• California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves as arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Francis, speaking Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

    A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here’s a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

  • Surrounded by the media, David Moore, center, and his partner David Ermold attempt to apply for a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the US Supreme Court was denied, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    The Latest: No marriage licenses at Kentucky clerk’s office

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):

    Updated: 9:28 am

  • Migrants demonstrate  in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept.  1, 2015, after the police stopped them from getting on a train to Germany and evacuated the station. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

    The Latest: Fights, scuffles at Greece’s northern border

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

    Updated: 9:32 am

  • In this Aug. 19, 2015, photo, children play with Play-Doh at Kids Safe Zone community center in Baltimore. The clubhouse, which occupies an abandoned laundromat, opened in June in response to unrest that ripped through the neighborhood’s streets and marked the beginning of the most violent summer the city has seen in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence

    BALTIMORE (AP) — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore.

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and “God’s authority” — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

    Updated: 9:01 am

  • A long queue of vehicles  waits  on the M1 motorway near the border between Hungary and Austria near Mosonmagyarovar, 158 km northwest from Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The line has reached 20 kilometers as every vehicle capable of smuggling people is checked  at the border after 71 migrants were found dead in a truck Thursday.   (Csaba Krizsan/MTI via AP)

    Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.

  • A boy flashes a victory sign as he arrives with other refugees in a train from Budapest at the main train station in the Austrian capital Vienna Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Christian Bruna)

    EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.

  • APNewsBreak: Email shows U. Iowa ‘mandate’ for female coach

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a female be hired over male candidates for an assistant track coaching job regardless of qualifications, an internal email from the head coach alleges.

  • Correction: LULAC-Board Dispute story

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a New Mexico Democrat’s elected position with LULAC, The Associated Press reported that the LULAC’s bylaws prohibit elected officials from serving on the national board if they receive “wage compensation or enumeration.” LULAC National Executive Director Brent A. Wilkes said there was a typo in the bylaws and it should have said “wage compensation or remuneration.”