• Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

  • University of Vermont axes North Carolina game over LGBT law

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont has canceled its women’s basketball team’s upcoming game in North Carolina over a state law that governs transgender bathroom access.

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets people outside on the street as she leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There’s no “glass ceiling” keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton’s gender will influence the November election. They’re just divided on whether it’s more of a curse than a blessing.

  • Afghan men walk near U.S. vehicles on guard after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The attack has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after several people were killed. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the dead included one guard, and that about 700 students had been rescued. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 10 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early on Thursday after at least 10 people were killed and dozens were wounded, a government spokesman said.

  • People celebrate in a park as they listen to the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia’s president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

  • The Latest: District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia’s capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all times local):

  • This image provided Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, by RR Auction of Boston shows the last page of an April 1934 letter from Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them. The letter, written in Bonnie Parker's neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow, is going up for auction and could fetch more than $40,000 when it's sold in September. (RR Auction via AP)

    Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

    BOSTON (AP) — Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.

  • Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal complaint accuses public schools in Virginia’s capital city of more frequently and more harshly punishing black students and those with disabilities than their classmates.

  • In this May 11, 2016, photo, a tiger roars as he sits in a nonpublic area at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo is one of at least 20 nationally who are helping The Prusten Project capture audio of tigers. Organizers are building a computer program with the zoo audio to be used to build a computer program that will be used when they start recording tigers in the wild next year. The program is expected to identify tigers by their voices, which will help determine more accurate population numbers so organizations know where to focus protection efforts. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

    Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

    VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.