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In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

- Associated Press

Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

Revel employees Joe Lucchetti, of Turnersville, N.J., left, and Robert Fitting, of Berlin, N.J. remove letters from a sign at Revel hotel-casino, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The hotel closed Monday and the casino will close on Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein)

$2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday

- Associated Press

Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.

In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downtown of the city of Detroit is shown. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr raised more than a few eyebrows a year ago when he took the city into bankruptcy and predicted it would be out by the time his term expired in fall 2014. Because it is by far the largest city to file for municipal bankruptcy and the issues were so complex many experts predicted it would take years to resolve. But the city will take a major step toward that goal with a trial in federal bankruptcy court that starts Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

- Associated Press

Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

British police officers stand guard outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is expected on Monday to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning from terror training in the Middle East.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

- Associated Press

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

NYC man to be sentenced in Va. for ID theft

Associated Press

A December sentencing is set for a New York City man convicted of conspiring to steal identity and financial information from Wells Fargo Mortgage offices in four states.

ADVANCE FOR TUESDAY SEPT. 2 AND THEREAFTER Yaw Shangofemi of Charleston has been doing iron works since the 70s. He demonstrated his techniques at the Jamestown Reunion on July 25, 2014 at the original Jamestown settlement. (AP Photo/The Morning News, Shamira Mccray) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

Descendants of SC slave open family reunion to all

- Associated Press

Descendants of Ervin James, a former slave, and community members, recently gathered on the original Jamestown settlement in Florence County for the first event of the James' annual family reunion.

School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

- Associated Press

Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.

Bittner, Ziegler to be inducted into highway hall

Associated Press

Former state Department of Transportation director Francis Ziegler and Fargo city engineer Mark Bittner are set to be inducted into the North Dakota Highway Hall of Honor.