• Group renews complaint about pre-game prayer

    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A group has renewed its complaints about prayers before Bell County High School home football games in southeastern Kentucky.

  • Firm that vetted U of M athletic director deflects criticism

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

  • Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, right, celebrates after winning the women’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. United States' Tori Bowie, left, finished third and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, middle, finished second. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Upstart American sprinter Tori Bowie takes bronze at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — Things didn’t align quite perfectly for Tori Bowie in the 100-meter final on Monday: She sliced her finger on the starting blocks before the race and, once in those blocks, struggled to get off to a fast start.

  • In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (90) celebrates a sack in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago. The NFL has suspended Bears defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff  without pay for the first three games of the season for violating its substance-abuse policy. The league announced the decision Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, without providing details. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Bears DL Ratliff suspended 3 games for substance-abuse issue

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff without pay for the first three games of the season Monday, saying he violated its substance-abuse policy.

  • Palestinian United Nations workers  hold up a banner as they demonstrate against measures the organization has taken to overcome an acute financial crisis, in Gaza City, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The protest today outside the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza headquarter was the largest in a series of demonstrations in recent weeks, called up by the agency’s Local Staff Union. The protesters say they want the UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to cancel amendments that allow him to impose a one-year unpaid leave on staff when needed and increase the number of students in classrooms. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

    UN employees in Gaza strike against cost-cutting measures

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of employees of the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency in the Gaza Strip are striking against cost-cutting measures the agency is imposing to overcome a financial crisis.

  • Alexia, a 2-year-old immigrant who entered the United States illegally with her mother from Honduras, eats breakfast at a respite house, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in San Antonio. Immigration authorities have banned two lawyers from the nation’s largest immigrant family detention center, saying they violated standards. But a coalition of immigration attorneys says the moves are unprecedented and is fighting to rescind the bans as part of its ongoing effort to improve access to clients, a key factor in whether asylum cases are allowed to proceed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    2 lawyers banned from detention center, deepens dispute

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Attorney Kim Hunter received a letter earlier this month from immigration authorities telling her she’d been banned from a family detention center in South Texas for being “belligerent” in demanding the release of her clients one late July night.

  • Correction: Immigrant Birth Certificates story

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In an Aug. 21 story about immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, The Associated Press reported erroneously that immigration authorities have been stopped and questioned by immigration officials about their children’s immigration status. The story should have said immigrant parents have been stopped and questioned by immigration officials about their children’s immigration status.

  • Brawl halts northern Indiana high school football game

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Officials halted the season-opening football game between Michigan City High School and South Bend Washington High after a fight broke out on the field.

  • Migrants run by Macedonian riot police officer on the border line with Greece, near the train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. About 39,000 people have been registered as passing through Macedonia in the past month, twice as many as the month before.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 photo, a firefighter with Fire Department of New York Engine 69/Ladder 28, the "Harlem Hilton", rushes to the firetruck after receiving a call during an FDNY block party in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. At 150 years old, the nation’s largest fire department is undergoing a massive shift in hiring and recruitment after a court ordered changes to diversity the almost all-white, all-male  department.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    At 150, FDNY is increasing diversity, with some hurdles

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a ladder truck, a rescue demonstration and a chance for children to spray a fire hose, a Harlem block party this month honored the 150-year history of the nation’s largest fire department. But the recruitment table was there to help shape a changing future.