• President Barack Obama gets a tour of Kotzebue Shore Avenue which has dealt with erosion problems, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Kotzebue, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.

  • In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif.   Test results for this year’s Common Core-aligned exams are starting to be released, and while several states report higher-than-expected scores, vast numbers of students didn’t test proficient in math or reading.(AP Photo/Christine Armario, File)

    Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

  • Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth, right, celebrates with first base coach Tony Tarasco (32) after a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 7-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Marlins jump to early lead, but fall 7-4 to Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With his team long out of contention and slugger Giancarlo Stanton nearing his return, Marlins manager Dan Jennings is embracing his team’s role as spoilers in the NL East playoff race.

  • Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (20) and relief pitcher A.J. Ramos celebrate after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Washington. The Marlins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Barraclough escapes jam, Marlins win 4-3 over Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins rookie reliever Kyle Barraclough will quickly earn the trust of his manager with escapes like the one he pulled Friday night.

  • Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna (13) celebrates his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nationals fall behind early, lose to Marlins 4-3

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna homered off Washington starter Max Scherzer, and the Miami Marlins built a three-run lead and held on to beat the Nationals 4-3 on Friday night.