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Twin Baghdad Car Bombs Kill 23. An Iraqi army official says at least 23 people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the offices of a mobile phone company in western Baghdad.

Iran Denies Report Of Seven U.S. Troops Detained: Report. TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran denied on Sunday that border guards had detained seven U.S. troops, calling the report "unfounded," the state-run English language Press TV said.

Iran Denies Report Of Seven U.S. Troops Detained - Report. TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran denied on Sunday that border guards had detained seven U.S. troops, calling the report "unfounded," the state-run English language Press TV said.

Top Hamas Official Arrested in Egypt. CAIRO (AP) -- A top Hamas security official was arrested at Cairo airport for using falsified travel documents, Egyptians officials said Sunday.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 10:17 AM.

Typhoon Injures 45 In Taiwan. TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon injured 45 people, cancelled flights and cut power to tens of thousands in Taiwan on Sunday, keeping officials on high alert to stop any repeat of a deadly storm last year that damaged the president's reputation.

Typhoon Injures 45 In Taiwan. TAIPEI (Reuters) - A typhoon injured 45 people, canceled flights and cut power to tens of thousands in Taiwan on Sunday, keeping officials on high alert to stop any repeat of a deadly storm last year that damaged the president's reputation.

China Suspends Contacts as Japan Boat Row Deepens. BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China suspended high-level exchanges with Japan on Sunday and promised tough countermeasures after a Japanese court extended the detention of a Chinese trawler captain who collided with two Japanese coastguard ships.

NYT > Europe, 10:17 AM.

Quadruple Amputee Swims Across English Channel. PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated swam across the English Channel this weekend using leg prostheses that have flippers attached.

NYT > Middle East, 9:17 AM.

Cross Controversy Mars Historic Service In Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (Reuters) - The first Armenian Orthodox ceremony in nearly a century at a church in eastern Turkey was overshadowed on Sunday by a partial Armenian boycott because of the Turkish authorities' refusal to place a cross on the roof of the building.

Iran Detains Seven U.S. Troops: Report. TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian border guards detained seven U.S. troops as they tried to illegally enter the Islamic state, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, without giving a source.

NYT > Europe, 9:17 AM.

Cross Controversy Mars Historic Service In Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (Reuters) - The first Armenian Orthodox ceremony in nearly a century at a church in eastern Turkey was overshadowed on Sunday by a partial Armenian boycott because of the Turkish authorities' refusal to place a cross on the roof of the building.

Armenian Christians Celebrate Rare Mass in Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of Armenian Christian pilgrims took boats to an ancient island church in eastern Turkey on Sunday for the first Mass held there since it was abandoned during the mass killings of Armenians 95 years ago.

Cross Controversy Mars Historic Service In Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (Reuters) - The first Armenian Orthodox ceremony in nearly a century at a church in eastern Turkey was overshadowed on Sunday by a partial Armenian boycott because of the Turkish authorities' refusal to place a cross on the roof of the building.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 9:17 AM.

Japan Extends Chinese Boat Captain's Detention. TOKYO (AP) -- Japan extended the detention Sunday of a Chinese fishing boat captain arrested over a ship collision near disputed islands, an incident that sparked a diplomatic spat between Tokyo and Beijing and led to scattered nationalist protests in China.

Japan Extends China Ship Captain Detention. TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Sunday extended the detention of a Chinese captain of a fishing boat that collided with two Japanese coastguard ships near disputed isles, prompting Beijing to warn of "strong countermeasures."

Cross Controversy Mars Historic Service In Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (Reuters) - The first Armenian Orthodox ceremony in nearly a century at a church in eastern Turkey was overshadowed on Sunday by a partial Armenian boycott because of the Turkish authorities' refusal to place a cross on the roof of the building.

Iran Detains Seven U.S. Troops: Report. TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian border guards detained seven U.S. troops as they tried to illegally enter the Islamic state, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday, without giving a source.

NYT > Fashion & Style, 9:17 AM.

Special Report: Sustaining a Princely Commitment. Prince Charles pushed his interest in sustainability to the catwalk.

Special Report: Spreading That '70s Vibe. The first two days of London Fashion Week have been about more than bell bottoms and platform shoes.

Special Report: American Style Is No Tea Party. New York designers just did their thing, sending out a lot of nice clothes.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 8:17 AM.

Fraud, Turnout Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

Fraud, Turnout Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

NYT > Middle East, 8:17 AM.

Fraud, Turnout Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

Fraud, Turnout Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

NYT > Europe, 8:17 AM.

Basque Separatists Want Talks With Spain. MADRID (AP) -- The armed Basque separatist group ETA says it is willing to accept international mediation to help solve its long-running conflict with Spain's government.

Armed Group ETA Seeks International Mediators: Report. MADRID (Reuters) - The Basque separatist group ETA, which declared a truce this month, has called for international mediation to end one of Europe's longest guerrilla conflicts, the Spanish daily Gara said on Sunday, citing a press release.

Armed Group ETA Seeks International Mediators - Report. MADRID (Reuters) - The Basque separatist group ETA, which declared a truce this month, has called for international mediation to end one of Europe's longest guerrilla conflicts, the Spanish daily Gara said on Sunday, citing a press release.

NYT > New York, 8:17 AM.

Parking Rules for Id al-Fitr. Because of Id al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Saturday and Sunday. Other regulations will remain in effect. By .

NYT > Asia Pacific, 7:17 AM.

Two Car Bombs In Iraq Capital Kill 12, Wound Dozens. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs tore through crowded parts of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 60 amid simmering tension six months after an inconclusive election.

Two Car Bombs In Iraq Capital Kill 12, Wound Dozens. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs tore through crowded parts of the Iraqi capital on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 60 amid simmering tension six months after an inconclusive election.

