• A man wheels a boy on his bicycle past police officers as they arrive for school in the center of Brussels on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Students in Brussels have begun returning to class after a two-day shutdown over fears that a series of simultaneous attacks could be launched around the Belgian capital. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place

    BRUSSELS (AP) — After a four-day shutdown prompted by a threat alert across Brussels, schools are reopening their doors with the help of beefed up security, including police armed with machine guns.

  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

    Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

  • Israeli medics move a handcuffed Palestinian woman, who police believe attacked a man, at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Two Palestinian teenage girls stabbed a 70-year-old Palestinian man, apparently mistaken for an Israeli, with scissors outside a central Jerusalem market on Monday before they were shot by police -- in a fresh burst of violence ahead of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence ahead of Kerry visit

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier at a West Bank gas station Monday before he was killed by security forces as two Palestinian teenage girls in Jerusalem attacked a 70-year-old Palestinian, apparently mistaking him for an Israeli, in a new rash of attacks on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the region to try and calm two months of deadly violence.

  • German football marred by weekend of fan violence

    BERLIN (AP) — Despite increased security measures across German stadiums following the Paris attacks, several violent incidents involving rival fans showed soccer’s dark side this weekend.

  • Former Iowa State University employee Dennis Smith, of Des Moines, Iowa, stands in his home, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa State last year paid $650,000 to settle Smith’s lawsuit alleging he was retaliated against by superiors, including subjected to a lengthy threat assessment investigation. The case is one example of the challenges facing university threat assessment teams, which were formed on many campuses after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Effectiveness of college threat assessment teams is debated

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the fall semester began, communications professor and campus jester Kembrew McLeod organized a parody news conference to poke fun at the University of Iowa’s governing board, expecting annoyed administrators might show up.

  • Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. Levy-Pounds has been at the forefront of demonstrations alleging excessive police force against African-Americans, most recently the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis on Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

    Minneapolis protest leader shakes up civil rights politics

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As days of protests unfolded following last weekend’s shooting death of a black man by Minneapolis police, one prominent leader was a woman who had already been shaking up racial politics in the city.

  • Protesters keep warm near a fire pit in the street outside the Black Lives Matter encampment, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in front of the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct in Minneapolis. The fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a Minneapolis police officer, has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore, with the police precinct besieged by the makeshift encampment and many protesters. A candle light vigil was planned for the evening. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Activists press for answers after Minnesota police shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside a Minneapolis police precinct on a cold Friday night to call for peace and release of videos after a black man was fatally shot by an officer.

  • In this Oct. 8, 2015, photo, Justin Pace reads along with classmates during a ninth-grade Teen Talk High School class at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif. Sex education in some American high schools is evolving beyond pregnancy and disease prevention to include lessons aimed at curbing sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    High school Sex Ed teaching ‘Yes means yes’ rape prevention

    BELMONT, Calif. (AP) — This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl’s protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.

  • Detroit-area ex-officer found guilty in videotaped beating

    DETROIT (AP) — A white, former Detroit-area police officer was found guilty Thursday of assault and misconduct in the bloody beating of a black driver during a traffic stop that was captured on video.

  • Spain moves to ban Man City fan who attacked officer

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have moved to ban a Manchester City fan from sporting events in Spain for two years after he attacked a police officer in a Champions League game this month.