- Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.
- Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
- IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
- US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
CAIRO (AP) — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.
- Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
- Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.
- Koch warns conservatives must demand smaller government
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if the conservative donors and politicians he gathered at a retreat this weekend don't rally others to their cause of demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government.
- Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
- 5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.
- Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
- Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.
- Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.
- Seattle continues to keep core together locking up Wagner
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was patient to a point.
- New Texan Wilfork looks to learn from Watt
HOUSTON (AP) — Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt.
- Merritt shoots 67 to win Quicken Loans National by 3 shots
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.