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Real Madrid beats Barca 3-1 in Suarez’s debut

By The Associated Press Luis Suarez set up Neymar’s fourth-minute goal in the Uruguayan forward’s first competitive debut for Barcelona following a four-month biting ban, but Real Madrid rallied to beat Barcelona 3-1 Saturday night in the first “clasico” of the season. On a subdued night for Barca star Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo started Real’s comeback in the 35th minute when he converted a penalty kick for his 21st goal of the season in all competitions. The penalty kick was awarded after sliding defender Gerard Pique stopped Marcelo’s cross with an arm. Continue reading

Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. But the sketchy details of how such quarantines will be handled drew sharp criticism from humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders while infectious disease experts said many of the logistics about enforcement are likely still up in the air. Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders nurse, remained isolated at a hospital Saturday, a day after she returned to the U.S Continue reading

NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press AKRON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state’s political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016. Christie was to be the featured speaker at fellow GOP Gov. Continue reading

Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday. Among the drowned in Friday’s accident were school children aged from six to 15 years, as well as a baby. The state broadcaster said 23 of those who died were children Continue reading

After 17 years, Rampone aims for 1 more World Cup

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer CHESTER, Pa. Continue reading

No. 11 Kansas State pitches 23-0 shutout of Texas

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No. Continue reading

Kavaguti, Smirnov take Skate America pairs short

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Yuka Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia topped the Skate America pairs short program on Saturday. It was a strong start for Kavaguti and Smirnov, who took fourth at the 2010 Olympics but were non-qualifiers for Sochi this year. Continue reading

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Continue reading

Harvick fastest in final practice at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick paced the final practice session before Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. It was a boost for Harvick, who will start 33rd — the lowest of the eight remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup championship contenders Continue reading

Top Israeli minister: ‘crisis’ in US relationship

JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Israeli minister says there is a “crisis” in in the country’s relations with the United States that must be fixed. Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s comments Saturday came a day after U.S. officials said the Obama administration refused Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s requests to meet several top national security aides Continue reading