• Workers for the Red Crescent pull dead migrants from the water and place them in orange-and-black body bags laid out on the waterfront in Zuwara, about 105 kilometers (65 miles) west of Tripoli, Libya, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Two ships went down Thursday off the western Libyan city, where Hussein Asheini of the Red Crescent said over 100 bodies had been recovered. About 100 people were rescued, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, with at least 100 more believed to be missing. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

    Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

    VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

  • This March 15, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Vatican says Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, was found dead in his Vatican room early Friday: the Vatican prosecutor ordered an immediate autopsy. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz, File)

    Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.

  • Migrants wait to disembark from Swedish ship Poseidon at the Palermo harbor, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The Poseidon rescued 569 people off the Libyan coast in two different operations, finding 51 more dead migrants in the skull of on of the boats. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 2,400 people have died at sea so far this year making the crossing. More than 110,000 migrants have been rescued and brought to southern Italian ports. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe’s shores make their way around the world.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photo, a Hindu devotee performs a holy dip in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India. Water is central to many religions: Christians perform baptisms, Orthodox Jews seek ritual purity in mikvah baths, Muslims wash themselves before prayer. To the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water, which is far from the cleanest you could find, is reverential. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    India’s polluted waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival

    NASIK, India (AP) — It’s just water, and far from the cleanest you could find. Raw sewage often flows in the Godavari River, bringing with it high bacteria levels. Residue from sand mining can cloud the water. Farm pesticides leech through the soil.

  • In this July 29, 2015, photo, Work to Ride participant Marisol Jimenez, 9, prepares the pony Lyric for a ride in Philadelphia. Marisol's mother decided to get Marisol involved in Work to Ride, a non-profit program at the Chamounix Equestrian Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.”

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday.

  • Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois this week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. He was kidnapped and killed Aug. 28, 1955, and his body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River three days later. An all-white jury acquitted two white men charged in the slaying.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note, but has the storm passed?

  • Ruling could undermine McDonald’s stance on workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

  • Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League — the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.