• This undated militant image provided by SITE Intel Group shows Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State militant group's spokesman who IS say was "martyred" in northern Syria. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 that al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details. (SITE Intel Group via AP)

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    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group’s spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group’s attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

  • Newmont inks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newmont Mining Corp. officials signed an agreement Tuesday with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be allowed to develop other public lands in the future in the largest gold mining state in the nation.

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  • Kentucky lawmaker says governor left threatening voicemail

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Days after Matt Bevin took office in December, the Republican governor went to work on an ambitious project: persuading some Democratic state representatives from conservative districts to switch parties, giving Republicans control of the state House for the first time since 1920.

  • Tow truck operator Lee Maguire helps clean up the scene of a fatal wreck on Interstate 10 near Laplace on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. A bus full of construction workers, seen, hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing a few people and injuring dozens, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.

  • In this Aug. 19, 2016 photo, the lower Manhattan skyline, including One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge, are shown in New York. Construction cranes continue working on top of 3 World Trade Center. Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, downtown New York has been reborn, not just with the construction of One World Trade, but with a host of attractions both somber and vibrant, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, two retail malls, new hotels and restaurants. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    The new downtown: Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn.

  • U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife, Cindy McCain, leave a polling station after voting, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Phoenix. McCain is seeking the Republican nomination in Arizona's primary election. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

    PHOENIX (AP) — Primary challenges to two of the state’s longest-serving Republicans are drawing attention as Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about a federal appeals court upholding a ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to their home countries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that some of the women seeking asylum were from Ecuador. The women were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, not Ecuador.

  • Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances.

  • Sheriff pleads no contest in shooting he called an accident

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and injured a woman while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct charge Tuesday.