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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

President Obama Renames Mount McKinley ‘Denali’

President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit

Historic Ancient Palmyra Falls Under Control Of IS

ISIS Severely Damages Ancient Temple in Palmyra

Activists say Islamic State militants have set off an explosion that severely damaged the Bel Temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. One witness said only the wall of the temple remains

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV this Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 - FILE - In this July 3, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova returns a ball to Irina-Camelia Begu during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Sharapova is seeded third for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. She is a five-time major champion who was going to be seeded No. 3

A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

Slain TV Journalists Remembered at Memorial Service

Community religious leaders gathered to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. The interfaith service was filled with somber prayers

Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died

Malaysia Rally

Malaysian Prime Minister Slams Protests

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal

Ayman Abbas, center, head of the Supreme Election Committee, announces the dates for Egypt's parliamentary elections at a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. The committee announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in two stages in October and November. Egypt has been without a legislature for three years. In its absence, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi holds legislative authority. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil)

Egypt to Hold Parliamentary Elections in the Fall

Egypt will hold its long-awaited parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November, the country's electoral committee announced. These will be the first elections since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected to office in May