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Brady can play...Biden pitches Iran accord...Stocks gain

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 3, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be able to suit up for his team's season opener, now that a judge has erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate." The surprise ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman came today after more than one month of failed settlement talks between the NFL and its players' union. Many legal experts believed the judge was merely pressuring the sides to settle when he criticized the NFL's handling of the case at two hearings in August. But the judge wasn't posturing. He came out forcefully in Brady's favor.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is making the case for a nuclear accord with Iran that President Barack Obama staunchly supports. Speaking at a round-table discussion with Jewish community leaders in South Florida today, Biden called it "a good deal" for the U.S., the world and Israel. He said the agreement will "take the nuclear bomb off the table" with Iran and "will make us and Israel safer, not weaker." As he explores a potential presidential campaign, Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to Obama's policies.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher for a second day, with the Dow up by more than 130 points at mid-morning. The gains come as a holiday in China gives investors a break from the recent wild swings in that country's markets. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank says it's ready to give the eurozone a bigger dose of stimulus, if inflation fails to pick up.

OTTAWA (AP) — A Canadian opposition leader is calling on his country's government to immediately accept 25,000 Syrian refugees. The migrant crisis has taken center stage in Canada's election campaign, after it was reported that Canada had rejected the application of a Syrian family whose mother and two young sons drowned this week while trying to get to Europe. The country's immigration minister has said he's looking into the case.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The military now says that 11 U.S. Marines were injured and one killed when a helicopter made a hard landing at a base in North Carolina. Previously, officials had said nine Marines were injured and one killed in incident last night. Officials say the helicopter came down hard during a training exercise. Two Marines remain hospitalized in stable condition.

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