- Bulldozers work to clear out Italy's quake-hit towns
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment clanked down the streets of Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the high death toll.
- Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where the women committed their lives to helping the poor.
- Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
BERLIN (AP) — Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.
- Turkish bombing kills at least 20 in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria monitoring group and a spokesman for a Kurdish-led force say Turkish airstrikes and shelling have killed as many as 20 civilians in northern Syria.
- Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.
- Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
- Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.
- Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5
NEW YORK (AP) — With each day, with every swing, this run by Gary Sanchez becomes even more remarkable.
- College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.
- Harper throws helmet, gets ejected in Nats' loss to Rockies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground, leading to his ejection from the Washington Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.