Afghan Observers Question Election as Tally Starts. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan election observers said they had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary balloting as officials began Sunday to tally the results -- a process that could take months.

3 More Die in anti-India Unrest in Kashmir. SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Three people wounded during recent protests against Indian rule died in Kashmir on Sunday ahead of a visit by a delegation of lawmakers seeking ways to defuse months of civil unrest.

NYT > Africa, 7:17 AM.

Nigeria: Powerful Adviser to President Resigns. ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- A powerful security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan has resigned from his post, saying he will seek the presidency himself in Nigeria's coming election.

NYT > Middle East, 7:17 AM.

Israeli FM Wants to Eject Israeli Arabs. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister says he wants to redraw Israel's borders to exclude some of the country's Arab citizens.

NYT > Europe, 7:17 AM.

Swedish Govt Seen Re - Elected; Far Right May Win Seats. STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedes voted on Sunday in an election the centre-right ruling coalition is expected narrowly to win, although a strong showing by an anti-immigrant party could deny it an outright majority.

Swedish Govt Seen Re - Elected; Far Right May Win Seats. STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedes voted on Sunday in an election the center-right ruling coalition is expected narrowly to win, although a strong showing by an anti-immigrant party could deny it an outright majority.

Armenians Celebrate Rare Mass in Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of Armenian Christians are holding Mass at an island church in Turkey for the first time since the World War I killings of Armenians.

Basque Separatists Ready for Mediation. MADRID (AP) -- The armed Basque separatist group ETA says it is willing to accept international mediation to help solve its long-running conflict with the Spanish government.

NYT > Africa, 6:17 AM.

Nigeria Security Adviser Quits, Plans Vote Run: Aide. ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian National Security Adviser Aliyu Gusau has resigned and plans to seek the ruling party nomination to run in presidential elections in January, a senior aide said on Sunday.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 6:17 AM.

Philippine Troops Kill Wanted Militant. The man was a top Abu Sayyaf militant who helped plan and carry out the 2001 kidnapping of three Americans and 17 Filipinos from a popular Philippine resort, military officials said.

Thailand's Red Shirts Mark Coup Anniversary. BANGKOK (AP) -- Anti-government ''Red Shirt'' protesters defied an ongoing state of emergency in Thailand's capital on Sunday to stage their first major mobilization since their street demonstrations were ended by a deadly military crackdown in May.

NYT > World, 5:17 AM.

Philippine Troops Kill Wanted Militant. The man was a top Abu Sayyaf militant who helped plan and carry out the 2001 kidnapping of three Americans and 17 Filipinos from a popular Philippine resort, military officials said.

Thailand's Red Shirts Mark Coup Anniversary. BANGKOK (AP) -- Anti-government ''Red Shirt'' protesters defied an ongoing state of emergency in Thailand's capital on Sunday to stage their first major mobilization since their street demonstrations were ended by a deadly military crackdown in May.

Basque Separatists Ready for Mediation. MADRID (AP) -- The armed Basque separatist group ETA says it is willing to accept international mediation to help solve its long-running conflict with the Spanish government.

Armenians Celebrate Rare Mass in Turkey. AKDAMAR ISLAND, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of Armenian Christians are holding Mass at an island church in Turkey for the first time since the World War I killings of Armenians.

Typhoon Knocks Out Power, Transportation in Taiwan. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A powerful typhoon ripped into Taiwan on Sunday, crippling transportation around the island and shutting off power as thousands of residents fled mountainous areas prone to devastating landslides.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 5:17 AM.

Two Foreigners Wounded In Delhi Shooting. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two foreigners were wounded when gunmen opened fire near the main mosque in the Indian capital but it was unclear if this was a militant attack, police said on Sunday.

Two Foreigners Wounded In Delhi Shooting. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two foreigners were wounded when gunmen opened fire near the main mosque in the Indian capital but it was unclear if this was a militant attack, police said on Sunday.

Typhoon Knocks Out Power, Transportation in Taiwan. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A powerful typhoon ripped into Taiwan on Sunday, crippling transportation around the island and shutting off power as thousands of residents fled mountainous areas prone to devastating landslides.

NYT > Middle East, 5:17 AM.

Two Car Bombs In Iraq Capital Kill 10, Wounds Dozens. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb near an office of Iraq's National Security Ministry and another near a popular restaurant killed at least 10 people in the Iraqi capital on Sunday and wounded dozens, security sources said.

Two Car Bombs In Iraq Capital Kill 10, Wounds Dozens. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb near an office of Iraq's National Security Ministry and another near a popular restaurant killed at least 10 people in the Iraqi capital on Sunday and wounded dozens, security sources said.

Car Bomb Kills 12 in Western Baghdad. BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi army official says 12 people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the offices of a mobile phone company in western Baghdad.

NYT > Europe, 5:17 AM.

Quadruple Amputee Swims Across English Channel. PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated swam across the English Channel this weekend using leg prostheses that have flippers attached.

NYT > Africa, 5:17 AM.

Nigeria Security Adviser Quits, Plans Vote Run - Aide. ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian National Security Adviser Aliyu Gusau has resigned and plans to seek the ruling party nomination to run in presidential elections in January, a senior aide said on Sunday.

NYT > Middle East, 4:17 AM.

Fraud Concerns Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

Fraud Concerns Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

NYT > World, 4:17 AM.

U.S. Army Charges 5 Soldiers Over Afghan Murders: Report. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Kandahar province have been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

U.S. Army Charges 5 Soldiers Over Afghan Murders - Report. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Kandahar province have been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Two Taiwanese Tourists Wounded In Delhi Shooting - TV. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Taiwanese tourists were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire near the main mosque in the Indian capital, CNN-IBN TV reported.

