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Police investigate Springfield shooting Saturday night Police are investigating a shooting in the 900 block of S. Nettleton Ave. in Springfield. A lieutenant with Springfield PD said one man was shot in the stomach and taken to a hospital for treatment and that a second person walked into a hospital complaining of a gunshot wound to the arm. Police were investigating whether the second victim was related to the shooting on Nettleton. Police ...

A game of two different halves: Auburn dominates second-half in win against Arakansas Jeremy Johnson tossed two touchdowns in the first half and fellow quarterback Nick Marshall rushed for another as the fifth-ranked Tigers defeated the visiting Southeastern Conference-rival Razorbacks in the season opener for both teams. Duke Williams reeled in nine receptions for 154 yards and a score and Johnson finished 13-for-17 for 243 yards for Auburn, which was looking to rebound after falling in last season's national ...

Pictures: Arkansas travels to Auburn for season opener The Arkansas Razorbacks fell to the Auburn Tigers 45-21 Saturday on the plains in Auburn. ...

Mizzou wins opening football game 38-18 It wasn’t pretty, but Mizzou took down FCS South Dakota State 38-18 in its opening game of the season in front of 60,000 fans at home. ...

Sunday will bring drier weather If you're trying to make outdoor plans for your Labor Day weekend Sunday may be your best bet. ...

Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn't make a team stocked with pass-rushers. He still can be picked up ...

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Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper
At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. Around 100 Swiss banks came forward at the end of last year to work with U.S. "At least 10 banks that had decided at the end of 2013 to pay a fine have withdrawn their decision," NZZ am Sonntag said, quoting unnamed lawyers and auditors. About a dozen Swiss banks face a U.S.

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader
Police carry barriers outside Hong Kong government offices as they prepare for a protest by democracy activists on August 31, 2014China insisted Sunday on the authorities' right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony. The National People's Congress Standing Committee decided that the city's next chief executive will be elected by popular vote in 2017, but that candidates must each be backed by "more than half of all the members" of a "broadly representative nominating committee". Activsists for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese city say the move means Beijing will be able to ensure a sympathetic slate of candidates and exclude opponents, and has pledged to mobilise thousands of protesters to block the financial district in response. "The principle that the Chief Executive has to be a person who loves the country and loves Hong Kong must be upheld," said the text of the decision, released by the official news agency Xinhua.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan
In this photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office, Philippine Military Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang, center, reacts after learning about the safe repositioning of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights as they monitor the situation with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, second left, Philippine National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, third from left seated, at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month's UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse later this year.

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader
Iron barriers are prepared for the possible protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub. Hong Kong democracy activists have held massive protests demanding that Chinese leaders let the city's voters choose their chief executive from an open list of candidates.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.