Brees' 400th TD pass lifts Saints over Cowboys, 26-20 in OT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller with a short pass that the running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown ? the 400th of the Saints quarterback's career ? on the second play of overtime, and New Orleans won for the first time this season, 26-20 over the injury-decimated Cowboys on Monday night.
Asian stock markets rise after weak US jobs numbersAsian stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike.
Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. There was no sighting of the El Faro or any lifeboats, Tim Nolan, president of ship's owner Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, said in a statement. With no word on the fate of the crew, relatives gathered at a seafarers' union hall in Jacksonville, Florida where an emotional meeting was held late on Sunday afternoon with the Coast Guard and Tote Maritime executives.
'Li Na factor' not enough for China
Li Na's Grand Slam wins did miraculous things for tennis in China but a cultural shift away from central planning towards individual development is needed if the country is to emerge as a powerhouse, experts say. Tangible evidence of tennis's growth in China comes in the form of the Wuhan Open's new, 15,000-seat stadium, opened by Li last month, which has a similar capacity to Wimbledon's Centre Court. Steady crowds and the presence of 12 Chinese players in the women's top 200 -- behind only Russia, the United States and the Czech Republic -- also demonstrate tennis's upward trajectory.
IS blows up Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra
Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's head of antiquities said Monday, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site. The militants have carried out a sustained campaign of destruction against heritage sites in areas under their control in Syria and Iraq, and in mid-August beheaded Palmyra's 82-year-old former antiquities chief. Syrian antiquities director Maamun Abdulkarim warned of impending catastrophe in the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, which the jihadists have been dismantling since capturing the ruins in May.
Typhoon roars into south China, killing 8
BEIJING (AP) ? Authorities in China and the Philippines said Monday that a typhoon that tore through the northern Philippines before roaring ashore in southern China has killed at least eight people and left dozens of fishermen missing.
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Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) ? Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.
Pastor's sermon: 'Violence will not have the last word'
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) ? A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that "violence will not have the last word" in this southern Oregon timber town.
Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescuedCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.