Two Taiwanese Tourists Wounded In Delhi Shooting: TV. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Taiwanese tourists were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire near the main mosque in the Indian capital, CNN-IBN TV reported.

Big Waves Pound Bermuda as Hurricane Igor Nears. HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Big waves are pounding Bermuda's beaches while islanders rush to board up windows, fill sandbags and stock up on water, food and other supplies before Hurricane Igor's expected arrival late Sunday.

Philippine Troops Kill Wanted Abu Sayyaf Militant. MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in a southern coastal village Sunday and killed a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists and the takeover of a hospital, the military said.

NYT > New York, 4:17 AM.

Caffé Trento Is a Throwback to Bakeries of Yore. Caffé Trento, which has been around for half a century, is a throwback to old-fashioned Italian bakeries. By By EMILY DENITTO.

Ed Koch Drinks a Lot of Orange Juice. The former mayor fuels his writing and other interests with three gallons a week. By By ALAN FEUER.

Mark W. Moffett Brings World of Ants to Gallery. Photographs from Mark W. Moffett's latest book, "Adventures Among Ants," are on display in Greenport. By By KARIN LIPSON.

On the 9/11 Anniversary, Loss and Tension. Thousands of relatives of 9/11 victims gathered as a nation debated whether an Islamic center should be built near ground zero and President Obama pleaded for religious tolerance. By By ANNE BARNARD and MANNY FERNANDEZ; REPORTING WAS CONTRIBUTED BY DAMIEN CAVE, HELENE COOPER, ADAM B. ELLICK, ANGELA MACROPOULOS, COLIN MOYNIHAN, ANDY NEWMAN, SHARON OTTERMAN, ASHLEY PARKER and REBECCA WHITE..

Flying Pig Restaurant Stays Close to the Farm. The Flying Pig on Lexington uses lots of freshly harvested, organically cultivated vegetables and products from humanely raised livestock. By By M. H. REED.

Accent on the Nautical, From a Lover of Sailing. The menu at Fiddleheads caters to both groups with sandwiches and small plates, as well as full-fledged entrees with inventive accompaniments. By By JOANNE STARKEY.

Chronicle of a Changing City. The city's newest schoolyard, and the draining of a public pool. By By COREY KILGANNON.

2 Sides on Charter Schools Add Cash to N.Y. Primaries. Proponents and opponents of charter schools have waded into a half-dozen New York State primary races, turning what should have been sleepy contests into furious battles. By By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ.

Bloomberg Backs Rangel's Re-election. The mayor says "tough times" required him to endorse the congressman, who is facing 13 ethics charges in the House of Representatives. By By DAVID W. CHEN.

On Fashion's Night Out, Normal Hits the Streets. Clothing retailers in Manhattan turned stores into party spaces on Friday night. By By STUART EMMRICH; REPORTING WAS CONTRIBUTED BY CATHY HORYN, RUTH LA FERLA, DENNY LEE, STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM and ERIC WILSON..

How to Cheat a Retirement Fund. Government accounting rules enable states and cities to underfund their public pension systems. By By ORIN S. KRAMER.

Chock Full o'Nuts Returns to Manhattan. The chain's first old-style restaurant in decades is scheduled to open on Monday on 23rd Street. By By DIANE CARDWELL.

Paladino Uses Scented Mailing to Make a Point. Carl P. Paladino, a Republican candidate for governor, has run an unconventional insurgent campaign and is not letting up now. By By DAVID W. CHEN; DOUG BENZ CONTRIBUTED REPORTING FROM BUFFALO..

NYT > Asia Pacific, 4:17 AM.

Fraud Concerns Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

Fraud Concerns Weigh on Early Afghan Vote Count. KABUL (Reuters) - Election officials pored over votes from Afghanistan's parliamentary poll on Sunday, but sifting through fraud complaints and waiting for results from the remotest areas will delay even preliminary results for weeks.

Afghan Observers Question Election as Tally Starts. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Election officials began gathering and tallying results from Afghanistan's parliamentary election on Sunday -- the first step in a lengthy process that officials hope will produce fair results despite low turnout, violence and fraud allegations.

NYT > Business Day, 4:17 AM.

Letters: Housing as Hot Potato. Re “The Foreclosure Express: In Florida’s High-Speed Courts, Are Borrowers Left in the Dust?” (Sept. 5), which looked at the special courts that Florida has established to reduce a backlog of foreclosure cases:

Letters: Ratings and Disclosure. In “BB? AAA? Disclosure Tells Us More” (Fair Game, Sept. 5), Gretchen Morgenson pointed out the difficulty of evaluating risks in asset-backed securities.

NYT > Theater, 3:17 AM.

But Can Their Moms Tell Them Apart?. Zachary Booth and Preston Sadleir portray identical twins in the Off Broadway production of Edward Albee’s “Me, Myself & I.”

'Priscilla' Musical to Take Over 'West Side Story' Theater. "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," based on the 1994 movie about three Australian drag queens traveling by bus across the Outback, will begin preview performances at the Palace on Feb. 28, and open on March 20.

The Beast Eyes Broadway: 'King Kong' to Take New York Again. Global Creatures, the Australian production company behind animatronic touring shows like "Walking With Dinosaurs," is aiming to bring a "King Kong" stage musical to Broadway as soon as 2013.

Sondheim and Company Christen the Stephen Sondheim Theater. Surrounded by friends, colleagues and fans, Mr. Sondheim said he was "thrilled but deeply embarrassed" by the honor of having a Broadway theater named for him.

NYT > Movies, 3:17 AM.

