• ASEAN leaders from left, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's Prime Minister Joko Widodo and Myanmar's President Thein Sein join their hands as they pose for photographers after the signing ceremony of the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    SE Asia creates economic community, but challenges remain

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thirteen years after mooting the idea, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than both the European Union and North America, and one that hopes to compete with China and India.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, photo, University of Massachusetts Amherst student Evandro Tavares speaks to students gathered to highlight issues from racial inclusion to student debt, during a march at the Student Union on the UMass campus in Amherst, Mass. UMass administrators held a "listening session" the following day where students expressed their need to see more faculty of color in the classroom, those who are more familiar with their experiences as students of color. (Carol Lollis/Daily Hampshire Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Missouri would likely be alone with 10 percent black faculty

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.