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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued.

    The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and are on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the

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  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have detained a man after a brief standoff near Interstate 84 in northeast Portland, Oregon.

    Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau said Monday afternoon the scene is now “safe.” Authorities had earlier closed a section of the highway

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  • By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may

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  • SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American missionary held nearly two years in North Korea says she is worried about Kenneth Bae’s health and wellbeing.

    In a statement released Monday after Bae gave a brief news conference in North Korea with other detained Americans, Terri Chung of

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  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others.

    Birmingham police say the shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, outside the Showstoppers Motorcycle

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World News

  • MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.

    Over 53 metric tons of rotting fish have been

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  • By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may

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  • By Hamid Shalizi and Sanjeev Miglani

    KABUL (Reuters) – Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results.

    Under the terms of a

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  • By Stephanie Nebehay

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on “an unimaginable scale”, with a view to holding perpetrators to account.

    “We are facing

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  • By Stephanie Nebehay

    GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on “an unimaginable scale”, with a view to holding perpetrators to account.

    “We are facing

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Sports News

  • BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Mauer drove in four runs, Phil Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 6-4 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.

    Nelson Cruz hit his major-league leading 36th home run and Nick Hundley had a three-run shot for the AL East-leading Orioles, who lost for only the second time in eight games.

    Mauer tripled in two runs in the sixth inning and added a two-run single in the eighth to put Minnesota ahead

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  • ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

    Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and seemed fine with the decision. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

    Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a hitless inning to finish

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  • By Larry Fine

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later allowed herself a self-deprecating celebration after beating Kaia Kanepi to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Monday.

    World number one Williams is gunning for her third U.S. Open title in a row but for the moment, she saw her 6-3 6-3 victory over the Estonian as an important hurdle after failing to get past the fourth round in this year’s other

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  • ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves.

    Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

    Reliever Jake Diekman struck out two in the seventh and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth.

    Hamels singled and

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  • By Steve Keating

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic was the first man through to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Monday, sweeping past Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 7-5 6-4.

    Djokovic, who has reached the final at Flushing Meadows each of the last four years and won it all in 2011, has been in storming form, giving every indication that the big Serb plans to be playing for the title again on Sept. 8.

    The top seed needed just 19

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Religious News

  • NASHVILLE (BP) — Of the nearly 100,000 construction workers it took to build the Panama Canal, only one went on to become the Southern Baptist Convention’s president and preach what was perhaps the 20th century’s most famous sermon: R.G. Lee.

    At the 100th anniversary of the canal’s 1914 opening, Lee’s labors and vigorous work ethic can add a spiritual dimension to Labor Day lore.

    Listen to R.G.
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  • FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Many are aware that Dr. David Platt was not my choice for the presidency of the IMB. But the presidential selection committee has assured us that at the end of the intercessory road, Dr. Platt is God’s choice.

    Therefore, it is time for a burial. All critics beginning with me must bury our reservations and get on our knees in behalf of this talented young man who now assumes this role. Throughout his first year in office, all Southern Baptists owe

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  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Two upcoming articles will feature Platt’s views on additional mission issues.

    RICHMOND, Va. — After a whirlwind week, what’s next for newly elected IMB President David Platt?

    First, he will give a loving goodbye to the church he has led for eight years. That will be followed by a time of meeting and listening to Southern Baptist missionaries at a major strategy gathering in Asia. After that, he anticipates “100 percent

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  • Following is a full transcript of the press conference:

    ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) — David Platt, as the new president of the International Mission Board, spoke with Baptist media representatives in a telephone press conference shortly after his election to the position Aug. 27.

    Following is a full transcript of the press conference, moderated by IMB spokesman Van Payne, with trustee search committee chairman David Uth, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, also

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  • RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) — LifeWay Christian Resources is facing “headwinds of change with an attitude of abundance and not scarcity,” Thom S. Rainer told trustees during the board’s Aug. 25-26 meeting.

    LifeWay’s president cited Proverbs 12:11 as a source of wisdom and inspiration. “‘The one who works his land will have plenty’ (HCSB) is about stewardship, work ethic and accountability,” Rainer said. “No matter the challenges

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