Rain and rising humidity help firefighters in West

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West.
South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement.
Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

Police officers and firefighters stand by the destroyed fireworks factory Pirotecnia Zaragozana's building after a huge explosion in Pinseque, Spain, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The blast at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed a number of people and seriously injured tothers, police and firefighters didn't know the cause of the blast. (AP Photo/Aranzazu Navarro)MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said.

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

In this photo taken Aug. 29, 2015, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws to a receiver in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Cousins will start the season as Washington's quarterback, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday. With Robert Griffin III still in the NFL's concussion protocol program, Gruden opted for Cousins, who was drafted along with Griffin in 2012 and has started nine games when Griffin has been hurt, going 2-7. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.

Latest on US Open: No. 7 Ivanovic loses in 1st round

Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, returns a shot to Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

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