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Packers set to return to Seattle

This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes.

U.S. men roll past New Zealand

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BILBAO, Spain — American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. The United States’ response wasn’t nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball inside and outmuscle an overmatched opponent.

NYC shuts 9 pre-k centers

Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others.

Calvary volleyball tops Smithton

The Calvary Lutheran volleyball team broke in its new gym with a three-set win against Smithton, winning 25-18, 22-25, 25-16.

Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised

Apple is acknowledging that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities to steal personal photos that have been posted online, a security breakdown that the iPhone maker blamed on the intruders’ ability to figure out passwords and bypass other safeguards.

Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota

The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.

18th century brewery remains found at Va. college

College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.

NFL suspends Irsay six games, fines him $500,000

The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop.

Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday.

State court: Workers’ comp OK for kickball injury

Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

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Wainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates

To earn his 16th win, Adam Wainwright really needed his bat. Wainwright matched his career best with three RBIs, an unexpected boost that helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas 2-1

The Royals had the go-ahead run on second base with nobody out in the eighth inning. Jarrod Dyson got the sign to bunt and failed miserably on two strikes, then chopped a grounder to first base that got his teammate thrown out.

Tuesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Sept. 2, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league-leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night.

Findley fires ace

Anne Findley made a hole-in-one Aug. 20 at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Russia’s gains cloud Obama’s assurances to Baltics

For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia’s backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.

Jenny Sanford wants psych exam for US Rep. Sanford

Jenny Sanford wants a family court judge to order U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford to undergo psychiatric and psychological evaluations and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple’s contentious divorce.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond

There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR’s regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth.

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