- Deputy ambushed, killed at gas station; no one in custody
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Saturday had yet to find the suspect in what they're calling the "cold-blooded assassination" of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.
- Katrina's wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi and Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by ringing church bells, laying wreaths and celebrating the resiliency of a region still recovering from a disaster that killed more than 1,800 people and caused $151 billion in damage.
- Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.
- Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.
- Ridin' with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper.
- Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison for broadcasting "false news," on Saturday, sparking international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.
- Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) — Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.
- As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
- In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
- More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack
PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.
- Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers
TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday.
- Even No. 2 Halep rooting for Serena to win US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — The No. 2 women's tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open.
- Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series.
- Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott
ATLANTA (AP) — Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
- Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category — the PGA Tour money list. He has earned just under $10.4 million this year, so missing the cut at The Barclays is not likely to keep him up at night.