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A Slam dunk?

  • The Washington Post

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

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...

‘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...

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...

Another no- hitter

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no- hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2- 0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta ( 17- 6) struck out a season- high 12 and became...

Heartbreaker

  • 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...

IndyCar:

  • San Francisco Chronicle

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

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...

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...

Astrology: Take a look at your daily horoscope

  • The Record (Troy, NY)

Happy birthday: for Monday, Aug. 31. This year you might sense that you have entered into a memorable and important period of your life. Jupiter, the planet of luck, is riding along with your Sun sign, making nearly anything possible. You have a...

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...

TEXANS QUARTERBACKS SHINE AGAINST SAINTS

  • 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...

BASEBALL

  • The Sentinel-Record

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all hit home runs, Yadier Molina drove in two and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7- 5 on Sunday. Jason Heyward added three hits and drove in a run for the Cardinals,...

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.

U.S. Fed’s Plan to Raise Rates Remains on Track

  • The Wall Street Journal Asia

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 year’s end. During the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic...

Deadly Blast Rattles Kiev

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

KIEV— One member of Ukraine’s National Guard was killed and at least 69 others were injured in a blast outside the country’s parliament Monday, as fighting broke out between protesters and lawenforcement officers following a controversial vote on the...

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.

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...

Thai police arrest foreign suspect in Bangkok bombing

  • USA Today Weekend Extra

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...

Giants:

  • 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.

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...

Kanye West rants at VMAs

  • Star Tribune

He makes up with Taylor Swift, announces 2020 presidential bid.

Number of missing climbs to 50 in Dominica

  • The Virgin Islands Daily News

ROSEAU — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing. “Access by road to these communities is...

Malaysians protest corruption

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thousands of anti- government protesters rallied for a second day in Malaysia’s capital, urging Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign over allegations linked to a troubled state investment fund. The protesters wore yellow T-...

China Invokes Law In Battle Over Stocks

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

SHANGHAI—Chinese authorities are cracking down on what they are labeling securities violations in the wake of the country’s failed stockmarket rescue effort, announcing legal actions against high- profile targets in the government, brokerages and...

Cradles of pride

  • The Washington Post

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

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...

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...

IN NOLA, ‘RESURRECTION & REDEMPTION’

  • 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...

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...

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...

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...