Sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., 20, who was struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s car during a race in upstate New York; Ward had exited his crashed car and stalked onto the track to confront Stewart. RESCUED

Twenty-four roller-coaster passengers, from the Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags in Maryland, stalled near the top of the ride. It took five hours to safely remove everyone; no injuries were reported.


Bruce Davis, 71, for parole, by California Governor Jerry Brown, reversing a parole-board decision. Davis has served more than 43 years for involvement in two 1969 Manson “family” murders.


Federal documents detailing the expansion of the terrorist-watch-list database, reportedly by someone other than Edward Snowden, since they are dated after he left the U.S.


The PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., by Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy. It’s his fourth major title and comes just weeks after his victory at the British Open.


All employees over the age of 35 at India’s national public radio broadcaster. Some may be allowed to stay, provided they pass a test indicating that they don’t sound “too mature and boring.”

This appears in the August 25, 2014 issue of TIME.
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