WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country salutes Sen. John McCain as a "great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel." Netanyahu says Sunday he is deeply saddened by McCain's passing at the age of 81. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has expressed her condolences, saying she will remember him as a friend and a fighter. Germany's foreign minister says McCain stood for an America that is a "reliable" partner.

UNDATED (AP) — About half of the state legislative chambers across the nation have made some sort of changes to their sexual harassment policies since the #MeToo movement began last fall, while the others have taken no action. An Associated Press analysis found half of state House and Senate chambers have done nothing as sexual misconduct claims against lawmakers have continued to mount. The AP found that the most common move has been for lawmakers to strengthen their own training about sexual harassment.

KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis visited a famous shrine Sunday in Ireland and was to celebrate a Mass dedicated to families after an emotional meeting with Irish victims of clerical sex abuse and those wrenched away from their mothers in forced adoptions demanded by Catholic authorities. Francis arrived Sunday in Knock, the Marian shrine in northwestern Ireland, where he prayed and blessed thousands of jubilant Irish faithful, who gathered in raincoats under clouds.

HONOLULU (AP) — A once-powerful hurricane twisted and drifted away from Hawaii, leaving behind heavily saturated ground on the Big Island and many residents on other islands relieved it didn't wreak more havoc. Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday through early Saturday as the island grappled with the nearly 4 feet (1.2 meters) of rain from Tropical Storm Lane, formerly Hurricane Lane, dumped on the eastern part of the island over the course of three days.

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all precincts reporting Saturday night, about 85 percent of voters approved the referendum. The bonds will fund projects that may include buyouts of homes in flood-prone areas, the expansion of local bayous and the construction of additional stormwater detention basins.