From the Wires

  • The Crowd:

    Looking back at Los Angeles vintage 1960, it was quite a different world. The real era of the "Mad Men" was in full throttle, and the watering hold of choice was a swank dining room on the western end of the Sunset Strip known as Scandia. Ken Hanson was the arbiter of record, a restaurateur of...

  • Carnett:

    It was the first time my dad and I switched roles. It was the summer of 1984, and he'd just retired. Dad was 62; I was 39. As part of his retirement celebration, Dad and I took five weeks and traveled to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It was his lifelong dream. My mom is not a traveler,...

  • Italy investigates quake buildings, checking for code fraud

    Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290...

  • UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union. Officials at May's Downing Street office say May will oversee a daylong brainstorming session with Cabinet colleagues Wednesday at Chequers, the...

  • Tony Romo out with another back injury, no word on return

    Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season. Garrett said Saturday that Romo sustained a broken bone in his back when he was hit from behind by Seattle's Cliff Avrill...

  • College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

    The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience. The favored Pac 12 conference's California Golden Bears from...

  • Flawless Fowler builds 1-shot lead at Barclays

    Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at The Barclays. His wedge to 5 feet for a birdie on the 18th hole Saturday not only gave him a 3-under 68 and a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed, it was his 45th consecutive...

  • Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign

    Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden. The move was announced Saturday by the Reign, saying that the Olympic goaltender...

  • Ohio city's new firetruck doesn't fit in station houses

    Officials in a southwest Ohio city say a new firetruck purchased for more than $867,000 doesn't fit in the city's station houses. Lebanon city manager Pat Clements tells WLWT-TV (http://bit.ly/2bRIvy4 ) the problems started with a ladder truck that had to be taken out of service a few weeks ago...

  • Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

    Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried...

  • German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

    Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations. Both Washington and Brussels have pushed for a deal by the end of the year, despite strong...

  • Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns

    Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where the women committed their lives to helping the poor. Rodney Earl Sanders,...

  • Scams& waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando

    The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight. The fundraisers — an average of more than four...

  • Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5

    With each day, with every swing, this run by Gary Sanchez becomes even more remarkable. The New York Yankees rookie hit a home run for the third straight game Saturday, highlighting a 13-5 rout over the Baltimore Orioles. Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall...

  • Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers

    Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground. Trump warned a crowd in Iowa on Saturday that Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and...

  • Harper throws helmet, gets ejected in Nats' loss to Rockies

    Bryce Harper yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground, leading to his ejection from the Washington Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Harper erupted after a called third strike from Winters in the 10th inning. Harper insisted a 95 mph fastball from...

  • Pedroia falls short of record, Red Sox beat Royals

    Dustin Pedroia came to the plate in the eighth inning knowing he had some sort of special streak going. He just wasn't exactly sure how historic it was. Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record,...

  • Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

    Kurdish militants launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in southeast Turkey early Sunday, causing minor damage and no injuries, officials and the state-run news agency said. Rebels linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, were apparently targeting a police checkpoint...

  • Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

    Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey's military didn't specify what the airstrikes hit, saying only that "terror...

  • Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the...

  • LEADING OFF: Ellis starts for Phils, Jones maybe OK for O's

    A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ SUNDAY SCHOOL A.J. Ellis is set to make his first start for the Phillies when he catches 24-year-old Vince Velasquez (8-6, 4.31 ERA), who is winless in seven outings since July 8. The 35-year-old Ellis, obtained Thursday from the Dodgers...

  • 10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

    The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia. The resettlement program has emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign,...

  • Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

    Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian...

  • Mining leader, 2 others, accused in Bolivia official's death

    Bolivian authorities accused the president of a mining federation and two of his top officials of the killing of deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes amid a bitter strike, officials said Saturday. Forty miners have been detained in the case. Illanes was kidnapped and beaten to death by striking...

  • Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi

    Ride-hailing service Uber and competitor Careem have unexpectedly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi. San Francisco-based Uber said Sunday the move was temporary and that its "goal is to resume operations as soon as possible." It declined to say what prompted the...

