Querrey is U.S. 1st men’s quarterfinalist since ‘11

Sam Querrey, of the United States, follows through on a shot in the first set of his fourth round match against Mischa Zverev, of Germany, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Querrey was about as perfect as can be en route to becoming the first American man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 2011.

We’re still fighting 150 years after Appomattox

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, left, looks towards a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Did 620,000 die, as Northerners would have it, in a noble quest to save the union and end slavery _ the nation’s horrific original sin? Or was the “War Between the States” a gallant crusade to limit federal power, with slavery playing a lesser part, as Southerners insisted? (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and write history. In reunion gatherings and living rooms alike, differing versions of the causes of the conflict became as hardened as sunbaked Georgia clay.

South Korea simulates attack on North’s nuke site

South Korean army soldiers take positions with their K-55 self-propelled howitzers during a military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea on Monday fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang detonated its largest ever nuclear test explosion.

Harvey’s floodwaters mix a foul brew

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.

Eclipse proved boon for I.F hotels

Visitors and residents stop by the Idaho Falls farmers market on Aug. 19 on the weekend before the total solar eclipse. City of Idaho Falls officials estimate the city saw 300,000 visitors on the day of totality.

Idaho Falls hotels saw the highest average daily rate ($368) and the largest year-over-year average daily rate increase (276 percent) on Aug. 20, the Sunday before the total solar eclipse.

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