September 5, 2015

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Jerry Sands, Josh Tomlin lead Indians past Tigers

DETROIT — Normally, Jerry Sands is just another light-hitting utilityman who spends a lot of time riding buses in Triple-A. Something changes when he plays the Detroit Tigers, though. Sands homered, tripled and scored twice as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Friday night. He’s hitting .463 against the Tigers this season, Read More…

U.S. Open: Serena Willams shakes off another first-set loss to advance to fourth round, keep her Grand Slam hopes alive

NEW YORK — Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a crosscourt forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline. She leaned forward, yelled and shook both fists, victory nearly hers. Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Kentucky clerk’s jailing paves way for gay marriage licenses Same-sex couples will return to the Rowan County Courthouse for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, jailed clerk Kim Davis Read More…

Unemployment falls to seven-year low as 173,000 jobs added in August

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month. The Labor Department said Friday that the jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent Read More…

Drowned Syrians laid to rest in country they tried to escape

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled. With the burial, Abdullah Kurdi abandoned any plans of leaving his homeland Read More…

‘We can’t wait until tomorrow': Migrants frustrated, but stay in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hundreds of frustrated refugees stuck at Budapest’s Keleti train station gathered up their belongings Friday and vowed to make their way to Vienna on foot. But the protest was short-lived — after whistling and marching around the station they settled back down to continue a wait that has dragged on for days. Meanwhile, Read More…

Business owners excited, nervous about pope’s Philadelphia visit

PHILADELPHIA — Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit — if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures. To encourage shops to navigate the hurdles and stay open for the historic occasion, the city this week launched the hashtag Read More…

Horse racing industry frets about decline in subsidies from gambling revenue

BOSTON — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long suffering-industry. Twenty states divert a slice of casino and slots parlors revenue to help boost horse racing prize money, according to Read More…

Fired regulators say California governor pushed to waive oil safeguards

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on Nov. Read More…

Obama assures Saudi king Iran will be kept in check

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary resources to help check its regional ambitions. The king is making his first visit to the White House since ascending the throne in January. The visit on Friday comes at Read More…