- Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.
- Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
- UN: IS using tens of thousands as 'human shields' in Mosul
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
- Iraqis bury their dead in cemetery destroyed by IS
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — Sabriya Hammad buried her son in a cemetery that was destroyed by the same people who killed him.
- Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country.
- World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the outfield. The giant videoboard in left field flashed "World Series."
- Cubs back in World Series, goat curse back on forefront
CHICAGO (AP) — Chuck Logan heard about it from his dad for years. Bill Sianis was born into it. And Lennie Merullo was there the day it happened and lived with it for the rest of his life.
- WADA cites near collapse of anti-doping program at Rio Games
MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.
- Big 12 will take top 2 teams for title game, no divisions
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference isn't splitting up into divisions for football.
- Week 9 preview: ACC showdown; Browning faces tough Utes
The last weekend before College Football Playoff selection committee starts releasing its rankings has potential for a serious shake-up in the postseason race.