• In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo, church-goers at the Norwich Chinese Christian Church in Norwich, Conn., participate in a potluck dinner following a Sunday service at the church. A Chinese immigrant community has been growing for more than a decade in Connecticut around two of the nation’s largest casinos. Many have been drawn by good-paying jobs and a quieter life. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, copies of "China's Godfather Xi Jinping" and other so-called banned books are on display at an annual book fair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong publishers unveiled their latest titles on sensitive Chinese topics at a major book fair this week even as many in the industry despaired over the chilling effect from the recent case of five missing booksellers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong booksellers braving China chill for publishers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong publishers’ latest works on sensitive Chinese topics were displayed at a book fair this week, despite the chill persisting from recent detentions of five local booksellers.

  • Top Massachusetts lawmaker makes play for NBA All-Star Game

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston is apparently out of the running for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which became available after the league decided to move the event out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy works out for Jaguars

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy on Thursday.

  • Speaker supports session to oust accused lawmaker

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a lawmaker facing possible expulsion form the Tennessee General Assembly, The Associated Press spelled one legislative leader’s first name incorrectly. The lawmaker’s name is Glen Casada, not Gled.

  • Entrepreneur Peter Thiel speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Excited by Trump, gay Republicans struggle with rest of GOP

    CLEVELAND (AP) — With five letters, Donald Trump brushed off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights — at least for a night.

  • In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Ebrima Jawara poses with his daughters Sarah, left, and Aminata, while holding a picture of his wife Fanta Darboe Jawara, who is being held in Gambia's notorious Mile 2 Central Prison, as they anxiously await her return to their Frederick, Md. home. Jawara says his wife, a naturalized U.S. citizen, has been wrongfully sentenced to three years imprisonment in Gambia following her arrest during an anti-government protest where her husband says she was a bystander during a visit to her homeland. (Bill Green/The Frederick News-Post via AP, File)

    US woman gets 3 years in Gambia; US officials ‘outraged’

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland congressional members expressed outrage Thursday after a court in Gambia sentenced a state resident to three years in prison following her arrest there during an anti-government protest led by her prominent dissident uncle.

  • In this May 18, 2010 file photo, TV personality Gretchen Carlson appears on the set of "Fox & friends" in New York.  Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is resigning from the network immediately, according to a statement by 21st Century Fox on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The decision comes amid allegations by Carlson that she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Timeline of events leading to Roger Ailes resignation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the key events leading up to Roger Ailes’ resignation from Fox News Channel, the cable-news juggernaut he built from scratch two decades ago:

  • In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. 21st Century Fox says Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid  charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

    Roger Ailes out as head of Fox News, Fox Business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.

  • This image released by the Disney Channel shows the character Elena who  becomes a crown princess in a scene from, "Elena of Avalor," premiering July 22 on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel via AP)

    Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rarefied sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937’s Snow White set the tone, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, Native American and Middle Eastern tiara-wearers. Prepare to curtsy before another fresh face: Elena, the first Latina to take the vaunted throne.