Diplomats jostle to lay out position on how to end Syria war

PARIS (AP) — Europe’s top diplomats, the United States and Russia jostled to lay out their positions Thursday on how best to end the civil war in Syria, which has sent millions fleeing their homes and killed thousands….

Japan inflation flat in August, weighed by low oil prices

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports that its inflation rate remained flat in August, as low oil prices slowed progress toward the government’s 2 percent target….

Singer and mom Shakira promotes early childhood development

NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira says being a mother has given her an even stronger connection to her favorite cause – early childhood development and education….

Ex-‘Scandal’ star pleads no contest to knocking man out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short is avoiding jail time after pleading no contest to punching a man at a Los Angeles restaurant last year….

Humility of Heisman hopeful Fournette inspires No. 8 LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The menacing presence that LSU running back Leonard Fournette projects when he topples would-be tacklers is missing as he steps casually into a crowd of reporters….

Fed says Yellen checks out OK after dehydration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says Chair Janet Yellen felt dehydrated at the end of a speech she was giving in Massachusetts and was seen by medical personnel as a precaution….

David Beckham impressed by pope: ‘Truly amazing’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Add David Beckham to the list of people who have been moved by the pope’s visit to the United States….

Wiggle It Jiggleit Wins Little Brown Jug

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Wiggle It Jiggleit won the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, rallying to edge Lost for Words by a nose in the third leg of the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacing triple crown. Wiggle It Jiggleit, driven by Montrell Teague, finished the mile in 1:49.3. Lost for...

Flores, Aragon Share Lead In Web.com Tour Finals Event

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Martin Flores birdied his final hole for a 4-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Alex Aragon on Thursday in the Web.com Tour Finals’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Flores and Aragon each had five birdies and a bogey on...

German sniper gets 20 years in case that targeted US agent

NEW YORK (AP) — A former German Army sniper has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after he was caught in a sting operation that tested whether ex-soldiers would kill a U.S. agent….