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  • By David Adams

    MIAMI (Reuters) – When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state’s powerful electricity corporations.

    Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor’s

  • BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said

  • SEOUL (Reuters) – Three U.S. citizens detained in North Korea spoke to the U.S. television channel CNN on Monday with one pleading with the United States for help and another describing his situation as “urgent”.

    Kenneth Bae, who was arrested 18 months ago and sentenced

  • (Reuters) – Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said.

    During Sunday’s show at Grand Park there were four felony arrests,

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly


World News

  • By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the

  • By Kiyoshi Takenaka

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defense ties as Asia’s second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the “expansionism” of

  • BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania’s dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.

    Andrei died Sunday at home, according to a foreign ministry official who declined to be named because she was not authorized to

  • By Stephanie Nebehay

    GENEVA (Reuters) – Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on

  • HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian police say they suspect that a base jumper was killed at the Holmenkollen ski jump in the capital, Oslo.

    Egil Kulseth from the Oslo Police says a Norwegian man, wearing a base jumping suit and equipment, was found dead at the bottom of the ski jump on Sunday


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Sports News

  • By Karolos Grohmann

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games.

    The two cities are slugging it out for the national nod to bid, with Germany’s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) to decide on the better candidacy in the coming months.

    “We are

  • When three of Europe’s biggest names failed to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the equation appeared simple for captain Paul McGinley as he prepared to select his three wild cards.

    Stephen Gallacher didn’t read the script.

    A slew of top-10 finishes this year may have helped the 39-year-old Scotsman lock down a wild-card selection for a Ryder Cup debut in his home country, leaving Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter competing for two spots when

  • LONDON (AP) — Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday.

    The Colombia striker’s season-long loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical examination and personal terms being agreed to, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been completed.


  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

    He doesn’t know if he’ll face criminal charges for his car striking and killing another driver.

    He’s yet to claim a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

    At least he was back on the track.

    Stewart’s return to racing was cut short Sunday night when his familiar No. 14

  • WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor’s new stadium opened to rave reviews. The 10th-ranked Bears looked pretty good, too.

    Bryce Petty accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and Baylor’s smothering defense had eight sacks in a 45-0 victory over SMU at sparkling McLane Stadium along the Brazos River.

    “That’s what it has been all about … just unveiling the stadium and the atmosphere,” coach Art Briles said. “There were some distractions. I


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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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