CHICAGO (AP) — The green-typeface slogan “WE’ED like to be your doctor!” —unmistakably weed-friendly — has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider’s clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago.

  • Tennessee forward Armani Moore (4) draws a charge against Nebraska forward Shavon Shields (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the consolation game at the Barclays Center Classic, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

    Nebraska beats Tennessee 82-71 in 3rd place game at Barclays

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tai Webster scored 18 points and Andrew White III had all of his 15 in the second half as Nebraska beat Tennessee 82-71 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Barclays Center Classic.

  • Tahir Elci, the head of Diyarbakir Bar Association, speaks to the media shortly before being killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Elci, a prominent lawyer, who faced a prison term on charges of supporting Turkey's Kurdish rebels, has been killed in an attack in Diyarbakir. Elci was shot on Saturday while he was making a press statement in front of a historical mosques damaged during fightings between Kurdish rebels and security forces. Elci holds a placard that reads: " Let's protect humanity heritage." (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, Georgette Dossio sit inside a makeshift tent in  Bangui, Central African Republic. Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years. (AP Photo/ Lekan Oyekanmi)

    Pope to visit Central African Republic’s divided capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.

  • In this Nov. 23, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson holds a news conference after a rally in Pahrump, Nev.  For many African Americans _ the vast majority of them Democrats _ there are two Carsons: one a genius doctor, and an inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons, and the other a presidential candidate whose conservative politics have rocketed him to the top of the Republican primary polls.    (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson’s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.

  • Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a baby carried by an aide from the crowd, after leading a Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda at the area of the Catholic Sanctuary in the Namugongo area of Kampala, Uganda Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Pope Francis is in Uganda on his first-ever trip to Africa, a six-day pilgrimage that has already taken him to Kenya and then onwards to the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    The Latest: Some Ugandans spent 20 hours awaiting pope

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’ first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

  • Protesters make their way up North Michigan Avenue on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago as community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a "march for justice"  in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Protest over Chicago teen’s shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.

  • New Mexico court orders new trial in excessive force case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial in a civil case against the city of Clovis and three police officers accused of using excessive force in restraining a man in 2006.