• Another dead body found in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say another dead body has been found in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains.

  • Air quality alert posted for Charlotte on game day

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The anticipation of a new college football season isn’t the only thing hanging in the air in Charlotte.

  • 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.

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  • In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, dead fish and trash float in the polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio’s sewage-filled waters. But even if they find high virus counts, organizers say they have no plans to move venues. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio’s sewage-filled waters.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors line the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

    National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this year

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking views and long waits, whether it is to get into the national park itself or to find a parking spot inside. A few frustrated tourists have even turned around and left.

  • Calvin Darling, 14, of Moorhead, Minn., takes a turn at the shooting line Aug. 14, 2015 during Woodie Camp in Fergus Falls, Minn.  Campers learn about everything from decoy painting to shooting skills.  (Anne Wessel/St. Cloud Times via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Camp aims to develop well-rounded waterfowl hunters

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — You want a couple practice quacks?

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Religion news in brief

    Federal hearing set in clerk’s marriage case

  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Kotzebue School, 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)

    Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska

    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world’s wake-up call on global warming.

  • A passerby places an American flag at a memorial in front of the Fox Lake Police Department in Fox Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Gliniewicz was shot and killed Tuesday while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police are searching for a second day to locate three suspects in the killing.  (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer’s death

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Obama seals legacy-defining Iran deal as Senate Dems gather 34 votes to stymie GOP resolution