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A Slam dunk?

  • The Washington Post

Serena Williams heads into the U.S. Open dominant but shaky.

Grief didn’t slow search for killer

  • Houston Chronicle

Minutes after a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy was gunned down Friday night after refueling his police cruiser at a northwest gas station, his stunned colleagues, grieving for a lost comrade, found themselves in an active manhunt for his...


  • San Francisco Chronicle

S.F. falls again to St. Louis, and heads to Dodger Stadium for a three-game series with the NL West leaders.

‘Poet laureate’ of medicine

  • The Washington Post

Oliver Sacks, the world-renowned neurologist and author who chronicled maladies and ennobled the afflicted in books that were regarded as masterpieces of medical literature, died Aug. 30 at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. Dr. Sacks— whom millions...

Bears offense fizzles in loss

  • Chicago Tribune

CINCINNATI — If the Bears went to Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday night in search of a little self-confidence, they left unfulfilled. This team is short on talent, and you didn’t need to watch the most significant of the four exhibition games to know...


  • The News-Item

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. That brought out manager Junji...


  • San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Dixon, left, takes the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the series title.


  • Houston Chronicle

NEW ORLEANS — Let’s preface this by pointing out it is preseason, but because coach Bill O’Brien reiterates his priority is to win any time the Texans step onto the field, Sunday’s 27-13 victory over New Orleans was impressive in different...

Mount McKinley’s roots restored

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama’s historic...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger crisis looms

  • The Washington Post Sunday

KECSKEMET, HUNGARY — The smugglers responsible for driving 71 migrants to their deaths in the back of a cramped, unventilated truck in Austria were part of a vast international syndicate that has been a subject of multiple criminal investigations, a...

A prayer for all victims of Katrina

  • USA TODAY International Edition

Aaron Covin, center, bows his head in prayer Saturday at the New Orleans Katrina Memorial, where the remains of unidentified or unclaimed victims are held in mausoleums. Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people, hit New Orleans 10 years...

Keen Ice upsets Pharoah at Travers

  • New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.>> The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah...

A tall order

  • The Washington Post

America’s highest mountain, a household name and the answer to countless geography quiz questions, is about to get a new name. President Obama in Anchorage on Monday will announce the renaming of Mount McKinley, honoring the 25th president, to Mount...

Malaysia Sends a Cleanup Message to Prime Minister Najib

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Tens of thousands of people joined weekend protests in Kuala Lumpur demanding the removal of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Among those at the ‘Bersih’ (clean) rallies on Saturday and Sunday was former leader Mahathir Mohamad now 90.

Sanders’ voter base is growing but narrow

  • The Washington Times Daily

Sen. Bernard Sanders has become a force in the Democratic presidential race this year with a base of supporters who would look at home on a university quad — young, wealthy and college- educated voters — many of them getting involved in politics for...

John Bacon

  • USA TODAY US Edition

A fire at an international residential complex Sunday in the Saudi Arabian city of Khobar killed 11, injured more than 200 and sent scores more fleeing to rooftops for helicopter rescue. Arab News, citing Saudi civil defense officials, said the...

Thai police arrest foreign suspect in Bangkok bombing

  • USA TODAY International Edition

Thailand authorities arrested a foreign suspect Saturday in the nation’s deadliest bomb attack that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in Bangkok. The 28- year- old man was arrested Saturday on the outskirts of the capital, police spokesman Prawuth...

UT removes Jefferson Davis statue

  • Houston Chronicle

The University of Texas at Austin removes a statue of Jefferson Davis from its main mall over the objections of Confederate groups.


  • Baltimore Sun

At the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, much of the talk was about whether Vice President Joe Biden would decide to run for president.


  • The News Herald (Willoughby, OH)

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Cradles of pride

  • The Washington Post

Jim Crow-era Rosenwald schools are the subject of a documentary.

E.U. refugee rules blamed for increase in smuggling

  • The Washington Post

BUDAPEST — The 71 people whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on the main highway between Budapest and Vienna last week may have died at the hands of smugglers. But critics are also blaming a broken European refugee system that is increasingly...

Gentrifying Shaw confronts old scourge: The gun

  • The Washington Post

From his office door a few yards from historic Howard Theatre, James Patterson, a maintenance man in the District for more than 50 years, has celebrated his neighborhood’s evolution from crime-ravaged blight to gilded renewal. Yet a recent rash of gun...

Power of prayer, and a president

  • The Washington Post

PLAINS, GA. The cars and SUVs and RVs began lining up outside Maranatha Baptist Church early Saturday evening. Jimmy Carter, a Maranatha parishioner and the 39th president of the United States, was due to teach Sunday school the next morning. It would...

Obama: Climate change is here

  • USA TODAY International Edition

President Obama sought to spotlight the effects of global warming Saturday as he prepared to travel to Alaska. “Alaskans are already living with its effects,” he said in his weekly address. Average temperatures in the state — experiencing one of its...

Iran expects stouter economy even if sanctions aren’t lifted

  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s economy will strengthen regardless of whether July’s nuclear agreement is implemented and international sanctions are removed, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said. Lowering dependence on oil revenue and increasing tax collection...


  • The Times-Tribune

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night’s sleep...

Fed Rate Strategy On Track

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.— Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of headspinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year. During the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual...

Sweet and Sour for Brazil

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Not long ago, Brazil stood as the leading example of how a developing nation could rise toward global prominence on the force of a China-driven commodity boom. As its economy surged, Brazil stormed the world stage—hosting a World Cup, demanding more...

U.S. is crafting sanctions on China

  • The Washington Post

The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. The U.S. government has not yet...

Labs cited for lax security in bioterror germ research

  • USA TODAY International Edition

Amid concerns about the potential of a laboratory insider unleashing a deadly bioterror pathogen on the public, President Obama ordered greater scrutiny of workers with access to the riskiest microbes five years ago. The goal was to prevent something...

Climate change at Alaska’s door

  • Los Angeles Times

KIVALINA, Alaska — This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal. In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls...

Cholesterol drugs pose dilemma

  • Star Tribune

Doctors have long faced a conundrum in prescribing statins to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk: The drugs are cheap and effective for most people, and large, rigorous clinical trials have found minimal side effects. But as many as 25 percent of...

Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs

  • The Dallas Morning News

Jake Arrieta, a Plano East and TCU product, pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Dodgers in 10 days.

Trump’s mass­deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

  • The Seattle Times

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally, as well as their American­born children, bears similarities to a large­scale removal that...

Scandals clouded legacy as governor of Maryland

  • The Washington Post

Marvin Mandel, the former governor who dominated Maryland’s political landscape in the 1970s and is remembered not only for modernizing and streamlining the state government but also for a racketeering conviction that was overturned on appeal and a...