Film: Remedial Study for Failing Public Schools. With the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” the director Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) addresses America’s ailing public schools and teachers’ unions.

Film: Turn on, Tune in to a Trippy Afterlife. Gaspar Noé’s latest film, “Enter the Void,” uses the first-person point of view as it explores post-mortem consciousness and embarks on a hallucinatory tour of Tokyo.

DVD: When Fantômas Held All of Paris in His Criminal Thrall. Kino International is releasing Louis Feuillade’s five “Fantômas” films, made in 1913 and ’14, about the criminal master who spread fear just because he could.

Spoiler Alert: Whodunit? Wikipedia Will Tell You. It is getting harder to preserve surprise in entertainment from Web sites that offer endings of movies and plays.

NYT > New York, 3:17 AM.

Fresh Fare From Luce & Hawkins at Jedediah Hawkins Inn. Under a new co-owner and chef, Luce & Hawkins, at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, serves eye-opening cuisine. By By JOANNE STARKEY.

Beef Recall Intensifies Fight for Tighter Rules. Cargill Meat Solutions recalled 8,500 pounds of hamburger after investigators said it was the likely source of bacteria that had made three people sick. By By WILLIAM NEUMAN.

Hurricane Earl Fails to Scare Some Thrill-Seekers. Although meteorologists warned that the approaching storm could be the Northeast's strongest since 1991, some vacationers and homeowners wanted a front-row seat. By By JOSEPH BERGER; REPORTING WAS CONTRIBUTED BY SHAILA DEWAN, ABBY GOODNOUGH, JACK HEALY, JANIE LORBER, ANAHAD O'CONNOR and NATE SCHWEBER..

New York Hospitals to Renegotiate With Medical Schools. New York City's hospital system wants to renegotiate longstanding contracts that allow medical schools to manage physicians. By By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS.

Bedbugs a Worry for Scouring Shoppers at Secondhand Stores. Buyers in secondhand stores are concerned about bedbugs coming along with the clothing or furniture. By By JAMES BARRON.

Remembering the Long Island Express, the 1938 Storm. The '38 hurricane killed 50 people on Long Island. By By PETER APPLEBOME.

Court Blocks N.Y. Tax on Tribal Cigarette Sales. A state judge effectively expanded a federal order that stopped a new law from applying to two tribes. By By FERNANDA SANTOS; TIM STELLOH CONTRIBUTED REPORTING..

Teenagers Charged in Harassment at Mosque. Teenagers in western New York sideswiped a worshiper with a vehicle and fired a gun, the authorities said. By By AL BAKER; SHARON OTTERMAN CONTRIBUTED REPORTING..

Formula to Grade Teachers' Skill Gains Acceptance, and Critics. The value-added formula to evaluate teachers is gaining acceptance, and critics, across America. By By SAM DILLON.

Early Morning TV News Shows Are on the rise. The new battleground for stations is the morning, with news broadcasts going on air at 4:30 a.m. or earlier. By By BRIAN STELTER.

New Gifted Testing in New York May Begin at Age 3. The current test is valid only for children 4 and older, but a new test could work for even younger children, allowing the city to speed up the admissions calendar. By By SHARON OTTERMAN.

Albany Has No Plan on Budget Gap, Paterson Says. The governor said lawmakers did not plan to address a $1 billion shortfall, and he threatened to call a session during the fall campaign season. By By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE.

New York Spycraft, From Nathan Hale to the Cold War, and Beyond. The city has long served as camouflage for spies and their counterspies, and every generation has its own way of sneaking around. By By JIM DWYER.

NYT > College Football, 3:17 AM.

Video: First Impressions. How will Boise State be affected by Virginia Tech’s loss? And how much longer can Michigan’s Denard Robinson carry the Wolverines?

NYT > Asia Pacific, 3:17 AM.

6, 000 Evacuated in Taiwan as Typhoon Hits. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A powerful typhoon ripped into Taiwan on Sunday, crippling transportation around the island and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents from mountainous areas prone to devastating landslides.

Obama, ASEAN to Call for Peaceful End to Sea Spats. MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Southeast Asian leaders will call for the peaceful settlement of South China Sea territorial disputes and urge claimants not to resort to force, according to a draft communique.

NYT > College Basketball, 3:17 AM.

Video: First Impressions. How will Boise State be affected by Virginia Tech’s loss? And how much longer can Michigan’s Denard Robinson carry the Wolverines?

NYT > Weddings / Celebrations, 3:17 AM.

Laina Vlasnik and Nelson Yip. The couple met while volunteering at a soup kitchen in Greenwich Village, preparing lunch for homeless people.

Melineh Ounanian and Antranig Megerdichian. If they didn’t marry, the phone bills might have been overwhelming.

Elizabeth Lippman and Jac Cheairs. Expect great wedding images: a freelance photographer marries a freelance cinematographer.

Tracie Strahan and Zelkadis Elvi. A couple in TV news interrupts life’s regularly scheduled programming to marry.

Emily Mitchell, Bill Rafuse. The bride’s horse farm in Maine is the site of a romantic reunion.

Leah Rumely, Matthew MacDonald. The bride graduated from Georgetown and the bridegroom from the University of Denver.

Jennifer Goodlatte, Matthew Barblan. The couple, both lawyers, met at the University of Virginia.

Maria Thomas, Joseph Kurian. The law and aerospace, in one household.

Monica Hare, Stacie Cassarino. It was love at second sight.

Erin Brady, William Hughes. A bride and bridegroom both worked in the Bush administration.

Rachel Outterson, Jason Saleh. For two doctors, a make-believe proposal is followed five years later by marriage.

Lisa Levy, Phillip Buehler. Lisa Ellen Levy and Phillip William Buehler are to be married Sunday at the Here Arts Center, a performance space in New York.

