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A Slam dunk?

  • The Washington Post

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


  • 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...

Capital murder charged as deputy is mourned

  • Houston Chronicle Sunday

A 30-year-old Cypress man was charged with capital murder Saturday for allegedly ambushing and then, for no apparent reason, shooting to death a Harris County sheriff’s deputy who had just refueled his police cruiser at a gas station. Shannon J. Miles...

Republicans’ insults carry risks, rewards

  • San Francisco Chronicle

It’s already been called the Year of the Angry Voter, but 2015 could also turn out to be the Year of the Insulted Voter. First, critics and many voters — especially Latinos — took offense when GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Mexico was...


  • San Francisco Chronicle

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

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...


  • Chicago Sun-Times

After watching Hamels no- hit Cubs, Arrieta throws team’s first no- hitter since Zambrano in 2008

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...

American Pharoah looks good after loss

  • Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY)

The Triple Crown winner’s defeat at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday didn’t diminish his legacy or appeal.


  • San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition

Oakland has an uneven performance and loses its exhibition game to Arizona 30-23.

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.

11 killed in blaze at Saudi complex 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...


  • 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...

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...

Fatal fall the third at Turner Field since 2008

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A longtime Atlanta Braves season ticket-holder was seen passionately rooting against a Yankees slugger when the fan toppled over the upper-level railing at Turner Field on Saturday night, falling to his death on the concrete at least 40 feet...

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.

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...

Cradles of pride

  • The Washington Post

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

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...

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...

Cousins eyes larger role after leading Redskins to preseason win.

  • The Washington Times Daily

BALTIMORE | Kirk Cousins has been handed opportunities before. This one, it seems, is his for the taking. With Robert Griffin III’s immediate future unsettled as he continues to recover from a concussion, Cousins was tabbed to start the Washington...

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...


  • The Commercial Appeal

NEW ORLEANS — The residents of the city nearly destroyed by floods caused by Hurricane Katrina marked the 10-year anniversary of the catastrophe the only way they know how — with song, dance and solemn remembrance. “New Orleans is on a path to a...

$1 billion riding on taxes for Medi-Cal

  • San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers hope to tackle major issues in the state’s health care program for the poor over the next two weeks, starting with how to ensure the state doesn’t lose $1 billion in federal funding. The potential billion-dollar loss...

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...

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...

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...

box office

  • The News-Item

NEW YORK — The Christian drama “War Room” made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama “We Are Your Friends” fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” keeps chugging along. Universal’s “Straight Outta...


  • 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...

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...

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...

Cooler weather and a little rain kept the state’s wildfires from growing

  • The Seattle Times

NEW YORK — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won’t just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario...

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...

As Walker slumps, his backers call for a reboot

  • The Washington Post

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged into the top tier of the Republican presidential race with a fiery speech in the depths of winter in Iowa. But his candidacy has wilted in the heat of a summer dominated by Donald Trump, with loyalists and supporters...