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Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.

Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites
F. Glenn Miller Jr. reacts after the judge denied his objections for jury instructions during his capital murder trial on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan.. Miller is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area on April 13, 2014. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."

Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown
In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 photo, people walk near a factory where Aragua State police officers killed four men execution-style in Maracay, Venezuela. A video secretly recorded that rainy day in early August showed that police officers took the man to a concrete alley in the complex where his three companions already lay dead, held him in place, and then shot him point blank. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"

Mocked artist gets nod of approval from Pats QB Tom Brady
Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg is surrounded by the media outside of a federal courthouse in New York Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell departed with no last-minute settlement being reached in talks between the NFL and its players union in the dispute over deflated footballs. Rosenberg returned to Manhattan federal court several weeks after a drawing she made at Brady’s first “Deflategate” hearing went viral, with critics saying she made him look like an aging cartoon villain. Today Rosenberg said she got a wave and a “thank you” from the superstar, but she's not reading too much into it, saying he might just be “a polite guy who waves to everybody.” (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)NEW YORK (AP) — A courtroom artist who some Internet critics say made New England quarterback Tom Brady look like an aging cartoon villain has gotten a wave and a "thank you" from the superstar.

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)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 over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons
This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Mireya Alejandra Lopez who was arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at a home in Avondale, Ariz. She is accused of drowning her 2-year-old twin sons and attempting to drown a third son. She is jailed on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, with bail set at $2 million. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — 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.

Ukraine points finger at ultra-nationalists after Kiev clash
Smoke rises from the parliament building in Kiev as activists from radical Ukrainian parties, including the nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), clash with police officers on August 31, 2015A member of Ukraine's National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country's breakaway regions. Major powers voiced deep concern at the bloodshed, which the Ukrainian government blamed on ultra-nationalists. It was the worst unrest in the capital since a popular uprising ousted Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych early last year, unleashing a separatist insurgency in Ukraine's industrial east.

Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks
Travellers believed to be migrants leave a train coming from Austria at the railway station in MunichAs thousands of men, women and children - many fleeing Syria's civil war - continued to arrive from the east, authorities let thousands of undocumented people travel on towards Germany, the favored destination for many. The influx is a crisis for the European Union, which has eliminated border controls between 26 "Schengen area" states but requires asylum seekers to apply in the first EU country they reach - something that is often ignored as migrants race from the fringes of the bloc to its more prosperous heart.

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg
In this Aug. 23, 2015 photo provided by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, members of Fresno County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team look at a map of a remote area of the Sierra National Forest, Calif., where Miyuki Harwood, 62-year-old, was found on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team looking for her. Harwood, 62, was found Saturday, Aug. 29 after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday.

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants
A beach goer leaves the pier on Clearwater beach as a squall from the remains of tropical storm Erika approaches Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Clearwater, Fla. The remnants of the storm is predicted to drop between 3-5 inches on the sunshine state. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened on Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde islands but was forecast to weaken in the coming days, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters. The center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with a population of 525,000. Fred had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), but was expected to gradually dissipate after passing the Cape Verde islands late on Monday, then move away on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Reckoning nears for clerk resisting same-sex marriage ruling
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali
FILE - In this undated file photo, William McKinley, 25th President of the United States. He was inaugurated in 1897, and again in 1901 just prior to being assassinated on Sept. 6, 1901. Even before he arrived on a historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama was making waves over his decision to rename its famed Mount McKinley, named for President McKinley, as Denali, a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. (AP Photo, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.

People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds
The results of a sleep study test showed that those who had slept less than six hours a night during the week leading up to the study were 4.2 times more likely to catch a cold compared to those who got more than seven hours of sleepPeople who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, US researchers said Monday. The findings in the journal Sleep are based on a study of 164 volunteers who allowed themselves to be exposed to the cold virus by researchers who were also tracking their sleep habits. Once sequestered in the hotel, researchers administered the cold virus via nasal drops and monitored the volunteers for a week, collecting daily mucus samples to see if the virus had taken hold.

The Latest on Jewish shootings: Nazi salute after conviction
F. Glenn Miller Jr., charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, speaks during the closing arguments Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, during his capital murder trial at Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller Jr.is acting as his own attorney. (Monty Davis/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

Latest on US Open: Chatty Vandeweghe beats Stephens
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Joao Souza, of Brazil, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

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