• Officials: UNM improves handling of sex assault cases

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials told state lawmakers Thursday that the school has taken measures to streamline a once inadequate and complicated system for investigating sexual assault on campus, while improving communication among departments tasked with handling the cases.

  • Former DNC chairman predicts new Clinton focus on economy

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former chairman of the Democratic National Committee expects the Hillary Clinton campaign to pivot toward economic issues of employment and income inequality in the final hours of the national convention and coming weeks.

  • This image released by STX Productions shows, from left, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in a scene from, "Bad Moms." (Michele K. Short/STX Productions via AP)

    Review: ‘Bad Moms’ flirts with anarchy, comes up short

    The comedy “Bad Moms ” fancies itself a “Hangover” for the PTA set. And, while a wild send-up of modern parental perfection — that insidious idea that exists only in commercials and glossy magazines — is a worthy and fresh subject for a fun summer comedy, “Bad Moms” is ultimately rather conventional.

  • A woman walks past the headquarters of 'Zaman' newspaper, after being closed by the government in Istanbul, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The European Union has called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    EU calls Turkey’s crackdown on media “worrying”

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The European Union and journalist associations expressed concern Thursday about a widening crackdown on media in Turkey, calling on Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms.

  • Ex NY basketball coach indicted on forged-transcript charges

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former head basketball coach of a New York community college has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges, prosecutors said Thursday.

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, a French police officers watches the festivities through binoculars on the roof of the town hall, during the opening night of the Bayonne festival, or "Fetes de Bayonne", in Bayonne, southwestern France.  Bayonne, the cultural capital of the French Basque country, hosts the yearly traditional Bayonne festival from July 27-31, and is expected to attract about one million people this year from all over France, Spain, and other European countries. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

    Big bags banned from Cannes beaches as attacks precaution

    PARIS (AP) — Vacationers in the French Riviera city of Cannes have been banned from bringing big bags to the beach for security reasons in hopes of deterring a terrorist attack.

  • Pope Francis is helped by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini as he stumbles on the altar as he celebrates a mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland’s holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

  • Faithful participating in World Youth Days cheer as a tram carrying Pope Francis pulls up in Krakow's Jordan Park, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Pope is on a five-day visit to Poland which will culminate with the World Youth Day on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    The Latest: Pope prays at Poland’s Black Madonna icon

    CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local):

  • Holocaust survivors Reuwen ‘Ruby’ Sosnowicz, left, and Saul Dreier, members of the Holocaust Survivor Band, wait to go on stage for a performance in the former Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes, with a 91-year-old on drums and an 88-year-old on accordion, keyboard and vocals. Among the hundreds in the audience were several Polish Christians who saved Jews during the Holocaust, part of a complex relationship between Jews and Christians in Poland that Pope Francis will encounter during a somber visit to Auschwitz on Friday.   (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

    With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, Israeli Dani Dayan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem. For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

    JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement’s face to the outside world. Next week, he’ll become the face of Israel to much of North America.