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  • Reaction to Arnold Palmer's death Sunday
  • FILE - In this April 12, 1964 file photo, Arnold Palmer, right, slips into his green jacket with help from Jack Nicklaus after winning the Masters golf championship, in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo/File)Reaction to golf great Arnold Palmer's death Sunday at age 87 in Pittsburgh:



  • Arnold Palmer, whose skill and charisma redefined golf, dies at 87
  • Golf great Arnold Palmer at the Masters in Augusta in AprilArnold Palmer, the golf great whose charisma and common touch drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and propelled the game into the mainstream, died Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer's longtime assistant Doc Griffin confirmed the player known as "The King" had died at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital. No cause of death was immediately given, although the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported he had undergone cardiac tests.



  • Vikings put brakes on Newton, end Panthers' NFL home win streak
  • Sam Bradford of the Minnesota Vikings throws a pass during their NFL game against the Carolina Panthers, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 25, 2016The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, holding the Panthers scoreless for 50 minutes in a 22-10 NFL victory in Charlotte, where the contest went off without incident despite unrest in recent days. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford authored three second-half scoring drives and the Minnesota's defence sacked Newton eight times and intercepted him three times. At 1-2 the Panthers have lost one more game than they lost in all of the 2015 regular season.



  • Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87
  • Palmer of the U.S. waves to the crowd as he stands on the 18th green during the Champion Golfers' Challenge tournament ahead of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, ScotlandBy Eric Beech and Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications on Sunday. Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as 'The King' who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. "Today marks the passing of an era," Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent, said in a statement.



  • Arnold Palmer remembered as 'King of the fairways'
  • (Reuters) - Following is reaction to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday: JACK NICKLAUS, LONGTIME FRIEND AND RIVAL "Arnold transcended the game of golf. Arnold was someone who was a pioneer in his sport. Thanks for the memories, Arnold." GEORGE W. BUSH, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT "For all who love the game of golf and love to see it played, there has never been a sight quite like Arnold Palmer walking down the fairway toward the 18th green.

  • From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline
  • U.S. President Obama talks to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Archambault II at Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration at Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North DakotaBy Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of President Barack Obama's Cabinet-level advisers at a September 6 meeting of the White House's three-year-old Native American Affairs Council.



  • African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
  • A report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put Africa's total elephant population at around 415,000, a decline of around 111,000 over the past decadeThe number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching. The revelation, the worst drop in 25 years, came amid disagreement on the second day of the global meet over the best way to improve the plight of Africa's elephants, targeted for their tusks. With Namibia and Zimbabwe, wanting to be allowed to sell ivory stockpiles accrued from natural deaths to fund community elephant conservation initiatives, Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri rejected the "imperialistic policies" of opposing countries, branding them a "clear infringement on the sovereign rights of nations".



  • Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses
  • File-This jan. 28, 1962, file photo shows Arnold Palmer concentrating on his next move during the Lucky International Open at San Francisco's Harding Park. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo, File)Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.



  • Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo
  • A tractor clears the rubble following Syrian govermnet forces' airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in AleppoThe US accused Moscow of "barbarism" over the worsening carnage in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded the city in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to demand Russia rein in its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and halt intense air strikes, Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes. "What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism.



  • U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help
  • U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, PennsylvaniaBy Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July?s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen?s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters. The publicly financed schools, a key source of jobs and business opportunities for U.S. members of Gulen?s global movement, have sharply slowed their expansion in recent years, public records show. The slowdown comes amid a series of government probes in more than a dozen states into allegations ranging from misuse of taxpayer funds to visa fraud.



  • Ross helps Cubs edge Cardinals 3-1
  • Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross hugs manager Joe Maddon in the dugout after Willson Contreras replaced David Ross during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) ? David Ross got fired up when Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked to the mound with two out in the seventh inning, ready to argue for Jon Lester to stay in the game.



  • Colombian, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal
  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas at their camp in El Diamante, Caqueta department, Colombia on September 25, 2016Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebels, Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, are due to sign a historic peace deal Monday to end a five-decade war. The guests will include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and an array of Latin American leaders -- notably Cuban President Raul Castro, whose country hosted the nearly four-year-long peace talks that produced a final deal on August 24. Once the peace agreement is signed between the rebels and the government, the European Union will temporarily suspend the FARC from its list of terrorist organizations, the bloc's ambassador in Bogota, Ana Paula Zacarias, told RCN television.



