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How Trump could turn the presidency into a 'litigation circus'Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)


Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is congratulated by his wife Brittany and son Cooper after completing a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn't too big to wear his PJs. Arrieta was lights-out on the mound, striking out a season-high 12. ''You see other guys around the league do it and you want to be a part of something like that,'' Arrieta said.


White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of tripDay wins in a blowout at Barclays (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.


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.


Nicki Minaj makes up with Taylor Swift at VMAsMaria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years (Yahoo Sports)

Unfortunately, she also escalated her beef with Miley.


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 disasterIndians President Mark Shapiro leaving for Toronto Blue Jays (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.


FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro points out the major renovations to right field at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston, the Toronto Blue Jays CEO and president who is retiring. The teams will make the announcement Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, said a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sides were still working through some details. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Indians President Mark Shapiro is leaving the club after this season to run Toronto's front office. Shapiro, who has had several prominent roles in his 24 seasons with Cleveland, will become the Blue Jays' next president and CEO. Shapiro will replace Toronto CEO Paul Beeston, who is retiring.


Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnantsTomsula: LB Brooks won't return to 49ers practice this week (Yahoo Sports)
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C.. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred formed early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina. The center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde Islands later on Monday with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph (130 kph) with stronger gusts, before gradually weakening. Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba on Saturday after killing at least 20 people in the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, and one person in Haiti.

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.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

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.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

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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