Obama creates world's largest marine protected area

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National MonumentWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world's largest marine protected area.



Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas

This booking photo released Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, shows Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge. (Dallas County Sheriff’s Department via AP)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, twice suspended in the minor leagues for violating drug rules, was away from the team Friday following his overnight arrest in Dallas on a drunken driving charge.



Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black

Patrick Reed tees off from the first hole during the second round of The Barclays golf tournament in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.



Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:
Louisiana's four-legged flood victims await reunions, homes

Bonnie Smith, 67, was thrilled when she stopped by the Livingston, La., animal shelter on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, and found Betsy, the cat that always slept at the foot of her mother-in-law’s bed before she died in July at age 103. One of Smith’s tenants had rescued the cat from floodwaters two weeks ago but had to leave it at a shelter in a Denham Springs church when they were evacuated. The shelter reunited Smith with the cat. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Two weeks ago, fast-rising floodwaters forced many south Louisiana homeowners to leave their beloved pets behind as they boarded rescue boats or waded through chest-deep water to reach dry ground.





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