  • Rookie Dak Prescott solid again, Cowboys beat Bears 31-17
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates a touchdown catch by wide receiver Dez Bryant in the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ? Maybe the Cowboys will be OK without quarterback Tony Romo this time. The future of the Dallas running game with Ezekiel Elliott looks pretty good, too.



  • Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois medals
  • File-This Feb. 23, 2012, file photo shows honoree Pam Grier arriving at the 5th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University?s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) ? Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture.



  • Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game
  • This image made from video provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 shows Keith Scott on the ground as police approach him in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption.



  • Charlotte lifts curfew after protests over fatal shooting
  • Demonstrators form a human chain outside of Bank of America Stadium before a NFL game, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 25, 2016Charlotte authorities lifted a curfew late Sunday that had been set following sometimes violent protests over a fatal police shooting of a black man in the southern US city. The curfew had been in place since Thursday, and was lifted "immediately," the statement said. Activists demonstrated at and boycotted an American football game between the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings to protest Keith Lamont Scott's shooting death.



  • Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict
  • Diomedes holds the baby of a visiting relative of a fellow rebel of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in the Yari Plains, southern Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timochenko, are expected to sign a peace accord to end more than five decades of conflict Sept. 26 in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) ? Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four hard years of negotiations.



  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release
  • Marchers rally outside Bank of America stadium during an NFL game to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in CharlotteA couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Crowds were smaller on Sunday than earlier in the week, but protesters said they would continue until police, who on Saturday released portions of videos showing Scott's death, published all the footage.



  • Viola Davis describes becoming Rape Foundation advocate
  • File-This Sept. 19, 2015, file photo shows Viola Davis arriving at the 4th Annual Woman Making History Brunch at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Davis has seen the effects of sexual assault first hand. She said her sister was sexually assaulted at age 8 and is now a heroin addict and prostitute. Davis also described her mother and herself as survivors of sexual assault Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at a benefit for the Rape Foundation and Stuart House, which provides free medical treatment, counseling and legal aid to rape victims, with special services for children. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP,File)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) ? Viola Davis said Sunday that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they'll become supporters.



  • Uganda takes on the 'world's most dangerous road'
  • A bus burns on the infamous Kampala-Masaka road, a major access route from the Kenyan coast through Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and BurundiWearing pristine white with her woollen socks pulled high, Ugandan traffic police officer Edith Nanteza exudes natural authority at the roadblock, barely lifting a hand as she waves motorists over. Nanteza is on the frontline of operation "Fika Salama" -- Swahili for "arrive safely" -- a high-profile attempt by the government to regain control of what the country fears has become the planet's deadliest highway. Witchcraft, poor roadwork and dangerous driving -- all have been blamed for the killer highway whose users will often turn to prayer before taking the road.



  • Pemex says fire put out on tanker off Mexico's Gulf coast
  • A provider boat sails by the burning fuel tanker Burgos a day after it erupted in flames off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 25, 2016. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Pemex said in a statement Sunday that a team of international experts in putting out fires and transferring fuel has arrived to assist.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)MEXICO CITY (AP) ? A fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast was put out Sunday, a day after the blaze began, the country's state oil company said.



  • France asks Switzerland to hand over 45,000 UBS accounts: report
  • Banking giant UBS has said the Swiss authorities asked it to provide client information following a French requestFrench tax authorities have asked Switzerland to hand over client information for some 45,000 bank accounts as part of a probe into alleged tax fraud, Le Parisien daily said Monday. Le Parisien on Monday published extracts from a letter dated May 11 from French tax authorities. "The assets of those listed totalled more than 11 billion Swiss francs (11 billion dollars), which could represent a several billion dollar shortfall for the French treasury," according to the letter written by French tax authorities, the report said.



  • Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  • Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu departs after meeting with Republican presidential nominee Trump at Trump Tower in New YorkBy Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy. During the meeting that lasted more than an hour at Trump Tower in New York, Trump told Netanyahu that under his administration, the United States would "recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel." While Israel calls Jerusalem its capital, few other countries accept that, including the United States.



  • Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve
  • Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eveHillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential ...



  • McIlroy the big winner at East Lake
  • Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and FedEX Cup at East Lake Golf Club, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) ? Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.



  • Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker
  • A security guard working at the Cascade Mall places flowers at a makeshift memorial on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Burlington, Wash., to the five victims killed in a shooting at the mall on Friday. The 20-year-old man suspected of killing the five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE (AP) ? Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here's what is known about them:



  • Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of US presidential debate
  • TOKYO (AP) ? Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from action from central banks to the U.S. presidential race, with a closely watched debate upcoming.

