• Aberdeen schools settle lawsuit with former basketball coach

    ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Former Aberdeen High School basketball coach Roy Hazzle accepted $15,000 to settle his discrimination lawsuit against the Aberdeen School District.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto, center, and Rudy Gobert, right, fight for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

    Durant, Thunder rout Jazz 111-89

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant quickly answered any questions about his hamstring injury.

  • 2015 AP Northeast Inland All-District Team

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2015 Associated Press Northeast Inland All-District football team, as selected by a media panel from the district:

  • NY Gaming Commission proposes new race horse drug rules

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have fined one of horse racing’s winningest trainers and say they’re pursuing new equine drug regulations after a probe into abuse allegations by an animal-rights group.

  • This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird in a scene from the film, "Carol." The film was released on Friday, Nov. 20. (Wilson Webb/The Weinstein Company via AP)

    With lessons for today, movies bring back the ’50s

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of unexpected strikes from overseas. Battles over First Amendment rights. Simmering tensions of inequality.

  • Laupie Yasui sits for an interview with photos of her father Minoru Yasui on a table in her daughters home in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Laupie Yasui will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father this week. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Opponent of Japanese-Americans’ WWII treatment to be honored

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a civil rights attorney being honored posthumously this week with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for challenging the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II are alarmed by recent opposition to Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.

  • Israeli medics move a handcuffed Palestinian woman, who police believe attacked a man, at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Two Palestinian teenage girls stabbed a 70-year-old Palestinian man, apparently mistaken for an Israeli, with scissors outside a central Jerusalem market on Monday before they were shot by police -- in a fresh burst of violence ahead of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence ahead of Kerry visit

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier at a West Bank gas station Monday before he was killed by security forces as two Palestinian teenage girls in Jerusalem attacked a 70-year-old Palestinian, apparently mistaking him for an Israeli, in a new rash of attacks on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region to try and calm two months of deadly violence.

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, file photo, the United Auto Workers chief Ford negotiator, Jimmy Settles, center, speaks, during a news conference on the proposed 2015 UAW-Ford contract at Local 600 in Dearborn, Mich. With Detroit automakers profitable once again, the union promised big gains in its new contracts with Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. But while the contracts completed in the past two weeks contain generous wage increases and profit-sharing, passage was surprisingly difficult. Many dissenters said the leadership failed to win back enough of the painful concessions they made when the automakers were struggling. (Daniel Mears /Detroit News via AP, File)

    United Auto Workers stung by tough contract talks

    DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — The United Auto Workers union started the year with a roar. It’s ending with a grumble.

  • New Mexico bishops ‘pray’ for driver’s license compromise

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Catholic bishops said Monday they hope a proposed compromise among state lawmakers will continue to allow immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver’s licenses and also make the state compliant under the federal REAL ID act.

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 photo, Cuban migrants line up for breakfast given to them by an evangelical church, outside of the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Thousands of Cuban migrants have been able to make the trip to the U.S. thanks to a constant flow of information between migrants starting the journey and those who have just completed it. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) — As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.