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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.


Day, Palmer share PGA playoff event midway lead

Australia's Jason Day fired a three-under par 68 to match American Ryan Palmer for the lead after the second round of the US PGA Deutsche Bank Championship. Day and Palmer, who fired a par 71, stood on eight-under par 134 after 36 holes Saturday with Americans Matt Kuchar and Billy Horschel on 135 and Americans Bill Haas, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Russell Henley and Keegan Bradley on 136. Only the 70 points leaders after this week's second event of the US tour's season-ending playoffs with advance to next week's BMW Championship in Denver, which will decide the 30 qualifiers for the Tour Championship in two weeks.


Marshall, Johnson, No. 6 Auburn top Arkansas 45-21

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.


Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.
All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.
Hundreds protest in town where US black teen was slain

More than 1,000 protesters marched in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, peacefully reprising recent demonstrations over the shooting this month of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, US media reported. The New York Times wrote that some protesters called for more demonstrations on Monday, urging motorists to tie up traffic on the Labor Day national holiday. The August 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, and the subsequent crackdown on demonstrators in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson revived a debate about race in the United States, and sparked condemnation of the militarization of the nation's police forces. Ferguson was hit with several days of at times violent protests and clashes in the wake of Brown's shooting by white police officer Darren Wilson.


Van Gaal demands more from spluttering Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal admitted Manchester United are playing well below the standards he demands after his spluttering side were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley on Saturday. Van Gaal heads into the international break still waiting for the first victory of his United reign after two draws and a defeat in the Premier League, as well as a humiliating loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup.


Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.
Djokovic, Murray sail on as Serena stands up for America

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course for a mouth-watering US Open quarter-final showdown as five-time women's champion Serena Williams stood alone as America's last singles title hope. Kvitova's misery was shared by American tennis after John Isner and Sam Querrey were both knocked out in the third round leaving the hosts still without a men's Grand Slam champion since Andy Roddick triumphed in New York in 2003.


US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.


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