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 2014-09-03 01:39   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Hornets first-round pick Vonleh out 6-8 weeks...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets say rookie forward Noah Vonleh will be out for six to eight weeks after surgery to repair a sports hernia.Vonleh, the team's first-round draft pick, had surgery on Tuesday in Charlotte. The team says Vonleh ...



 2014-09-03 01:36   

UPI

  President Obama sending 350 troops to Baghdad...

Heather RecordsWASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama authorized a request on Tuesday to send 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect diplomatic facilities and personnel....



 2014-09-03 01:32   

Reuters

[ World ]

  HK activists say Beijing 'brutally strangled' democracy, vow action...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's financial district has said Beijing brutally strangled its fight for full democracy and vowed to take action.On...



 2014-09-03 01:28   

AP

[ Top International ]

  UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt...

BAMAKO, Mali AP -- At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.....



 2014-09-03 01:23   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Roger Federer back into US Open quarterfinals...

NEW YORK (AP) Aside from a brief first-set blip, Roger Federer was rather dominant in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain that put the five-time champion in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years.Fed...



 2014-09-03 01:20   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Rockies RHP Kahnle activated from DL...

DENVER (AP) Right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle, sidelined since mid-August by inflammation in his pitching shoulder, has been activated from the disabled list by the Colorado Rockies.In separate moves Tuesday, the team recalled right-handed pitcher Rob S...



 2014-09-03 01:17   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Berdych sweeps Thiem to reach US Open quarterfinal...

NEW YORK (AP) Tomas Berdych schooled Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the youngster's debut in the Grand Slam round of 16.The sixth-seeded Czech won 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in just 98 minutes at the U.S. Open on Tuesday, a day before Thiem's 21st birthday...



 2014-09-03 01:14   

UPI

  Nick Cannon's illustrated book of poetry is set for March publication...

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Scholastic says it will publish an illustrated poetry book for children by entertainer Nick Cannon in March....



 2014-09-03 01:08   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors...

IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors...



 2014-09-03 01:08   

Reuters

[ World ]

  IS releases video it says shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff...

The Sotloffs are closeted inside their Miami home, following the release of Islamic State video purporting to show the execution by beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff by a masked Islamic State fighter. Gavino Garay reports....



 2014-09-03 01:08   

AP

[ US News ]

  Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list...

SAN FRANCISCO AP -- Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared...



 2014-09-03 01:08   

Reuters

[ Business ]

  Asian shares inch down, dollar on top of the heap...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched lower early on Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored...



 2014-09-03 01:06   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  US OPEN SCENE: For CiCi Bellis, back to reality...

NEW YORK (AP) For CiCi Bellis, the media storm is over, and that's just fine with her.A week after the 15-year-old Californian became the darling of the U.S. Open for pulling a massive upset, she was in a small room Tuesday surrounded by a handful of...



 2014-09-03 01:04   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Braves OF Justin Upton leaves with bruised triceps...

ATLANTA (AP) Left fielder Justin Upton has left Atlanta's game against Philadelphia with bruised left triceps.Upton was hit on the left arm by a pitch from Kyle Kendrick in the first inning of Tuesday night's game. Upton remained in the game unti...



 2014-09-03 01:03   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners...

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country.He also says he will personally...



 2014-09-03 01:01   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Cubs SS Castro leaves with leg injury...

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee after injuring his left leg sliding home in the first inning.Castro scored on a single by Jorge Soler, but rolled over his lower left leg in an awkward slide. The ...



 2014-09-03 00:58   

Reuters

[ World ]

  Syrian forces escalate assault on rebel-held Damascus district...

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and...



 2014-09-03 00:58   

Reuters

[ Lead Headline ]

  Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport...

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk...



 2014-09-03 00:58   

Reuters

[ World ]

  U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader...

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but they added it may take time...



 2014-09-03 00:56   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Former PSU player says concussion was untreated...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion.The lawsuit alleges that Walan suffer...



 2014-09-03 00:53   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Bill Clinton to attend fundraiser for Nunn...

ATLANTA (AP) Former President Bill Clinton will be heading to Georgia to raise money for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who is working to win a key seat for Democrats this year.A Nunn campaign spokesman said Tuesday that Clinton will be attending a Sept...



 2014-09-03 00:52   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad...

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military pers...



 2014-09-03 00:51   

Reuters

  WRAPUP 4-Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport...

(Adds Pentagon, White House comments)* Sanctions to hit Russian companies* U.N. says fighting has made one million homeless* Strong response needed, says incoming EU foreign policychiefBy Robin Emmott...



 2014-09-03 00:50   

Reuters

  Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors...

IWAKI, Japan, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A group of Fukushimaworkers have sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in apotentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility andits reliance on contractors...



 2014-09-03 00:50   

AP

[ Business ]

  Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E...

SAN FRANCISCO AP -- California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday - the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state - for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban Sa...



 2014-09-03 00:48   

AP

[ Big Story ]

  Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to besieged Kurdish forces in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base.Australia announced Sunday it would join ...



 2014-09-03 00:47   

Reuters

  PRECIOUS-Gold struggles near 2-1/2 mth low, stronger dollar weighs...

SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Gold was struggling to shakesharp overnight losses on Wednesday, trading near its lowestlevel in 2-1/2 months on a stronger dollar and robust U.S.economic data that curbed...



 2014-09-03 00:46   

Reuters

  UK to sign $5.8 billion deal with General Dynamics for armored vehicles...

(Reuters) - The British government said it would sign a deal worth 3.5 billion pounds ($5.76 billion) on Wednesday with General Dynamics for new armored fighting vehicles, its biggest single order for...



 2014-09-03 00:46   

Reuters

[ US ]

  Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop.In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering...



 2014-09-03 00:46   

Reuters

[ US ]

  Three killed, two injured in Kansas City shooting...

KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two more critically injured in a shooting spree in a south Kansas City neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Law enforcement officials...



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