Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win her third consecutive U.S. Open and 18th Grand Slam title. No matter; the two remain close friends and confidants off the court. Meanwhile, excitement is mounting — especially in Japan — for the men's final today. Kei Nishikori, the first Japanese Grand Slam singles finalist, will face off against Croatian player Marin Čilić.
DNA evidence and a bloody shawl may have finally revealed the identity of Jack the Ripper, 126 years after he terrorized London. Aaron Kosminkski, a 23-year-old Polish immigrant who died in an asylum, had been a police suspect, but there was never enough evidence to bring him to trial. (London Evening Standard)