• In this May 18, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees' Aroldis Chapman throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Chapman in a trade with the Yankees on Monday, July 25. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

    CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.

  • FILE- In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement in Berlin, Germany, on the Munich attack. Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. Anxiety over Germany's ability to cope with last year's flood of more than 1 million registered asylum seekers first surged following a series of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne during New Year celebrations.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed

    BERLIN (AP) — Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism.

  • In this Saturday, July 16, 2016 photo, brothers Montrell White, 22, left, and Edwin White, 18, visit their childhood neighborhood for a potluck organized by young civil rights activists in the Estell Village subsidized apartment complex in the Highland Hills area of Dallas. The Whites say the neighborhood has been overrun with drugs and guns since they were kids. A rag tag group of young activists in this city have tried to raise awareness about the geographical segregation and unequal access to opportunities that continue to dog this city of 1.3 million people. (AP Photo/ Emily Schmall)

    In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a woman looks at a handgun at the Glock booth at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP-GfK poll finds clear divisions in views on gun limits

    A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Supporters watch Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak on a outdoor screen in downtown on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, during the final day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Tensions gave way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety.

  • Polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy works out for Jaguars

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

  • In this June 29, 2016 photo, 3-year-old, Devon Quinn, rests in his hospital bed after being shot while sitting in a car with his father on Father's Day after visiting relatives in Chicago. With a spike in killings and shootings this year in Chicago, statistics show more bullets are hitting children as they do normal kid things like play with sparklers, draw on the sidewalk or hold a mother’s hand. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Gunfire often connected to gangs hitting Chicago children

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 FILE photo, Yale's Jack Montague, right, passes the ball around SMU's Markus Kennedy during an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas. Montague's attorney said he was expelled from Yale in Feb. 2016, because of a sexual assault allegation. Montague filed a federal lawsuit over the expulsion, alleging the school mishandled information that originated with someone other than the alleged victim. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Should schools punish in sex cases when there’s no accuser?

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim.