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Deputy shot dead in ambush

  • Houston Chronicle

A Harris County sheriff ’s deputy was ambushed and killed while refueling his cruiser Friday night at a northwest Harris County service station. Early Saturday, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the slain deputy as Darren Goforth, 47, a...

10 years, still Katrina tears

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

NEW ORLEANS — As church bells rang to mark a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, an 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue. “I feel guilty,” said Eloise Allen, whose New Orleans home was damaged but inhabitable after the storm....

After deaths, policy change?

  • The Washington Post

The death sen masse of scores of migrants on land and at sea prompted fresh calls on Friday for Europe to overhaul the way it responds to a never before-seen influx of men, women and children that shows no sign of abating despite risks that seem to...

Erika proves to be just a test for us

  • Sun Sentinel Broward Edition

Tropical Storm Erika is dead, at least for now. The mushy yet cantankerous system, which kept South Florida on edge for the past week, dissipated into an open wave Saturday morning while in the Caribbean near Cuba. Thank strong wind shear and the...

Journalists sentenced in Egypt

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Marwa Fahmy, wife of Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy, bursts into tears Saturday after her husband and two other journalists were sentenced in Cairo to three years in prison on charges of “spreading false news.” Human-rights lawyer Amal...

End of the affair for the chief of Ashley Madison: He’s out of a job

  • The Washington Post

Infidelity Web site Ashley Madison split with chief executive Noel Biderman on Friday, after hackers revealed the company that encouraged people to have illicit affairs wasn’t very good at keeping its own customers’ secrets. Biderman is the latest in...

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...

Obama: Climate change is here

  • USA Today Weekend Extra

WASHINGTON 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...

Thai police nab suspect, find bogus Turkish ID

  • Global Times US Edition

Police investigating Thailand’s recent bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment. According...


  • The Republican Herald

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT— It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss had never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, giving Lewisberry,...

Some traditions refuse to die in the Big Easy’s Lower Ninth

  • The Washington Post

new orleans — Upstairs in the house at 1907 Jourdan Ave., it’s as if the levee never burst. Kids are rolling through jazz standards on saxophone, trumpet and trombone, sneakers tapping. They sway some and, on a sweet note, their eyelids fall...

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...

‘This is our last chance’

  • The Washington Post

monterrey, mexico— They can tell the next one’s coming when she begins rubbing her hands together, as if washing them. Her head slumps, and she looks left. She starts to flick her fingers and knead her skinny thigh. About once an hour, Grace...

What’s the story?

  • The Washington Post Sunday

baltimore— With the NFL’s independent neurologist recommending that Robert Griffin III be retested in one to two weeks before a decision is made on whether to clear him to compete, the Washington Redskins have no choice but to prepare backup...

Turkish jets join air raids in Syria

  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced Saturday. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking Islamic...

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...

Protesters can’t get closer to high court

  • The Washington Post

The Supreme Court is designated as the ultimate protector of constitutional rights, but the guarantee of protest and free speech ends on the steps to the plaza in front of the court’s grand marble temple, a unanimous federal appeals court panel ruled...


  • New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

Sweet victory: Petra Kvitova kisses the trophy after defeating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova, 6-7, 6-2, 6-2on Saturday for the Connecticut Open championship at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven.

Are fewer kids really dropping out?

  • The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN — State leaders have trumpeted rising high school graduation rates and declining dropout figures for seven years. It is proof, they say, of improved public schools. But not everyone’s buying it. Critics question whether Texas really has achieved...

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...


  • New York Post

ALITTLE girl in a hot pink T­shirt looks up at me as if staring at a princess. “You’re so pretty! Can I take a selfie with you?” she asks. “Of course!” I say, crouching down so my feathered headdress and star­spangled painted boobs fit into the...

THE Appalachian TRAIL

  • Parade

The star of books and movies attracts adventurers, nature lovers and soul- searchers. Whatever you’re looking for- you just might find it here.

U.S. Investors Hang On As Stocks Swing Wildly

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 11.76 points, or...

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.

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...

‘A bunch of inequity’

  • Los Angeles Times

When residents in Hollywood Hills West called City Hall to repair a pothole, they waited more than four weeks for a crew to arrive. Fixing a pothole in Chinatown took just 4 ½ days. When a homeowner put out a bulky item for pickup in West Los...

The Broad mostly leaves itself boxed in

  • Los Angeles Times

It’s a depressingly reliable fact of Los Angeles architecture: Nothing comes easily on Bunker Hill. In the five decades since city planners radically remade Grand Avenue in a burst of urban-renewal ambition, demolishing its Victorian-era houses and...

‘Reset’ has made Putin bolder than he ever was

  • The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

WASHINGTON>> On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO...


  • Los Angeles Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — The plight of Africa’s animals has been the focus of media attention since Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion was killed last month by an American hunter. But lions are often killed in Africa, as are many other wild animals. The week...

Sideline screaming is out of bounds for sporting parents

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

We’ve all read about parents who get into fights at their children’s sports games. But how are parents supposed to behave on the sidelines? What type of cheering helps, and what just adds pressure? Is coaching from the sidelines ever OK? Here are some...


  • 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.


  • New York Daily News

“WE ARE a nation who has politicians who are cowards,” Barbara Parker told the Daily News during an emotional interview Saturday as she and her husband Andy for the first time shared the gripping details of how they found out their daughter Alison (l.)...

Cecil, Caitlyn heat up costume wars

  • The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween? Apparently everybody. The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a bloodspattered dentist’s...

Suzuki shift: court tells Volkswagen to cut ties with Japanese firm

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

TOKYO—An international court has ordered Volkswagen AG to sell its nearly 20% stake in Suzuki Motor Corp., allowing the Japanese auto maker to extricate itself from the tie-up after a four-year struggle. The decision, by the London Court of...

Olympic bid versus L.A.’s financial risk

  • Los Angeles Times

When Los Angeles City Council members vote on pursuing the 2024 Summer Olympics this week, they will be deferring an issue that will probably return to haunt them: Whether city taxpayers should be made liable for budget overruns on the event, which is...

‘You’re one of us now’

  • The Washington Post Sunday

The sunlight bothered his eyes and the dry air gave him chills, so Troy Williams, 46, closed the living-room window and shut the blackout shades. Outside was prairie, corn and miles of clear Nebraska sky, but increasingly he liked it better here,...

Abreast: When investors get edgy, who gains

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Exchanges and market makers are getting a fresh look from portfolio managers seeking out investments likely to benefit from the large swings in stock, bond and currency markets. Among those deemed likeliest to profit from the market’s rising...