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Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did not immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

Reds power past Cubs as 4-run 6th leads to 13-6 win

Adam Duvall’s first swing with the Cincinnati Reds wasn’t one to remember. He made up for it, though, with the rest of his inaugural at-bat.Click to Continue »

Obama Focuses On Native Issues, Climate Change As He Starts Alaska Visit

The arctic is the fastest-warming region on the planet, the president noted — and added that, as the world’s biggest economy and second-biggest carbon emitter, the U.S. bears a lot of responsibility.

Wallaby win gives rest of world hope of downing All Blacks

Australia's Sekope Kepu runs in a successful try against the New Zealand All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup Test match as part of the Rugby Championship in Sydney on August 8, 2015That New Zealand have been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby union community. Fortunately for fans of other teams, history is against New Zealand. No side have ever won successive World Cups, while the All Blacks have yet to lift the Webb Ellis trophy on foreign soil — with both their 1987 and 2011 triumphs being sealed with wins over France in finals at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Cultural heritage a casualty of war

An Islamic State group video from August 25, 2015, allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's ancient city of PalmyraIslamic State militants have destroyed two of the most important temples in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, as they press their campaign to wipe out some of the Middle East’s most important heritage sites. The United Nations released satellite images Monday confirming the ancient city’s most famed shrine, the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, had been blown up a week after the destruction of the temple of Baal Shamin. The jihadists have become notorious for demolishing archaeological treasures since declaring a “caliphate” last year straddling Iraq and Syria.

Over 7,000 Pages of Clinton Emails Released

The State Dept. published 7,000 pages of Clinton’s private emails Monday night.

Venezuela takes census in border area amid row with Colombia

Venezuela bolstered its military presence and started taking a census Monday in towns along the border with Colombia as part of a diplomatic spat that has seen more than 1,000 Colombians deported. The countries have been locked in a row since Venezuela…

Baseball Capsules

David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a…Click to Continue »

OAS will not hold meeting on Venezuela-Colombia border crisis

The Organization of American States (OAS) will not hold a meeting to discuss a crisis on the Colombia-Venezuela border, after Colombia failed to garner enough votes in favor of its proposal, the Colombian government said on Monday. Colombia said it wou…

Effort to save old Peoples Bank meets fundraising deadline

The Warwick Foundation plans to move the 1960s-era building on South Broadway to West High Street and turn it into the Peoples Portal, a community center with “programming centered on…Click to Continue »

Keuchel’s solid start helps Astros over Mariners 8-3

Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League’s first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the…Click to Continue »

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