School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

Keonya Wells walks her son Joseph Toney to school along a safe passage route as Chicago Public School community watch person Keisha Powe stands guard Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Chicago. Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.



NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay enters Hamilton County court in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Irsay is scheduled to appear in court for a change-of-plea hearing on drug-related charges he faces from a traffic stop in March. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a March traffic stop.



US family grieving over new beheading video

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide

Russian President Vladimir PutinMOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.



Serena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss

Venus, left, and Serena Williams walk to mid court after losing a quarterfinals doubles match to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, of Russia, during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.





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