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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of tripJake Arrieta of Cubs working on no-hitter against Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak.


Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta wipes his head in the dugout after the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has a no-hitter going against the Los Angeles Dodgers through eight innings.


Director Wes Craven dies at 76Day wins in a blowout at Barclays (Yahoo Sports)

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.


Jason Day, of Australia, holds up a trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn't this easy. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old Australian powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field, capping off an explosive weekend at Plainfield with an 8-under 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.


Americans are 'cutting the cord'Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years (Yahoo Sports)

Now I Get It: Cord-cuttingDozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.


Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Serena Williams of the United States, during the women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via a press release at about the same time that Sharapova, who won the title in New York in 2006, posted the news on her Facebook page. In 2013, Sharapova skipped the U.S. Open because of a right shoulder injury.


Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disasterEncarnacion homers again, Blue Jays hit 4 to beat Tigers 9-2 (Yahoo Sports)

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.


Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, right, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon as Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias, left, looks on during first-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they're starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Russell Martin and Kevin Pillar each hit a two-run shot for Toronto, which leads the majors with 184 home runs.


Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court MondayTomsula: LB Brooks won't return to 49ers practice this week (Yahoo Sports)

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasThe accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff's officials said. Goforth's wife, Kathleen, described her late husband as "an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility" in a statement released to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.


In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, photograph, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks takes part in drills before an NFL football scrimmage at the Denver Broncos' headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the San Francisco 49ers, who sent him away from the team after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery Wednesday. Coach Jim Tomsula said Sunday there was no change in Brooks' status. The team sent him home Thursday morning from Colorado, where the 49ers held a pair of joint practices with the Broncos before playing a preseason game against Denver on Saturday night.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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