Clayton Dunn, Zachary Patton. The couple was married in Washington.

Allyson Welsh, Adam Burke. The bride is an events manager, and the bridegroom oversees the operations of two restaurants.

Alexandra Rice, Nicholas Thompson. The bride is a freelance accessories designer and the bridegroom is the vice president of the precious metals trading group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Cory Cantrell, Nathaniel Redleaf. A midwife and an analyst for a hedge fund are wed.

Allison McClain, Brian Joyce. The director of media relations for Nixon Peabody and a sales associate in the private banking division of Credit Suisse Securities wed in Boston.

Sara Benson, Anthony Streich. The bride is a business development manager for a law firm, and the bridegroom is an investment banker.

Leonor Ayala, Hal Polley. An NBC field producer and a venture capitalist marry.

Kathryn Lindsay, Ryan Short. The couple work in the financial industry.

Victoria Klarfeld, John Capehart. The couple received master’s degrees from Cambridge, where they met.

Ashley Terban, Andrew Lockhart. The bride and the bridegroom work at the University of Virginia: she coordinates events and he is an assistant to a dean.

Emily McLean, Caleb Fox. The bride and the bridegroom met at Trinity College in Hartford, from which they both graduated.

Lacy Garcia, Jack Roosevelt. The couple was married in Massachusetts.

Diana White, Benjamin Smeal. The bride and bridegroom each received an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where they met.

Jennifer Zaldivar, Gregory Clark. The bride and bridegroom both work for MTV Networks in New York.

Kathleen Cook, Daniel Suozzi. A medical student and an associate commercial real estate broker are married on Nantucket.

Nahye Hwang, Steve Lee. A lawyer and an assistant federal prosecutor marry at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Amanda Lenhart, Scott Smallwood. A research specialist at Pew Research Center and the managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education marry.

Corinne McCarthy, James Slevin. A physical therapist and a firefighter marry.

Cassidy Salus, Brendan Joy. The bride and bridegroom are both professional chefs in Boston.

Cynthia Aitken, Adam Sharp. A couple who met at Northwestern University marry.

Maggie Duus, Eric Deichmann. A financial planner marries an aviation-industry consultant.

NYT > Sports, 2:17 AM.

Baseball Roundup: Tulowitzkiâs Surge Sustains Rockies. Troy Tulowitzki hit two home runs Saturday, tying a modern major league record with 14 homers in a 15-game stretch, as Colorado routed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12-2.


30 Seconds with Lisa Leslie. Lisa Leslie, who retired last season, reflects on her new career, raising young athletes and her idols.


No. 14 Utah Spurts to 56-14 Victory vs. NMexico. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Terrance Cain might have to give up Utah's starting quarterback job when Jordan Wynn gets healthy.


Ingram Returns, Martinez Excels for Huskers. Mark Ingram immediately showed he was healthy for Alabama. Taylor Martinez proved that he could handle a hostile environment for Nebraska.


Moore Leads No. 3 Boise State Past Wyoming, 51-6. LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Boise State Broncos showing off their talent against Wyoming sat just fine with coach Chris Petersen.


NYT > N.Y. / Region, 2:17 AM.

The Terror Translators. A little-known unit of the New York Police Department relies on civilian analysts to help fight terror threats.

Reporter’s Notebook: In Court, Echoes and Ghosts. As the trial of a suspect in the Cheshire, Conn., killings begins, certain details recall iconic cases — those of the Lindbergh baby and the family of “In Cold Blood.”

City Critic: The Best Two Women Could Do. For Jenna Glazer and Elise Bacolas, domestic partnership was a chance to protect themselves and their joint property.

Sunday Routine | Thom Filicia: A Bit Lazy, a Bit Productive. The interior designer of “Queer Eye” fame spends the day with his companion and their dogs.

Neighborhood Joint | Upper East Side: In a Toy Shop, a Sanctuary for Nostalgia. At Burlington Toys on Madison Avenue, celebrities receive rare gifts and antique collectors rediscover an imaginary world.

Circling Manhattan (Bring Extra Socks). Circumnavigating the 32 miles of Manhattan by foot will take about 12 hours and wear out the hardiest souls, but it can be an adventure worth undertaking.

At The Table | Tre Otto: Medical Talk, With Antipasti and Pasta on the Side. An Italian restaurant that opened in February near Mount Sinai Medical Center already has a fan base in the neighborhood.

Bookshelf: A New Look at Koch Elevates His Legacy. A scholar argues in a new book that Edward I. Koch produced “the greatest turnaround” of New York City of any mayor in the 20th century.

Arts | Long Island: A Peconic Bay Story, in Quick Brush Strokes. It’s not often the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead hosts an art exhibit, but a series of Impressionist works fits in as local history.

Arts | New Jersey: A Center Bursting With Life and Raring to Open. For a space not officially open yet, the David and Carol Lackland Center at Centenary College was already buzzing with small colonies of activity.

Art Review | Connecticut: Harvesting Homegrown Art. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut is celebrating the work of local artists with a show indoors and outdoors.

Arts | Westchester: Tributes Top Schedule of Jazz Orchestra. A concert in memory of the saxophonist Michael Brecker and one celebrating the pianist Herbie Hancock are highlights of the 2010-11 season at the Irvington, N.Y., Town Hall Theater.

Spotlight | Haledon: Portrait of a Textile Mill and Its Workers. Photographs of the Allied Textile Printers mill taken by Michael Anthony while he was employed there in the 1970s will be on display at the American Labor Museum.