  • Police: 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party
  • Champaign firefighters assist with the cleanup at the scene of a fatal shooting on Green Street, near the University of Illinois campus, in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University of Illinois campus. (Holly Hart/The News-Gazette via AP)CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) ? One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University of Illinois campus.



  • Trump says he'll recognize Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided' capital
  • Israel captured the Arab eastern half of Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, and annexed it in 1980, declaring all of Jerusalem Israel's unified capitalRepublican candidate Donald Trump pledged to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he is elected president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton also met that evening. Netanyahu met privately with Trump at his residence in Trump Tower on Sunday, a day before the New York billionaire faces off against Democratic rival Clinton for their first presidential debate. "Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3000 years, and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of Israel," his campaign said in a statement.



  • U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo
  • A man waters his plants in front of damaged buildings in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of DamascusBy Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". A diplomatic solution to the fighting looked unlikely as U.S. and Russian diplomats disagreed at a U.N. Security Council meeting called to discuss the violence, which has escalated since a ceasefire collapsed last week. Rebels, who are battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of Aleppo, said any peace process would be futile unless the "scorched earth bombing" stopped immediately.



  • Aid delivered to four besieged towns in Syria: ICRC
  • Seventy trucks of humanitarian aid were delivered on Sunday to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The aid organisation said convoys were delivered to Madaya and Zabdani near Damascus and to the villages of al Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province in the north west. Kefraya and al-Foua, in Idlib province in northwest Syria, have around 20,000 people, according to U.N. estimates, and have been surrounded by insurgents since April 2015.

  • Germany's Lanxess to buy Chemtura for about $2.12 billion in cash
  • A logo of Lanxess is seen next to dark clouds at Cologne Bonn airport(Reuters) - Lanxess AG said on Sunday it would buy specialty chemical company Chemtura Corp for about $2.12 billion in cash to improve the German company's additives business. Lanxess's offer of $33.50 for each Chemtura share, represents a premium of about 19 percent to the Philadelphia-based company's close on Friday. The world's largest synthetic rubber maker will use existing funds and new debt to buy Chemtura in a deal with an enterprise value of about 2.4 billion euros ($2.69 billion), Lanxess said in a statement.



  • McIlroy wins USPGA Tour Championship and $10 mn FedEx bonus
  • Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy earned a total payday of $11.53 million at East Lake in Atlanta, GeorgiaRory McIlroy rolled in a 14-foot birdie putt at the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to edge Ryan Moore for the USPGA Tour Championship and claim the $10 million FedExCup playoff bonus. With the playoff prize and the $1.53 million winner's check, four-time major champion McIlroy earned a total payday of $11.53 million at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia. "It was incredible," said McIlroy, who with his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship has won $13.81 million in the playoffs.



  • The Latest: Cowboys roll with Prescott, lead Bears at half
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive end Mitch Unrein in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)The Latest on the third week of the NFL season (all times Eastern):



  • Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime
  • Trucks cross Friendship Bridge from China's Dandong, Liaoning province, to North Korea's SinuijuBy Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country. More such moves, with prodding from South Korea and the United States, are expected after North Korea recently defied U.N. resolutions to conduct its fifth nuclear test. North Korea's limited global links leave most countries with few targets for penalizing the regime on their own.



  • 10 Things to Know for Monday
  • 10 Things to Know for MondayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. NATION ? AND BEYOND ? TURNS ATTENTION TO FIRST OF THREE DEBATES The high-stakes contests between ...



  • LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron
  • FILE - This Sept. 24, 2016 file photo shows LSU head coach Les Miles reacting to a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala. Two people familiar with the decision say LSU has fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. Miles firing comes one day after LSU lost 18-13 at Auburn. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, file)Les Miles has finally been done in by one of the frantic finishes that came to define the Mad Hatter's tenure at LSU.



  • Dodgers clinch NL West title in Scully's final home game
  • Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the locker room after winning NL West division with a 4-3 viceroy over the Colorado Rockies in the 10th inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Sprayed champagne and beer flooded the blue carpet in the Dodgers clubhouse. The stench of alcohol hung in the damp air. Wives, kids and a puppy were in on the party with music blaring.



  • LEADING OFF: Marlins home for 1st game since Fernandez death
  • Fans of the Miami Marlins come an pay their respect, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, to Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez as the game against the Atlanta Braves was canceled. Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday. Fernandez was 24. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:



  • Russell Wilson injured in Seattle's 37-18 rout of 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is assisted off the field after being brought down against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) ? Russell Wilson is already dealing with more injuries in the first three weeks of the 2016 season than the first four years of his career.