Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Pope beseeches world leaders to protect the environment

Francis’ speech, the fifth by a pope to the U.N., was a distillation of his recent teaching document on the environment, “Praise Be,” which has delighted liberals and environmentalists and drawn scorn from big business interests.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Buses collide on Seattle bridge, killing 4, injuring dozens

An amphibious tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people and sending dozens to hospitals in a wreck that scattered crumpled metal and broken glass on the road.

In this Sept. 23, 2015 photo, Zandy Hartig poses for a picture in her 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen diesel in Studio City, Calif. Following disclosures that Volkswagen developed software for its 2-liter diesel engine that could better control pollutants during testing than in real-world driving, there there’s a lot up in the air for owners of Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles and Audi’s A3. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Sell, sue or stay put: considerations for Volkswagen owners

Following disclosures that Volkswagen developed software for its 2-liter diesel engine that could better control pollutants during testing than in real-world driving, there there’s a lot up in the air for owners of Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles and Audi’s A3.

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill  in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pope Francis urges Congress to embrace migrants

Pope Francis is calling for a “delicate balance” in fighting religious extremism to ensure that fundamental freedoms aren’t trampled at the same time.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, center, greets Pope Francis at the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via AP)

Pope praises US bishops’ response to abuse, angering victims

Pope Francis praised American bishops Wednesday for their “generous commitment'” to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.