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  • Slide, prayer by Chiefs player brings big buzz

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over New England. He had no idea he would be penalized for it....

  • Nadal dominates in return at China Open

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked...

  • Hawaii gov hopefuls face off in televised debate

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Candidates who are hoping to become Hawaii's next governor will face off in a televised debate. The Tuesday night forum will air on KITV at 8 p.m. and will last an hour. Three of four candidates were invited to participate. Republican James "Duke" Aiona, Independent...

  • High court delays start of early voting in Ohio

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early voting won't be starting in Ohio on Tuesday, following an order from a divided U.S. Supreme Court that delayed it until next week. Voters had been set to be allowed to cast early ballots beginning Tuesday for the November election. But in a 5-4 vote, the...

  • 3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun. Joshua, like thousands of Ohio third-graders, had missed a state literacy target on a standardized test. He faced being held...

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. "IS took over last night," the power plant's foreman shouted, referring to the...

  • Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A trio of scrawny lions has been brought into Israel from Gaza en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war. A pair of males and a pregnant female were sedated Tuesday at Al-Bisan...

  • Putin visits Kazakhstan after remarks cause alarm

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan on Tuesday to stress the need for close ties between the two countries, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet republic by seeming to question its future as an independent state. During a meeting with...

  • South Sudan factions agree on federal government

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan, mediators announced Tuesday, saying progress was being made in talks aimed at finding a political solution to violence in the world's newest...

  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their...

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