President Donald Trump's comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance.
2. WHAT HURRICANE MARIA'S DEVASTATION HAS DONE TO PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress says the storm's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage. 3. WHO WAS VICTORIOUS IN GERMANY ELECTION
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament.
4. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NEW TRAVEL BAN
Travelers from eight countries Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela will face limitations on entry to the U.S. ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions.
5. OPPOSITION FROM GOP SENATORS GROWS AND JEOPARDIZES HEALTH BILL
Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.
6. HOPES OF FINDING EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS DWINDLE IN MEXICO
Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of just two sites left where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City.
7. SEGREGATION LINGERS IN US SCHOOLS 60 YEARS AFTER "LITTLE ROCK NINE"
The sacrifice of those black students stands as a symbol of the turbulence of the era, but also as a testament to an intractable problem: Though legal segregation has long ended, few white and minority students share a classroom today.
8. BLACK LAWMAKERS PONDER TRUMP AGENDA AT ANNUAL GATHERING
Those who flocked to the nation's capital for the gathering of black lawmakers, leaders and policy experts identified multiple ways that black Americans are losing ground under President Trump's watch.
9. GUNMAN OPENS FIRE IN TENNESSEE CHURCH
A masked man invaded a Nashville church, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants, killing at least one person and wounding seven others, authorities say. 10. WHICH COLLEGES MOVED UP THE AP TOP 25 POLL
No. 7 Georgia and No. 9 TCU jumped into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season.