- Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week.
- Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.
- Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.
- Nevada becomes one of Trump's big hopes for swing state win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russ Wheeler bears the financial scars of Nevada's lost decade, and he hopes Donald Trump can heal them.
- How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning that a victory in any of the several states now considered a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House.
- Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between the Kurds and the Baghdad government and Shiite militias, all ostensibly allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.
- Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, no stranger to political stage
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia's capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the state's governor at the time.
- As Trump courts Latinos, Clinton links him to radical fringe
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned businesses than those of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
- Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."
- Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.
- Bryant's 2-run homer rallies Cubs past Dodgers 6-4 in 10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Bryant heard the "MVP" chants from the contingent of Chicago fans at Dodger Stadium. Inside the clubhouse, his teammates showered him with more of the same.
- Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under
SYDNEY (AP) — After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California.
- Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny.
- Reed all about winning over Ryder Cup
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — No one with a chance to make the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup wants to talk about it.
- US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."