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New England bride hitchhikes to wedding after limo fails her

BROOKLINE, N.H. — After waiting 11 years to marry her groom, a flat tire wasn’t going to stop a determined New Hampshire bride from walking down the aisle on her special day.

With her limo rendered inoperable along an infrequently travelled road in Brookline, Angelique Arsenault stuck out her thumb and hitchhiked to the wedding venue in nearby Milford on Saturday.

Amped up attitude greets ‘Chase’

RICHMOND, Va.—After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters.

The start of the playoffs signifies a shift in attitude and aggression. And if there was any doubt the mindset had changed, Kevin Harvick posted a warning about his mood for the next 10 weeks.

It was a video of an angry bull charging into the grandstands.

Blue Jays open series with loss to Yankees

NEW YORK—Sensing the season’s dwindling days, the N.Y. Yankees opened their penultimate homestand by falling behind on Masahiro Tanaka’s seventh pitch of a sunny Labor Day afternoon.

But Jacoby Ellsbury turned the deficit into a lead on R.A. Dickey’s third offering of the day, and New York remained on the periphery of contention for a post-season berth with four weeks to go.

Blast sets back SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A massive explosion erupted yesterday at SpaceX’s main launch pad—destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread Internet service in Africa.

There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test.