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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...

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...

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....

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...

Heard: Don’t write off Fed’s rate rise

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

After the recent market turmoil, many investors seem to have decided the Federal Reserve can’t raise rates in September. That could be a mistake. Earlier this month, following a strong July jobs report, the chances of the Fed lifting its range on...

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...


  • 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...

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 $...

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...

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...

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...


  • 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,...

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.

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...

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...

China reversal hits German car makers

  • The Wall Street Journal Europe

BERLIN—In March, Norbert Reithofer, BMW AG’s chief executive at the time, warned investors of a coming slowdown in China. These days his prediction seems optimistic: China’s car market has stalled. New-car prices are tumbling and new- car sales have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


  • 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.

Into the BLUE

  • San Jose Mercury News Weekend

Monterey Bay is ready for its close-up. Now it’s just a matter of making sure its biggest “stars” aren’t camera-shy. That’s a key concern for the team behind “Big Blue Live,” a groundbreaking PBS television and multimedia event showcasing marine life...

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.


  • 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.

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...

Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State group

  • The Progress-Index Weekend

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and for providing other aid to the group. U.S. District Judge Claude M....

Va. shooting victims ‘ were our A team’

  • USA TODAY International Edition

Friends and colleagues of two journalists slain on live TV Wednesday morning hailed Alison Parker and Adam Ward as dedicated, energetic professionals with bright futures. “They were our A team — Alison and Adam,” said Kelly Zuber, news director at...

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.

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...

Two more U. S. troops are killed in Afghanistan

  • USA TODAY International Edition

Two U. S. servicemen were killed Wednesday by a gunman dressed in an Afghan security forces uniform who fired on them at a base in southern Afghanistan. It was the latest in a recent string of U. S. deaths in the war- torn country. Coalition soldiers...

‘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...