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CONGRESS-IRAN-NUCLEAR

WASHINGTON -- Democrats clinch the crucial U.S. Senate votes to block passage of a disapproval resolution against the Iran nuclear accord, an outcome that would be a major victory for President Barack Obama against united Republican opposition. By Erica Werner. AP Photos.

With: CONGRESS-IRAN-READER'S GUIDE; PRESIDENTIAL RACE-IRAN.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON EMAILS

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton apologizes for her use of a private email account after declining since last week to express remorse for the State Department arrangement that has shaken her presidential campaign. By Ken Thomas. AP Photo. AP Video.

With: PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON-ANALYSIS; TV-CLINTON-ELLEN.

GAY MARRIAGE-KENTUCKY

GRAYSON, Kentucky -- The county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is released after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous welcome from hundreds of cross-waving supporters. By Adam Beam. AP Photos.

With: GAY MARRIAGE-KENTUCKY-NEWS GUIDE.

UNITED STATES-MIGRANTS

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry briefs lawmakers on how many more Syrian refugees the administration is willing to take in. By Bradley Klapper and Alicia A. Caldwell. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE

WASHINGTON-- The Obama administration is considering ways to fix the problems in supporting moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon says. By Lolita C. Baldor.

VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA

PARAGUACHON, Colombia -- Workers, vacationers and members of a nomadic indigenous community were left stranded as Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro expanded the closure of the border with Colombia as part of an anti-smuggling offensive. By Jacobo Garcia. AP Photos.

US-ZIMBABWE-LION KILLED

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota -- A Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work after weeks away, walking silently into his small dental practice, past swarming media and a handful of protesters calling for him to be sent to Zimbabwe to face trial. By Kyle Potter. AP Photos. AP Video.

GUATEMALA-POLITICAL CRISIS

GUATEMALA CITY -- Former President Otto Perez Molina was ordered jailed on charges of fraud, conspiracy and bribery in connection with a customs corruption scandal that took down much of his government and forced him to resign. By Sonia Perez D. AP Photos.

BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH

BALTIMORE -- The parents of Freddie Gray reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the city of Baltimore, nearly five months after their 25-year-old son was critically injured in police custody, sparking days of protests and rioting. By Juliet Linderman. AP Photo.

JEWISH SITE SHOOTINGS

OLATHE, Kansas -- Jurors recommended a death sentence Tuesday for the white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas last year. By Maria Sudekum. AP Photos.

CANADA-EGYPT-AL-JAZEERA

TORONTO -- Some 300 prominent Canadians have sent a letter to Canada's prime minister urging him to take action to get Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy freed from an Egyptian prison and returned to Canada. By Rob Gillies.

AIRCRAFT FIRE-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS -- An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet catches fire while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, shooting flames from the side of the jumbo jet and forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides. All 159 passengers and 13 crew members got off the plane. By Kimberly Pierceall and Ken Ritter. AP Photos.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

US-CHINA-WINNERS AND LOSERS

China is losing its appetite for dump trucks, iron ore and construction cranes. But the Chinese still want to travel and give their kids a better education. Growth in the world's second-largest economy is decelerating and rattling financial markets around the world. Behind that slowdown is an evolutionary shift in China's economy-- from a dependence on exports and investment in factories and housing -- to a reliance on spending by its emerging middle class. By Business Writers Tom Murphy and Paul Wiseman. AP Photos.

UNITED AIRLINES-CEO

United Airlines abruptly replaces its CEO as a federal investigation continues into whether the airline gave preferential treatment to the former chairman of the agency that operates the New York-area airports. By Airlines Writer David Koenig. AP Photo.

YAHOO ALIBABA

SAN FRANCISCO -- A crucial deal for Yahoo has hit a snag after the IRS refused to bless the Internet company's proposed spinoff of its $23 billion stake in Alibaba Group as a tax-free transaction. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke.

BUFFETT-STOCKS

OMAHA, Nebraska -- Investor Warren Buffett has been adding to his company's sizable stake in IBM during recent market turmoil, and he says Berkshire Hathaway's $32 billion Precision Castparts deal hasn't left him short on cash for other investments. By Business Writer Josh Funk. AP Photo.

SEC-BANKRATE FINE

WASHINGTON-- Bankrate Inc., an online publisher of widely-read consumer finance data, has agreed to pay a $15 million fine to settle federal regulators' charges of manipulating its financial results to meet analysts' expectations. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon.

MYLAN-PERRIGO

NEW YORK -- Dutch drugmaker Mylan says it will launch a $27.14 billion offer for Irish generic drug and ingredients maker Perrigo next Monday.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-RICHARD GERE

NEW YORK -- The last time Richard Gere walked into this bar, he did it as a homeless man. Gere plays one in "Time Out of Mind," a movie that he shot almost entirely on the streets of Manhattan -- in East Village back allies, among the trash cans outside Grand Central Station and inside the Houston Street bar he's returned to in order to reflect on an unusually spare and neo-realistic movie, one Gere has wanted to make for more than a decade. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. AP Photos.

TV-COLBERT

NEW YORK -- Stephen Colbert has officially taken over for the retired David Letterman as host of CBS' "The Late Show" by singing the national anthem. By Television Writer David Bauder. AP Photos.

TV-JOHNNY CASH

NEW YORK -- If only every iconic musician could have a final act as heartening as Johnny Cash's. His late-career revival boosted his spirits and was a memorable bookend for his work, and the story behind it lifts "Johnny Cash: American Rebel," a two-hour CMT documentary that premieres Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. EDT, on the 12th anniversary of Cash's death at age 71.

BOOKS-ALEXIE-POETRY ANTHOLOGY

NEW YORK -- Facing sharp criticism in the literary world and beyond, Sherman Alexie is defending his decision to include a poem by a white man writing under a Chinese pen name in "The Best American Poetry 2015." By National Writer Hillel Italie. AP Photo.


Updated : 2021-09-20 08:30 GMT+08:00