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European Union threatens Russia with stricter sanctions

The European Union slapped back at Moscow Saturday, threatening to impose stricter sanctions as Ukrainian officials accused Russia of sending in more tanks to flatten a small border town. During an EU summit in Brussels, Ukrainian President...Show More Summary

Mustache masquerade key to raven researcher’s disguise

Ravens are no match for a fake mustache. Stacia Backensto, an Alaska biologist and master of disguise, dressed herself as one of the men working in the northern oilfields to spy on the scientist-shy birds.

Jets cut WR Stephen Hill, QB Matt Sims as rosters shrinks to 53

For two years, Stephen Hill dropped passes. Now, the Jets have dropped him. Hill, 23, was released by the Jets on Saturday as the team reduced it’s roster to 53.

N.C. mobile home fire kills six people

A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.

Hour before getting cut, Michael Sam back at Missouri to cheer on Tigers

Michael Sam smiled and shook hands at Missouri’s season opener against South Dakota State on Saturday shortly before he was cut by the St. Louis Rams.

Bondy: Another lonely U.S. Open for Serena Williams, whose countrymen are all out

This is what has become of American tennis in the 2010s, and what it has been for far too long: Serena Williams, alone out there, leaving behind a bunch of one-week wonders.

Madden: Derek Jeter, David Wright not delivering from prime batting order spots

Oh Captain! Our Captains! August has been the unkindest month for Derek Jeter and David Wright, both of whom are finding just hitting the ball hard, for extra bases, to be a yeoman’s task.

The Score Hears: Mets to honor 9/11 civilian hero

In keeping with their tradition of heartfelt ceremonies on Sept. 11 — the aftermath of which Bobby Valentine’s Mets were deeply involved in — the team will recognize a man who lost his son in the terrorist attacks.

Mark Wahlberg to miss brother Donnie’s wedding

Donnie Walhberg and Jenny McCarthy are tying the knot — but one A-lister won’t be attending. Mark Wahlberg is not attending the New York nuptials, according to TMZ.

Jets cut AWOL cornerback Dimitri Patterson

John Idzik’s patience unsurprisingly ran out on Dimitri Patterson. The Jets cut the veteran cornerback Saturday after a strange saga that started when Patterson did not show up for the team’s preseason game against the Giants.

Fake California cop busted in rape of exotic dancer: police

He’s no cop — he’s a pervert. A sex offender, posing as an undercover officer, raped an exotic dancer before leading the real police on a wild chase through Southern California, authorities said.

Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick dies

Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.

Tim Howard, Everton shredded by Chelsea 6-3 in wild Premier League match

Chelsea scored twice inside the opening three minutes and three more times in a chaotic 11-minute spell in the second half on its way to a wild 6-3 win over Everton on Saturday, clinching a third straight Premier League victory.

Cops question two in pellet-gun shooting of jogger

Cops are questioning two men they believe were involved in the pellet-gun shooting of a jogger in Central Park that’s being investigated as a hate crime.

End Zone: The final whistle for Dick Bavetta, the NBA's Iron Man of officials

Before he started his long and remarkable journey as an NBA referee — and before he embarked on the streak that would cause an average 9-to-5er to blush in embarrassment — Dick Bavetta spent nine years getting rejected.

Pennsylvania man suffocated girlfriend who survived intentional crash

A central Pennsylvania man will serve 28 to 56 years behind bars for suffocating his girlfriend after she survived his deliberate, high-speed crash.

N.J. dog turns on stove, starts fire

A laptop sitting on topstove's burner caught fire after the curious pup turned on the cooktop. No one was inside the home when the blaze broke out, and firefighters rescued the dog to safety.

A Sunny Celebration at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum

What starts off with crazy good sparkling heels, only gets better as you scroll through this day captured by Anna Costa. And the Santa Barbara Historical Museum? It's the leader of the beautiful outdoor venue pack; especially when outfitted with blooms by Tenley Erin Young Floral and details coordinated by Jessica Kuipers. Show More Summary

Austin Beerworks 99-packs of beer sell out in one day

Ninety-nine beers on the wall didn’t last long in Texas. Austin Beerworks sold all 20 of its 99-packs on the first day of the super-sized stunt.

8 Seconds From Glory: New book examines legacy of early ’90s Bills

They still had enough time. That’s what Jim Kelly was thinking with a shade over two minutes remaining in Super Bowl XXV as he led the Bills back on the field one final time.

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