  • Mladenovic, Garcia and Paire suspended by French tennis fed

    The French tennis federation has provisionally suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoit Paire for "damaging" its image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Paire, who was seeded 16th at the Rio Games, was sent home after being kicked off France's team. The 27-year-old Paire, ranked...

  • Lawyer's at center of race, gun debate on 2 Charleston cases

    Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Down the hall, his colleagues met recently with another...

  • Cal-Hawaii college football game in Australia attracts 61,000 fans

    The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience. The favored Pac-12 conference's Golden Bears won 51-31.  Tailgate...

  • Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns

    Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The two were on the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team, dubbed "The Final Five," and also won individual...

  • In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out

    NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday. Nykea Aldridge's famous relative, who grew up in Chicago's south suburbs, tweeted to his nearly...

  • In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

    In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this. Most of his players and coaches on Denham Springs High School's football team lost homes when floodwaters ravaged their city in suburban Baton Rouge. Their battered school remains closed, but the team has a...

  • Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

    Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home. But a motive for the attack in West Deptford, a suburb of Philadelphia, remains under investigation. County prosecutors say a relative found 58-year-old Edward Coles Jr. and his 55-year-old...

  • US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election

    Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day. The...

  • UK alert on treacherous beach ends as swimmer turns up safe

    British emergency services have called off the search for a missing swimmer on the same treacherous beach where five men drowned days ago — after the swimmer telephoned to say she was fine. A coast guard helicopter, three Royal National Lifeboat Association vessels and police units were involved...

  • Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks

    An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. That revelation came a day after reports...

  • Clinton invokes father's memory to hit Trump on business

    Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad. As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump's economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father's...

  • Worldwide Weather

    Source: Weather Underground %%Blk Temperatures and weather conditions during the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. EDT today. x - Indicates missing information. clr - clear pc - partly cloudy cdy - cloudy rn - rain sn - snow Source: Weather Underground Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights...

  • Mussels disappearing from New England waters, scientists say

    Scientists say the Gulf of Maine's once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing. A recent report in the journal of Global Change Biology says the numbers along the gulf coastline have declined by more than 60 percent over the last 40 years. The Gulf of Maine stretches from Cape Cod...

  • 3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail

    The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday. Jessica Kelley, who was seated in a wheelchair, remained silent as she listened from jail via a video feed as a judge read the charges she faces...

  • Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

    More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday. Singapore announced its first Zika infection in May, with the virus imported by a 48-year-old man who had traveled to Brazil. On Sunday, the Ministry of Health confirmed...

  • Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks

    Iraq's Foreign Ministry has requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are plotting to assassinate him. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Jamal told The Associated Press that the government on Sunday sent a formal request to Saudi...

  • Pakistan says 4 militants behind 2009 cricket attack killed

    Pakistani officials said Sunday that four Islamic extremists allegedly involved in a 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were killed in a shootout with police. The attack on the cricket team killed six police and two bystanders, and wounded six cricket players. The Pakistani Taliban...

  • Italy to see if building negligence raised earthquake death toll; 291 dead

    Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment rolled through Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the quake's high death...

  • English highway closed for 2nd day over collapsed bridge

    A major British highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes remains closed for a second day as safety officials remove rubble from a collapsed bridge and make sure the rest of it won't fall down as well. The M20 highway running southeast of London has been closed since midday Saturday,...

  • Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion: UN

    A U.N. report says sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth. The Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched Sunday by U.N. Development Program says deeply-rooted structural obstacles such as unequal...

  • Second suspect arrested in West Baltimore robbery, sexual assault

    An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of two women in west Baltimore earlier this month. Baltimore police said Levi Bonds turned himself in to police on Saturday. He was the second suspect wanted in connection with the incident. Police said...

  • Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?

    With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment. If Democrat...

  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that...

  • Turkish-backed rebels seize villages in Syria; 35 killed in airstrikes

    Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian...

  • States review clean energy projects for New England region

    Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states. The states are hoping to leverage their combined purchasing power and attract projects...

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