Obama aims to define his global leadership in last UN speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears

COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward.

Trail of Tears Damage Krou

  • Written by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press, ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Indictments: Former officers coerced sex; ignored cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four former South Carolina police officers who worked in the criminal investigations division for Horry County coerced women into sex or ignored nearly 100 cases they were supposed to be investigating, according to indictments released Friday by a state grand jury.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

Trump closes door on one falsehood, opens door to another

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Donald Trump sought to close the door on the false conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, he peddled another lie by claiming that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was behind it. There is no evidence that is true.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press, JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press