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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...

Dueling Democrats draw crowds at DNC meeting

  • Star Tribune

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offered dueling messages highlighting the nation’s stark income inequality, a unifying theme that emerged as they and other hopefuls appeared Friday in their first joint outing before hundreds...

Court upholds NSA phone sweep

  • USA Today Weekend Extra

WASHINGTON A federal appeals court Friday overturned an earlier decision against the federal government’s bulk collection of telephone data from millions of Americans. The program, struck down in a 2013 federal district court opinion and since altered...

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...

How Serena Williams produced her second act

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Serena Williams was talking about the last time she won four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles, when she was in her early 20s, and what stood out was the speed. “I was really fast then, I mean I was getting everything,” Williams said in an...

Griffin to be held out

  • The Washington Post

An independent neurologist says Robert Griffin III, who is recovering from a concussion, is not fit to play for the Redskins tonight.

Bush visits Big Easy

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Former President George W. Bush shows off some moves with band director Asia Muhaimin as the Warren Easton Charter High School band plays during Bush’s visit Friday to New Orleans. Behind are former first lady Laura Bush with New Orleans Mayor Mitch...

KICKING OFF WITH WINS

  • Chicago Tribune

The Montini Broncos, left, rode a pair of big plays to a 20-17 win against Maine South, while Wheaton Warrenville South earned a 10-7 double-overtime win over Wheaton North on the opening night of the high school football season.

Erika kills at least 20, heads toward Cuba

  • The Dallas Morning News

Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica and set its sights on northern Cuba.

U. of I. fires Beckman

  • Chicago Tribune

Tim Beckman beamed earlier this week as he stood outside Memorial Stadium in Champaign, enthusiastically discussing his preparation for the 2015 season as Illinois’ head football coach. By the end of the week, he no longer held that job. The...

Upstart connections mull Travers run

  • Daily Racing Form National Digital Edition

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Rick Violette can rattle off a host of reasons to run his New York-bred Upstart on Saturday in the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga. He can name only one reason not to run: American Pharoah. Starting at...

Former N.H. prep school student acquitted of felony rape

  • USA Today Weekend Extra

A former student at a New Hampshire prep school was acquitted of felony rape charges Friday but was found guilty of lesser sexual assault charges and could face up to 11 years in jail. A 12-person jury found Owen Labrie, 19, a former student at St....

Does radar show Nazi train full of treasure? Claims abound

  • The Seattle Times

A top Polish cultural official on Friday stirred already feverish excitement over claims of a legendary Nazi treasure train having been located when he said he had seen groundpenetrating radar images of a massive armored transport. “This is an...

Reporter’s boyfriend woke to nightmare

  • USA TODAY US Edition

Chris Hurst came home after anchoring the 11 o’clock news at WDBJ and forced himself to stay awake until his girlfriend, Alison Parker, woke up early Wednesday for her morning shift at the same television station. He wanted to make her breakfast and...

Growth In U.S. Revised Higher

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

WASHINGTON— Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter of the year, a hopeful sign for an economy buffeted by overseas turmoil and sharp gyrations in equity markets. Gross domestic...

Ten years after: Big Easy gets tourists back but still a Katrina effect

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

For Paul McGoey, Hurricane Katrina delivered the unlikely opportunity of a lifetime. A month into the flood, Mr. McGoey heard from the owners of three suburban hamburger joints: Their managing partner had left town for good. Would Mr. McGoey run the...

Ky. clerk asks high court help

  • Austin American-Statesman

County clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples appeals to the Supreme Court.

Valley, D.C. team up for tech hub

  • San Francisco Chronicle

The Pentagon is getting into the booming wearable tech business, announcing a $171 million public-private partnership Friday with Silicon Valley players to produce leading-edge products for both the consumer market and the battlefield. The Department...

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...

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...

‘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...

U. S. stocks higher after rally in Europe, Asia

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

U.S. crude oil logged a 10% gain, its biggest surge in percentage terms since 2009, as upbeat economic news and gains in equities markets prompted investors to abandon bets that the price would fall. The U. S. benchmark crude contract settled up $...

LLWS

  • The Times-Tribune

Lewisberry eyes U.S. title.

Reporter’s dad to fight for gun control

  • The Commercial Appeal

Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a...

Disease sets off alarm at prison

  • San Francisco Chronicle

A Legionnaires’ disease scare swept San Quentin State Prison on Friday after an inmate tested positive for the potentially deadly illness, prompting officials to shut off water and attempt to track down the source of the bacteria that causes the...

KILLER OF TV CREW LEFT A TRAIL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • USA TODAY International Edition

A few hours after a gunman walked up to a young TV reporter and her cameraman and shot them dead on live TV, a message appeared on Twitter. Short and unpunctuated, it read, “I filmed the shooting see Facebook” The tweet came from the gunman. The grim...

Jewish groups hear Obama’s pitch

  • Sun Sentinel Broward Edition

President says rejecting the nuclear deal would let Iran continue enriching uranium.

Erika puts us at risk of flooding

  • Sun Sentinel Broward Edition

South Florida prepared for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Erika this weekend, although the projected path of the storm continued to veer toward the southwestern part of the state. The region remains within the storm’s possible routes as it...

Google Calls EU Charges Misguided

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Google Inc. on Thursday rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison- shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn- out legal battle between the search giant and a regulator empowered...

A 49er in legal trouble again

  • San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE — In the latest blow to a football team rocked by off-field player misconduct allegations in recent years, Santa Clara County prosecutors Wednesday filed a misdemeanor sexual battery charge against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks...

Katrina’s legacy: Rebirth, resilience

  • The Arizona Republic

President Barack Obama praised the people of New Orleans on Thursday as extraordinary examples of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devas- tation of Hurricane Katrina. “There’s something in you guys that is just irre- pressible,” Obama...

60 years after Emmett Till, no one has forgotten

  • South Florida Times

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, on August 24, 1955, when he reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him and shot him...

Baffert has long history at meet

  • Daily Racing Form National Digital Edition

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Bob Baffert insists he doesn’t hate Saratoga. The Hall of Fame trainer hasn’t raced much at the Spa in recent years, having started just a handful of horses the last few meets and electing to send his top assistant, Jimmy...

China Fallout Lays Bare Risks to Europe

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Turbulence in China and other emerging markets is exposing the risks in Europe’s strategy of relying heavily on global exports for growth. With Europe’s own demand choked by high public and private debt and often inflexible business regulation,...

Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

  • The Sentinel-Record

Ten years ago today, Hurricane Katrina came raging out of the Gulf of Mexico, sweeping through Louisiana, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving $ 140 billion in damages in its wake. More than 400,000 people were forced to flee, with an estimated...

Islanders legend Arbour dead at 82

  • New York Daily News

AL ARBOUR, the coach who turned the basement-dwelling Islanders into an NHL dynasty, died Friday at the age of 82. The cause of Arbour’s death was not immediately announced, but it had been reported earlier this year that he had been receiving...

Can Ohio State repeat? Compare our playoff picks

  • USA TODAY US Edition

Necessity was the mother of revolution. When Rich Rodriguez installed a beta-version spread offense at Salem College in 1988, the firsttime head coach’s blueprint was based on his successes and failures as a defensive coordinator. The two-minute drill...

Breakfast in Hand

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

Iused to think any food could be improved upon by waiter service and a well-set table. Then I ate a breakfast sandwich at a restaurant. It was utterly incongruous, like flip flops at a cocktail party or “Jingle Bells” in June. If ever there were an...