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Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

This Sept. 16, 2014 photo released by attorney Stephen Stubbs, shows Mike Tyson as photographed by injured motorcycle crash victim, Ryan Chesley, in  Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down. Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at people not to touch Chesley. (AP Photo/Ryan Chesley via Stephen Stubbs)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.

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APNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years

File - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, Livestrong CEO and president Doug Ulman discusses the future of the organization in Austin, Texas. Ulman told The Associated Press on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, he will leave Livestrong in January to become president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia, a Columbus, Ohio, charity bike ride that has raised more than $61 million for cancer research in its first five years. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong’s confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

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Michigan DNR announces trail naming contest

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a contest to name a new hiking and bicycling trail across the state.

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Together at Asian Games, Koreas still far apart

North Korea's gold medalist Om Yun Chol listens to reporter's question during a press conference at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. When the first world record fell at the Asian Games - to the North Korean weightlifter - elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer. The media heaped congratulations on the athlete for winning the North’s first gold medal. Away from the stadiums, however, South Korean activists were launching balloons laden with anti-North Korea leaflets over the demilitarized zone and the North’s state-run media was churning out tirades against the South’s “puppet” rulers and their unforgivable crimes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer.

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Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

In this image released by the Metropolitan Opera, Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro, left, and Marlis Petersen as Susanna perform in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," during a rehearsal in New York. Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Ken Howard)

NEW YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

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