Sept. 10, 2015 07:01 AM
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1. WHAT GOP IS ATTEMPTING TO SCUPPER IN CONGRESS

Conservative House Republicans are embarking on an eleventh-hour political maneuver to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, but chances are slim before next week's deadline.


2. HOW SOME SYRIAN REFUGEES PLAN WAY TO EUROPE

Social media sites give advice on the itinerary for the thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty trying to make their way to Western Europe.


3. NEW CEO FACES HOST OF CHALLENGES AT UNITED

Those who fly the airline — and some who have stopped — say he should start by fixing customer service and improving on-time performance.


4. RAW SEWAGE A 'FACT OF LIFE' FOR RIO'S POOR

AP's Jenny Barchfield finds that fewer than half of Brazilian households have access to basic sanitation, a plight in the spotlight as Olympic venues themselves are heavily polluted.


5. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP'S ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA TEST HAJJ SECURITY

The extremists' group is extending its reach in the kingdom, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology.


6. WHY BRIDES ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY IN INDIA

With northern India's gender ratio profoundly out of whack, men have had to go to the distant southern state of Kerala to find a bride.


7. STUDY: BONES REVEAL NEW HUMAN RELATIVE

Deep in a South African cave, scientists discover a previously unknown relative of modern humans that has a strange mix of human and ape-like traits.


8. EVACUATING A BURNING JETLINER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Passengers on the jet whose engine caught fire before takeoff in Las Vegas escaped with their lives, their luggage and some even found time to take selfies.


9. HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS UNNERVE PHOENIX

Billboards flash a "shooting tips" hotline to freeway drivers. Other residents just take city streets, fearing a spate of shootings that have rattled residents across the nation's sixth-largest city.


10. CAN'T JUDGE NEW IPHONE BY ITS COVER

Apple's new smartphone looks the same as last year's models, but changes include camera improvements to new sensors that enable quicker access to tasks.


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