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Cousins to begin season as Redskins QB

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.

Rams unsure who will start at center

ST. LOUIS — Heading into the preseason finale, the St. Louis Rams are unsettled at center.

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Heyward’s 2B keys rally as Cardinals beat Nationals 8-5

ST. LOUIS — Jason Heyward hit a two-run, tie-breaking double in the seventh inning to key a five-run rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Monday night.

Chiefs expect waived players to be snapped up

KANSAS CITY — The first year general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were in charge of the Chiefs, they were so short of quality depth they snapped up seven players on waivers. This year, the Chiefs could have that many of their own claimed.

Girls Golf: Helias, Lady Jays at Quad

The Helias Lady Crusaders were second and the Jefferson City Lady Jays finished third Monday at the Sedalia Quad.

Briles believes No. 4 Baylor not bothered by investigation

WACO, Texas — Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday his team isn’t distracted by the school president’s call for an independent investigation into the handling of a sexual assault complaint against former transfer Sam Ukwuachu.

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Royals acquire Gomes from Braves

ATLANTA — Now that he’s officially on the move from Atlanta, Jonny Gomes is excited to be joining the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals.

Dixon a deserving winner as IndyCar grieves

With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history.

With a fourth win, Day creates a temporary Big 3

Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day.

Williams into second round when opponent stops

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women.

Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling by judge

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute about deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

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Richardson enters plea of not guilty

ST. CHARLES — Suspended New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson will be back in court Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty Monday to resisting arrest and traffic charges stemming from his arrest in July.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

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In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to common drugstore treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the minuscule bugs.

Governor’s son cited for driving while intoxicated

The 25-year-old son of Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

Utility to clean contaminated site in downtown Springfield

Officials are planning a $7.3 million cleanup of a contaminated site in downtown Springfield.

Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

An inmate scheduled to be executed today for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment, saying the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Samsung unveils circular smartwatch, but are apps available?

Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it’s unknown how many apps will be available for it.

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall

Blue Bell ice cream is back.

Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.

Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn’t want them to live with the difficulties she faces.

Sex registry questioned after prep school grad’s conviction

A graduate of an elite prep school who was convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest will be required to register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded and legal experts and reform advocates say exceeds the crime.

Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman

The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted well over 1,000 mourners at a hometown reception.

Suspect in Houston-area deputy’s death had mental evaluation

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.

Afghan Taliban offer leader’s biography amid power struggle

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer and injuring more than 100, the interior ministry said.

Missouri governor's son cited for driving while intoxicated

The 25-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported

The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that lobbyists likely broke state laws requiring them to name lawmakers they buy meals for.

What to watch aside from Serena in New York

There is no question the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid.

Women who beat Serena Williams say belief important

So here’s the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open’s main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams?

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Eighth-inning call goes against Royals in loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A late comeback bid by the Kansas City Royals was stymied by a strange and disputed double play.

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Three home runs lead Cardinals past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s coming together for Brandon Moss at the plate, and that’s helping the National League’s best team play as well as ever.

Harman records two aces in one round

EDISON, N.J. — Brian Harman made a hole-in-one twice Sunday in The Barclays, the first time that’s happened on the PGA Tour in nine years.

Day wins blowout at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers golf really isn’t this easy.

Dixon snatches IndyCar crown away from Montoya

SONOMA, Calif. — A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale. A familiar face hoisting the championship trophy.

Chiefs QB Murray plays well in preseason game

KANSAS CITY — The nerves were obvious when the Chiefs’ Aaron Murray rolled to his left late in the first half Friday night, looked downfield and threw a perfect pass — right to a Tennessee defender.

Daly back on golf course

CANTON, Miss. — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he said was a collapsed lung.

Penalties keep piling up for Rams

ST. LOUIS — Penalties remain an issue for the St. Louis Rams as the opener looms. They’re 0-3 in the preseason after hurting themselves yet again.

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Chiefs’ Smith, Maclin developing chemistry

KANSAS CITY — Alex Smith was familiar with Jeremy Maclin long before the wide receiver signed with Kansas City, first catching him on television and then studying him on film with the Eagles.

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Arrieta throws no-hitter for Cubs against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard.

Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week.

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Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

Doubts about China’s economic leadership sap confidence

The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China’s economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years.

Relatives mad after court blocks suits over hospital deaths

Relatives are outraged after the Missouri Supreme Court decided wrongful death litigation can’t go forward against a northwest Missouri hospital where a nurse is accused of intentionally killing patients more than a decade ago.

Hundreds mourn slain 9-year-old Ferguson girl

Hundreds gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home as she did homework on her mother’s bed.

General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.