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Her retirement, by soccer star Abby Wambach. The sport’s leading all-time international scorer among both men and women will play her final game with the U.S. women’s team on Dec. 16 in New Orleans against China.


The Mississippi state flag, from the campus at Ole Miss. Students, faculty and staff at the state university had pushed for its removal because of the prominent Confederate battle flag in its design.


Flip Saunders, 60, head coach and president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He coached the team from 1995 to 2005 and returned as head coach in 2014, a year after becoming president.


By the Department of Transportation, the packing of e-cigarettes in checked luggage on airline flights. “We know from recent incidents that e-cigarettes in checked bags can catch fire during transport,” said Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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