NFL’s 1st female scout details groundbreaking path

Former New York Jets scout Connie Carberg poses with a recently released book, "X's And O's Don't Mean I Love You," outside the Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. How she helped deliver the sack-dancing Mark Gastineau to the Jets is just one of the many fascinating behind-the-scenes tales told by Carberg and author Elisabeth Meinecke. Gastineau went on to become one of the Jets' best and most popular players _ and helped cement Carberg's place in NFL history as the league's first female scout. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak Jr.)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Connie Carberg was incredibly antsy, barely able to contain her excitement a few moments before picking up the phone and making one of the most important calls in New York Jets history.

Canadian Rockies: From rugged hikes to upscale resorts

In this July 6, 2017 photo, a bridge crosses a stream along the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta. It is an outdoorsman's paradise with scenic mountain hikes and crystal-blue water. (AP Photo/Adam Kealoha Causey)

CANMORE, Alberta — Canada’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains is an outdoor paradise with something for everyone: upscale resorts surrounded by jagged mountains, isolated hikes offering an escape from urban life and crystal-blue water that dares you to feel the chill.

Homeless veteran gets place to call home

In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 photo, Iraq war veteran Vernon Poling, 44, walks through a courtyard past a giant American flag at Potter's Lane, an apartment complex made out of shipping containers in Midway City, Calif. Poling was the last of 15 homeless veterans to move into the $6.7 million project paid for with federal, state, and local dollars, donations, and among other sources, the nonprofit behind the project, American Family Housing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

MIDWAY CITY, Calif. — Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he got a home of his own.

Sweat and guts on display at CrossFit challenge

In this Aug. 5, 2017 photo athletes of Berlin's CrossFit Aorta cheer for their teammates during the fourth edition of the "Battle of Rostock", a CrossFit competition organized by the local CrossFit Box Sturmflut (German for storm flood), in Rostock, Germany. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

ROSTOCK, Germany (AP) — “Get back to the beast mode!” an observer shouts in the face of a sweating athlete. “Stop wallowing in self-pity!”

Turkey bones may help trace fate of cliff dwellers

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico. DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The turkey DNA shows Native American people in the Rio Grande Valley of northern New Mexico raised and ate the same genetic strain of bird as the Mesa Verde people, and that the turkeys arrived in New Mexico about the same time Mesa Verde was abandoned, the researchers said. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz,File)

DENVER — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys.

Dorm decor gets serious

This photo provided by Mr. Call Designs shows a dorm room designed by interior designer Jon Call. To personalize a college dorm room, Call suggests adding a headboard to the existing bed frame and investing in high-quality distinctive bedding, as shown in this dorm room pictured. (Sean Litchfield/Mr. Call Designs via AP)

When Young Huh left for college in the 1980s, she brought “one giant poster of The Cure, bedding from the local bed-and-bath store and maybe some desk accessories.” Like so many Gen-Xers, her one creative touch was asking a supermarket for leftover milk crates to use as bookshelves.

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