• People help a wheelchair user board a train with others, heading towards Serbia, at the transit camp for refugees near the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Several thousand migrants and refugees enter daily from Greece into Macedonia on their way through the Balkans towards the more prosperous European Union countries. More than 500,000 people have arrived this year in EU seeking sanctuary or jobs, sparking the EU's biggest refugee emergency in decades. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    The Latest: France proposes EU border corps

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

    Updated: 11:53 am

  • Belarusian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel literature winner, is  surrounded as she leaves a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday, for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    The Latest: Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest news from the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature.

    Updated: 11:02 am

  • Hamburg estimates $12.6 billion cost for 2024 Olympics

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has an estimated budget of 11.2 billion euros ($12.6 billion), with 7.4 billion ($8.3 billion) to come from taxpayers.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. NATO defense ministers meet Thursday to consider the implications of recent Russian military actions in Syria, as well as ongoing measures to retool NATO to meet contemporary security threats. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO chief: Alliance faces ‘conflict, instability’

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief on Thursday signaled its readiness to deploy forces if needed to protect Turkey against any threat from Russia, as the alliance agreed on more changes to meet today’s security threats.

    Updated: 7:15 am

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference at the conclusion of the league's fall meetings Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in New York. Goodell said that he expects NFL owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is moving slowly toward Los Angeles, and rapidly around the rest of the globe.

  • In this image posted on the Twitter page of Ahrar al-Sham on Aug. 8, 2015, a fighter from the al-Qaida-linked Ahrar al-Sham fires his weapon against pro-government fighters in the northwestern village of Foua in Idlib province, Syria. In an effort to improve its image in the West, the group's self-styled foreign affairs director has written opinion pieces in the Washington Post and Britain's Daily Telegraph to present his group as a moderate alternative and potential partner for Western governments. (Ahrar al-Sham Twitter page via AP)

    Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.

    Updated: 1:32 am

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Greece's Deputy Prime Minster Yannis Dragasakis look at their watches during a parliamentary session before the confidence vote, in Athens, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Tsipras insists he can lead Greece out of crisis by 2019

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-wing prime minister easily won a confidence vote early Thursday, and pledged to usher the bailout-reliant country out of its financial crisis by 2019, mitigating creditor-mandated austerity with support for the poor.

  • Georgia holds on to beat Namibia 17-16 in RWC Pool C

    EXETER, England (AP) — Georgia had a first-ever automatic slot in the 2019 Rugby World Cup within its grasp after holding on to beat Namibia 17-16 on Wednesday.

  • South Africa's Bryan Habana scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, London, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Inspired by the great Lomu, Habana equals his RWC record

    LONDON (AP) — Bryan Habana had never played rugby before the 1995 World Cup, a tournament he remembers vividly for the way blockbusting All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu carved up England’s defense and for the way Nelson Mandela presented the winning trophy to the Springboks.

  • In this Thursday Sept.24, 2015 photo, Syrian refugees Amena Abomosa, 43, right, and her daughter Isra, 18, wait, prior to boarding a train to Vannes, western France, in the Montparnasse railway station, in Paris. Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what? They are among the few amid a sea of desperate Syrians to arrive in Europe with prior approval to seek haven. British Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders would prefer for all refugees to come this way – applying at European embassies abroad, undergoing careful screening and entering the EU legally. Everyone else, they argue, should stay away, instead of risking perilous journeys.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Some Syrians chart pre-approved path to European asylum

    CRETEIL, France (AP) — Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what?