Connecticut Dining | Norwalk: An Aura of Romance, Wine Not Included. Though it has no liquor license, Amerigo Restaurant in Norwalk offers top-rate Italian cuisine in an unhurried, intimate setting.

New Jersey Dining | Festivals: Never Too Many Chefs in These Kitchens. Food and wine events across the region will bring out culinary stars, sommeliers and foodies.

Long Island Wine | East End Festival: First the Respect, Now the Toast. Events include nearly a dozen dinners with local ingredients, a series of educational programs, a festival tasting of local food and wines, and a gala dinner.

Westchester Dining | Irvington: Homey Tastes, but Complex, Too. The food at the River City Grille in Irvington is homey, though more complex than the meals most people make for themselves.

Quick Bite | Woodbury: A Serious Food Store. New Morning Natural Foods specializes in natural and organic products from local sources, especially fruits and vegetables.

Quick Bite | Pocantico Hills: A Day About the Farm. The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture hosts the annual festival in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.

Complaint Box | Nonscoopers. It’s maddening to watch people feign ignorance instead of cleaning up the wastes their pets leave on our lawn.

NYT > Week in Review, 2:17 AM.

Democrats and the Tea Party: Democrats: Beware of Anger, Take Advantage of Anxiety. Should Democrats focus on “extreme” Tea Party positions, or try to link the movement to Bush administration policies?

Republicans and the Tea Party: Republicans: Enlist, but Avoid Speeches on the Constitution. The trick for Republican candidates is to take advantage of the Tea Party passion and stay away from its extremes.

Cuba Resets the Revolution. Tossing state workers into private jobs does not mean that the island is on its way to globalism and consumerism.

A Boy Scout Pulls a Fast One. Yes, Derek Jeter faked being hit by a pitch. But he’s no cheater.

Keeping Kids Safe From the Wrong Dangers. Parents tend to worry more about remote dangers (terrorists) than mundane ones (obesity, football).

The Basics: The U.S.-China Exchange Rate Squeeze. Why the currency issue between the United States and China never seems to be resolved, even though many problems would go away if it were.

Laugh Lines. Jokes from TV comedy show monologues.

Prime Number. 8.4: The percentage increase in the last two years of people aged 25 to 34 who are living with their parents.

Grist: A Texas Library Without Books. There are no books in the new Applied Engineering and Technology Library at the University of Texas at San Antonio. None.

NYT > Soccer, 2:17 AM.

U.S. to Play in South Africa - Again. The United States will play South Africa in an exhibition Nov. 17 in Cape Town, the Americans' fourth trip to the country in the last three years. Where would you like to see them go instead?

NYT > Africa, 2:17 AM.

Pope Apologizes on Abuse, Thousands Protest In London. LONDON (Reuters) - Pope Benedict made one of his strongest apologies to victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in London, while thousands of marchers staged the biggest protest of any of his trips abroad.

NYT > Asia Pacific, 2:17 AM.

Special Ops and the 'End of Combat' in Iraq. American special operations troops will continue to accompany Iraqis as they conduct raids to arrest -- and often kill -- suspected insurgents, with all the accompanying risks involved.

Christians Pray in Shuttered Church in Indonesia. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Dozens of Christians held prayers inside their boarded-up church near Indonesia's capital Sunday, saying they had as much right as anyone to worship in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Philippine Troops Kill Wanted Abu Sayyaf Militant. MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in a southern coastal village Sunday and killed a long-wanted militant who helped in the 2001 kidnapping of three American and 17 Filipino tourists and the takeover of a hospital, the military said.

NYT > Arts, 2:17 AM.

Film: A Zillion Friends, and a Few Enemies. The thoroughly modern story of Facebook told by “The Social Network” is built on ancient themes.

Film: Remedial Study for Failing Public Schools. With the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” the director Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) addresses America’s ailing public schools and teachers’ unions.

Calling Plays on a Broadway Gridiron. Dan Lauria plays a legendary football coach in “Lombardi,” a play coming to Broadway. The N.F.L. is one of its producers.

Guarding a Bright Flame’s Afterglow. Tanztheater Wuppertal, the dance company left on its own after its founder, Pina Bausch, died last year, tries to keep her choreography alive.

Putting Memories to New Use. The photographer Sara VanDerBeek has her first solo museum exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Music: A Little Nudge, and a Soul Singer Is Back to Her Roots. Mavis Staples’s new CD, “You Are Not Alone,” produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, reflects her gospel-soul sensibility and his love for American roots music.

Remaking a Dark Tale, With Real-Life Notes. The composer Hannah Lash will premiere her chamber opera, an adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” at Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan.

When Hope Is a Thing With Diapers. Greg Garcia’s new Fox sitcom, “Raising Hope,” may be about a working-class clan, but Mr. Garcia says it’s more about family than class.

But Can Their Moms Tell Them Apart?. Zachary Booth and Preston Sadleir portray identical twins in the Off Broadway production of Edward Albee’s “Me, Myself & I.”

Film: Turn on, Tune in to a Trippy Afterlife. Gaspar Noé’s latest film, “Enter the Void,” uses the first-person point of view as it explores post-mortem consciousness and embarks on a hallucinatory tour of Tokyo.

DVD: When Fantômas Held All of Paris in His Criminal Thrall. Kino International is releasing Louis Feuillade’s five “Fantômas” films, made in 1913 and ’14, about the criminal master who spread fear just because he could.

Exploring the Magic of Seven. The Miller Theater will present the United States premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s ballet, “Maa.”

The Week Ahead | : Sept. 19 — 25. A listing of cultural events this week.

Fire Destroys Malibu Beachfront Home of Ricki Lake. MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say Ricki Lake's beachfront rental home in Malibu has burned down.

"The Bang Bang Club" Relives Apartheid's Last Days. TORONTO (Reuters) - In the final years of apartheid, four South African photojournalists went to extraordinary lengths to capture the horrors of poverty and violence in images that made international headlines.

Whitfield Leaves 'Spartacus' for 2nd Cancer Battle. NEW YORK (AP) -- Starz network says ''Spartacus: Blood and Sand'' star Andy Whitfield is leaving the show to battle a recurrence of cancer.

James Bacon, Columnist to the Stars, Dies at 96. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Bacon, who began his career at The Associated Press in the 1940s and spent six decades chronicling Hollywood's biggest stars as a reporter, author and syndicated columnist, died Saturday. He was 96.

Indian Conglomerate In Talks About MGM Bid. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Indian conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar is in discussions about buying the debt of struggling film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $1.5 billion to $2 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

NYT > World, 2:17 AM.

A Look at Sweden's Candidates for Prime Minister. Sweden's candidates for prime minister:

Polls: Swedish Government Poised for Re-election. STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's center-right government heads into Sunday's election with a commanding lead in the polls but could lose its majority if an Islam-bashing far-right group makes it into Parliament.

Radical Islam on Rise in Balkans. SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- An online music video praising Osama bin Laden has driven home a troubling new reality: A radical brand of Islam embraced by al-Qaida and the Taliban is gaining a foothold in the Balkans.

Pope Meets With Abuse Victims as Thousands Protest. LONDON (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI apologized to five people who were molested by priests as children in his latest effort to defuse the sex abuse crisis shaking his church, as thousands of people angered at the Vatican's response marched in central London in the biggest protest of his 5-year papacy.

Facts and Figures About Sweden. Facts and figures about Sweden, which holds national elections Sunday.

Obama, ASEAN to Call for Peaceful End to Sea Spats. MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Southeast Asian leaders will call for the peaceful settlement of South China Sea territorial disputes and urge claimants not to resort to force, according to a draft communique.

NYT > Pro Football, 2:17 AM.

Lions Lose Some Hope Without a Healthy Stafford. DETROIT (AP) -- Hopes were relatively high for a change for the Detroit Lions just a week ago.

NYT > Baseball, 2:17 AM.

Yankees 11, Orioles 3: Sabathia Takes Yankees Fans on Journey to 20th Win. C. C. Sabathia, comfortable in front of a pro-Yankees crowd in Baltimore, ended the night in a place he had never been: the 20-win plateau.

Baseball Roundup: Tulowitzki’s Surge Sustains Rockies. Troy Tulowitzki hit two home runs Saturday, tying a modern major league record with 14 homers in a 15-game stretch, as Colorado routed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12-2.

Q. and A. With Rick Cerone. Rick Cerone played catcher for eight teams, including the Yankees and the Mets, over 18 major league seasons.

Sabathia First to Win 20, Yankees Stay In Lead. BALTIMORE, Maryland (Reuters) - CC Sabathia became the first pitcher to win 20 games this season as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 11-3 on Saturday.

Giants Shut Down Again, Fall Out of First Place. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Lincecum fumed in the dugout after being pulled in the fifth. Manager Bruce Bochy took a couple of minutes to calm down his ace.

Giants Shut Down Again, Fall Out of First Place. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yovani Gallardo struck out six in seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers stymied San Francisco for the second straight night, knocking the Giants out of first place in the NL West with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.

Lee Pitches Rangers Past Mariners 6-1. SEATTLE(AP) -- Cliff Lee shut down his former teammates for eight innings in his first start in Seattle since a July trade, and the first-place Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 6-1 Saturday night.

NYT > Business, 2:17 AM.

Toiling Far From Home for Philippine Dreams. Money sent home by Filipinos working abroad accounts for more than 10 percent of the gross domestic product.

Sinochem Seeks Government Support For Potash Bid: Paper. BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese chemical conglomerate Sinochem Group has formally asked the government to back a bid for Canada's Potash Corp, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.

Indian Conglomerate In Talks About MGM Bid. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Indian conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar is in discussions about buying the debt of struggling film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $1.5 billion to $2 billion (960 million to 1.28 billion pounds), according to two people familiar with the matter.

Indian Conglomerate In Talks About MGM Bid. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Indian conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar is in discussions about buying the debt of struggling film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $1.5 billion to $2 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.

NYT > Europe, 2:17 AM.

Radical Islam on Rise in Balkans. SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- An online music video praising Osama bin Laden has driven home a troubling new reality: A radical brand of Islam embraced by al-Qaida and the Taliban is gaining a foothold in the Balkans.

Pope Ends UK Visit With Beatification of Convert. LONDON (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Britain with the beatification Sunday of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th century Anglican convert held up by the pope as a model for the faithful because he followed his conscience at great personal cost.

Polls: Swedish Government Poised for Re-election. STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's center-right government heads into Sunday's election with a commanding lead in the polls but could lose its majority if an Islam-bashing far-right group makes it into Parliament.

A Look at Sweden's Candidates for Prime Minister. Sweden's candidates for prime minister:

NYT > Pro Basketball, 2:17 AM.

US Women Rout Senegal 93-51. SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and five assists in 15 minutes of action to help the U.S. women's national team beat Senegal 93-51 on Saturday night in its final exhibition game before the world championship begins next week in the Czech Republic.

NYT > College Basketball, 2:17 AM.

Knight Gets Warm Reception in Indiana. HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Bob Knight was screaming at players, berating officials and hurling that chair across the court again.

Knight Gets Warm Reception in Indiana. HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Bob Knight was screaming at players, berating officials and hurling that chair across the court again.

NYT > College Football, 2:17 AM.

Michigan State 34, Notre Dame 31: Michigan State Stuns the Irish With a Fake Kick in Overtime. Aaron Bates threw a 29-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal in overtime, giving Michigan State a victory over Notre Dame.

Moore Leads No. 3 Boise State Past Wyoming, 51-6. LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Boise State Broncos showing off their talent against Wyoming sat just fine with coach Chris Petersen.

No. 14 Utah Spurts to 56-14 Victory vs. NMexico. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Shaky Smithson went untouched on a 73-yard punt return touchdown, capping a surge of three touchdowns in a span of 4:16 for No. 14 Utah in a 56-14 victory against hapless New Mexico on Saturday night.

Spartans Stun Irish 34-31 With Fake FG in OT. EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The play was called ''Little Giants'' -- and Michigan State used it to steal a victory from Notre Dame in the most audacious way imaginable.

No. 16 Auburn Survives OT Win Over Clemson, 27-24. AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- The first kick gave No. 16 Auburn hope and the second supplied relief because the Tigers could keep on playing. Then the third led to euphoria because the home team didn't have to.

NYT > Soccer, 1:17 AM.

Soccer Roundup: Tottenham Avoids Letdown and Rallies to Defeat Wolves. Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion each mounted second-half rallies to win at home in the Premier League.

U.S. Heads Back to South Africa. The United States Soccer Federation said the Americans would play an exhibition against South Africa’s team, known as Bafana Bafana, in Cape Town on Nov. 17.

AC Milan, Real Madrid Win Champions League Openers. AC Milan and Real Madrid began the Champions League with 2-0 victories on Wednesday night as English rivals Chelsea and Arsenal opened with high-scoring wins.

Goal: Determination and Hard Work Distinguish Defender for Rapids. Kosuke Kimura, a defender for the Colorado Rapids, is the only player in M.L.S. history born in Japan.

Global Soccer: A Long Flight Takes Fight Out of Barcelona. The spirit may be willing, but the flesh cannot always take the demands from modern players.

Owners Will Run W.P.S. As Commissioner Exits. Tonya Antonucci, the commissioner of Women’s Professional Soccer, will step down at the end of this season so that the team owners can play a larger role in growing the two-year-old league.

Soccer Roundup: Manchester United Yields 2 Late Goals in Tie With Everton. In England, Everton rallied to score two late goals and tie Manchester United, 3-3, on Saturday.

Soccer: West Ham No Match for Chelsea; Arsenal Rolls. Chelsea kept up its perfect record in the Premier League as two goals from Michael Essien steered the English champion to a 3-1 victory at West Ham and its fourth win in as many matches this season.

Bent Earns Sunderland 1 - 1 Arsenal Draw In Stoppage Time. LONDON (Reuters) - Darren Bent scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Sunderland a 1-1 home draw with 10-man Arsenal in a thunderous Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light Saturday.

Spurs Beat Wolves 3 - 1 With Late Treble. LONDON (Reuters) - Some inspired substitutions gave a relieved Tottenham Hotspur a 3-1 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday when they scored three goals in the last 13 minutes.

Last - Gasp Bent Goal Gives Sunderland Draw With Arsenal. LONDON (Reuters) - Darren Bent scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn Sunderland a 1-1 home draw after 10-man Arsenal had scored a freak goal but also missed a penalty in a thunderous Premier League clash on Saturday.

British Soccer Team Visits North Korea. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A British women's soccer team with a historic connection to North Korea landed Saturday in Pyongyang on a groundbreaking trip to the communist nation.

SOCCER: Juventus Off to Weak Start in Europa League. Juventus was stunned by Lech Poznan's stoppage-time equalizer, defending champion Atlético Madrid lost at Aris, and Liverpool comfortably beat Steaua Bucharest to open the Europa League.

United vs. Liverpool Highlights Weekend Matches. The outstanding matchups in European league soccer this weekend.

Hargreaves Near to Manchester United Return, Surgeon Says. LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves could soon be back in action after years of struggling with a knee injury, his American surgeon said on Friday.

Scotland Striker McFadden Out For Foreseeable Future. LONDON (Reuters) - Birmingham City's Scotland striker James McFadden faces a long spell on the sidelines after damaging knee ligaments in training, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Mourinho Rules Out Coaching Portugal. MADRID (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho will not accept an offer to take temporary charge of the struggling Portuguese national team for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers, the Real Madrid coach said Friday.

Spurs' Defoe to Get Driving Punishment In October. LONDON (Reuters) - England and Tottenham Hotspur centre forward Jermain Defoe must wait until next month to find out his punishment for driving while using a mobile phone, the Press Association reported on Friday.

South Africa Scores!. You may go for the soccer, but don’t miss the elephant watching, bungee jumping, beachcombing, vintage shopping and gallery hopping. Six locals share their favorite haunts.

First the Hand, Now the Foot of Gaul, for Thierry Henry. Thierry Henry is probably the most reviled soccer player in Ireland. Now he can probably add soccer fans in the Dallas area to that list.

Impressions of the Champions League Openers. A look back at which teams impressed and which did not after their opening games in the Champions League.

Global Soccer: South Americans Take Charge in Champions League. Lionel Messi and Alberto Costa were just two of the many players from South America who starred in leading their club teams to victories a continent away.

On Soccer: A Shot That Captured the Bigger Meaning in Sports. John Varley’s photograph from 1970 of Pelé embracing Bobby Moore is remembered as one of the purest moments in any sport.

Global Soccer: A Night to Purge Memories of South Africa. The World Cup, in all its sound and fury, is now consigned to history.

Valencia to Return Earlier Than Expected, Says Ferguson. MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia could return at the end of February from his ankle injury rather than miss the rest of the season as first feared, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.