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As Falcao arrives, Van Gaal has tactical quandary
As Falcao arrives, Van Gaal has tactical quandary

By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- No longer feared by their rivals? A diminished footballing force? Manchester United is flexing its financial muscle to show otherwise. A week after...full story
updated 2014-09-02 03:01 AM
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As Falcao arrives, Van Gaal has tactical quandary As Falcao arrives, Van Gaal has tactical quandary
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- No longer feared by their rivals? A diminished footballing force? Manchester United is flexing its financial muscle to show otherwise. A week after....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition pays no attention to its views. Democrat leader Lulzim....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office 'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office
By SANDY COHEN
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. According to studio estimates Monday, the Marvel space adventure....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open
By JAMES MARTINEZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Berlin, Hamburg tussle for German Olympic bid

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BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin and Hamburg have presented low-cost models with contrasting approaches in bids to become Germany's candidate city for the 2024 or 2028....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Column: Stewart's Chase status doesn't matter
By JENNA FRYER
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it's not a very good one: He must win....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Italy's foreign minister praises Moldova

Associated Press

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Italy's foreign minister has praised Moldova for forging closer ties with the West. Moldova's pro-European government signed a trade agreement with the....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

Associated Press

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city.....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The two-hour "MDA....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

United loans out Hernandez, set to sign Falcao United loans out Hernandez, set to sign Falcao
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Manchester United loaned out Javier Hernandez and was preparing to tie up deals for Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind as the 20-time....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

AC Milan signs Van Ginkel and Biabiany AC Milan signs Van Ginkel and Biabiany

Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- AC Milan has had a busy final day of the transfer window as it completed the signings of Marco van Ginkel and....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Flavia Pennetta advances to quarters of US Open Flavia Pennetta advances to quarters of US Open
By JAMES MARTINEZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels
By AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A government official says a Yemen presidential envoy has arrived in the northern stronghold of a Shiite rebel group for a....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs

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PARIS (AP) -- France captain Arnaud Clement has preferred Julien Benneteau to Gilles Simon in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

US Open darling Bellis wins in junior opener

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The darling of the U.S. Open, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, opened her pursuit of the junior girls' crown with a 6-1, 6-3....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
By DAVID McHUGH and LORI HINNANT
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

Colombia recovers archaeological gems from Spain

Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia has successfully recovered from Spain hundreds of priceless, pre-Colombian artifacts smuggled out of the country more than a decade ago. The....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:01 AM

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