• Dathan Ritzenhein, who finished first in the 40th annual Crim Festival of Races, reacts to being announced as the second-fastest American male in Crim history, in downtown Flint, Mich., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Jacob Hamilton/The Saginaw News via AP)

    US Olympian from Michigan wins Crim men’s 10-mile race

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. Olympian from Michigan has won the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races’ 10-mile event.

  • In this picture taken Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Dion Leonard of Australia is followed by the stray dog named "Gobi" during the Stage 3 of the Gobi March 2016 in the Gobi Desert, China. An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing. (Onni Cao/ 4 Deserts Race Series via AP)

    Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

    LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 photo, taxi driver Mikhail Yasayev speaks to an Associated Press reporter while stopped in traffic on the West Side highway in New York. A new law aimed at creating a uniform licensing process for drivers has done away with the written English test that used to be required for anyone wanting to drive a yellow cab, but not for people working for services like Uber and Lyft. Sponsors of the law say the change will eliminate a barrier to the profession for immigrants, who make up 96 percent of taxi drivers in the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    You talkin’ to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who hope to drive New York City’s famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

  • Veterans help fill gaps in refugee school projects in Iraq

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nonprofit group with New Hampshire roots is putting a new spin on back-to-school shopping by helping equip 10 classrooms for refugee children in Iraq.

  • In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, Lucas St. Clair, the son of Burt's Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, poses on land proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Mount Katahdin, the state's highest peak, can be seen in the background as a rainstorm passes through Baxter State Park. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 declared a new national monument in Maine, composed of 87,000 acres donated by Quimby, fulfilling the conservationist's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    A monumental task: Getting Mainers to support a new park

    MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three.

  • Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis rounds the bases on his game-winning home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 5-4. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    HRs by Correa, Gattis give Houston 5-4 win over Rays

    HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis knows he probably shouldn’t have taken a swing at a shoulder-high pitch from Tampa Bay closer Alex Colome in the ninth inning on Friday night.

  • Bystanders hold up collapsing roller coaster, save 6 kids

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Fire officials say several bystanders held up a kiddie roller coaster that had begun to collapse in Georgia, allowing six children and one adult to escape.

  • In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Jordan Spieth watches his approach shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Spieth missed being part of the Olympics even before the golf began. Rory McIlroy thought it was a big hit and was thankful to be wrong. They were among the top four who chose not to go.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Spieth has no chance against Spelling Bee co-champion

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was no match for the National Spelling Bee co-champion — with spelling and, ultimately, with putting.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, photo, truck and automobile traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma. The federal government wants to limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation’s highways. A new regulation posted Friday, Aug. 26, would impose the nationwide limit by electronically capping speeds with a device on newly-made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.

  • U.S. Bank Stadium's huge doors opened for the first time Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Minneapolis.  The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been taken for a couple of test drives by soccer players and country music stars, but its biggest test yet arrives Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive. (Rochelle Olson /Star Tribune via AP)

    New stadium still working out kinks for 1st Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ new $1.1 billion stadium has been test-driven by soccer players, a country music superstar and an iconic heavy metal band. But the biggest test for U.S. Bank Stadium comes Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive.