- Chapel stirs up controversy in small Oklahoma college town
ADA, Okla. (AP) — A small chapel nestled on a university campus in a rural central Oklahoma town is at the center of a firestorm over the use of religious symbols on public property after a Washington, D.C.-based group insisted that a cross be removed from atop its steeple.
- Pence making tax reform case in Indiana with eye on Donnelly
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will make the Republican case for a federal tax code overhaul during a speech Friday in his home state of Indiana.
- Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps
Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist homeland of Myanmar.
- Kin of fallen Japan soldiers pay respects at Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Thursday to pay respects to fallen American soldiers.
- Judge won't dismiss suit challenging police-as-prosecutors
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two women trying to stop police lawyers from serving as prosecutors in their low-level cases and others like them, suggesting the arrangement was filled with ethical problems.
- 'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters
BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide.
- Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
- Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy's new role
NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law.
- Christian singer Natalie Grant undergoing thyroid surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant will undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors and will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover.
- 'White allies' protest of police shooting leads to stadium
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of mostly white protesters gathered Thursday evening in downtown St. Louis and marched, chanting "white silence is violence" in the latest demonstration following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man.
- Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention
NEW YORK (AP) — It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees game.
- Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers.
- A test for Trump's political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.
- Man accused of disrupting flight found competent for trial
HONOLULU (AP) — A Turkish man accused of inflight behavior that prompted bomb-threat procedures and U.S. military fighter jets to escort the American Airlines plane to Hawaii is mentally competent to stand trial and must be detained without bail to protect the community, a federal judge in Honolulu ruled Thursday.
- Text of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's response to Trump
In a rare if not unprecedented move, North Korea released a statement directly from its leader in response to President Donald Trump's criticism in his speech to the United Nations earlier this week. The response, transmitted by North Korea's state news agency KCNA, reads as follows: