Royals’ winning streak ends at nine after 3-0 loss to Marlins

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had set a season strikeout record and tamed the Royals with a series of timely escapes as Miami beat Kansas City 3-0 on Wednesday night, ending the Royals’ winning streak at nine games. The Kansas City offense failed to capitalize on three scoring opportunities — one early and two late.

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 247

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll rose to 247, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

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High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

Before the season, some high school programs realize they won’t be hoisting a trophy on the final week of the fall
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High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways 1:47

High school football programs lacking tradition search for success in other ways

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer 0:22

KU's Svi Mykhailiuk says he regained confidence over summer

One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year 0:58

One man killed, another wounded in Kansas City's 72nd homicide of the year

Dogs and cats displaced by Louisiana flooding arrive in Virginia 4:46

Dogs and cats displaced by Louisiana flooding arrive in Virginia