Michael Gordon

In this photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, Arkansas State’s Michael Gordon scores a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Jonesboro, Ark. Arkansas State takes on Auburn on Saturday.…

Fredi Knighten Arkansas State

In this photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, Arkansas State’s Fredi Knighten (9) pulls away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff defense during an NCAA college football game in Jonesboro, Ark. Arkansas State takes on Auburn on Saturday. (AP Photo /The…

Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)…

Reymond Fuentes

San Diego Padres center fielder Reymond Fuentes cannot reach a ball hit for an RBI-double by San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence during the fifth inning in a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in San Diego. (AP…

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Daniela Hantuchova, of Slovakia, during a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)…

Jacoby Ellsbury

Boston Red Sox’s Jacoby Ellsbury runs to first after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)…

Booker faces Newark, NJ, crime wave amid campaign

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Cory Booker, with six weeks left in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, is grappling with a surge in violence that has left nine people dead in his city in as many…

Ex-CEO of USVI hospital convicted of tax fraud

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The former chief executive of a U.S. Virgin Islands hospital has been convicted of tax fraud. After a two-day trial in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas, a federal jury convicted…

Student charged with murder in high school knifing

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old male student has been charged with murder in a deadly knife fight at a Houston-area high school. A Harris County Sheriff’s Office statement says Luis Alonzo Alfaro was charged in the fight…

Julien Leparoux, Diamond Bachelor

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Diamond Bachelor and jockey Julien Leparoux win the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Turf horse race on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit…

1 of farmworker movement’s 1st female leaders dies

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jessie Lopez De La Cruz, a longtime leader in the national farmworker movement, has died. She was 93. The United Farmworkers of America says De La Cruz died in Kingsburg, Calif., on Labor Day.…

Erik Johnson, Robinson Cano

Chicago White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson, right, reacts as New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano rounds the bases with a home run in the first inning Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)…

Robinson Cano, Alfonso Soriano

New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano, right, celebrates with Alfonson Soriano after Cano hit a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New…

Colombia leader’s popularity plunges to 21 percent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A poll says Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ approval rating has plummeted 27 percentage points to its worst since he took office: 21 percent. The Gallup poll released Wednesday was done during the week…

Correction: People-Linda Ronstadt story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about Linda Ronstadt having Parkinson’s Disease, The Associated Press erroneously credited the story to AARP Magazine. In fact, the article appeared only on AARP.org. A corrected version of the…