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  • Digest (May 5): Pompea's hat trick helps Salisbury win CAC men's lacrosse title

    Digest (May 5): Pompea's hat trick helps Salisbury win CAC men's lacrosse title

    Zach Pompea had a hat trick and visiting Salisbury (16-3) won 11-8 over York (17-2) to claim their 21st Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse championship. The Sea Gulls went on a 6-1 run in the second quarter to pull away. ... Salisbury senior defenseman Kyle Tucker was named the Capital...

  • South Bend patrol car collides with car, killing young mom

    A priest says South Bend's Hispanic community is hurting after a young mother died when a police car struck her vehicle as she was returning home from work. Erica Flores died early Friday when South Bend police officer Justin Gorny's patrol car collided with her vehicle in an intersection. The...

  • Kane County Jail officer charged in alleged sex assault of prisoner

    A corrections officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a prisoner at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, west of Chicago. The Kane County State's Attorney office says 52-year-old John H. Johnson appeared Saturday in bond court on criminal sexual assault, custodial...

  • Gunman in Los Angeles Trader Joe's standoff arrested for murder

    Gunman in Los Angeles Trader Joe's standoff arrested for murder

    A gunman who got into a deadly shootout with police, then took dozens of people hostage at a Los Angeles supermarket has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said Sunday. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was being held Sunday morning on $2 million bail, according to Officer Drake Madison, a Los...

  • Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul kills 14, returning VP unharmed

    Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul kills 14, returning VP unharmed

    A suicide bomber carried out an attack near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan on Sunday killing 14 people, and narrowly missing the country's vice president who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry,...

  • Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

    Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass legislation supporting surrogacy...

  • March honors Warsaw's Jews, activist who warned of genocide

    Israel's ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents Sunday in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world's indifference to the Holocaust. The March of Remembrance began...

  • 'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman ," ''Shazam! " and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa , Gal Gadot , Chris Pratt , Johnny Depp and Nicole...

  • Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

    Sergio Marchionne 's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health. But Marchionne told analysts during a big presentation last month that his...

  • G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

    The world's top financial officials meeting in Argentina's capital on Sunday called for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth with one official warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day gathering of G-20 finance ministers and...

  • Jail officer charged in alleged sex assault of prisoner

    A corrections officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a prisoner at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, west of Chicago. The Kane County State's Attorney office says 52-year-old John H. Johnson appeared Saturday in bond court on criminal sexual assault, custodial...

  • 2 public forums on opioid crisis planned this week

    The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy plans two public forums on the opioid crisis and policies to address it. The Charleston Gazette-Mail %href_on(file: Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Tornado hits factory in Iowa; some injuries reported

    A tornado slammed into an agricultural machinery plant in Iowa as some people were working on Thursday and police said a number of people were taken to a local hospital. The tornado hit in the town of Pella, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Des Moines. Pella Police Lt. Shane Cox told...

  • Global Forecast-Celsius

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  • Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul kills 14, returning VP unharmed

    A suicide bomber carried out an attack near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan on Sunday killing 14 people, and narrowly missing the country's vice president who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry,...

  • Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    President Donald Trump 's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday. The recording by attorney Michael Cohen adds to questions...

  • Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

    Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's...

  • Without evidence, Trump claims documents confirm misconduct

    President Donald Trump asserted without evidence Sunday that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page "confirm with little doubt" that intelligence agencies misled the court that approved the warrant. But lawmakers from both political parties...

  • National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump's Russia swirl

    There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump 's cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin...

  • Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

    The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado...

  • Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

    The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties,...

  • Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

    A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron 's top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration. The initial charges against Alexandre Benalla came the same day French authorities opened a judicial investigation...

  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not. Mark Zuckerberg 's awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities social media platforms face as they take on the unwanted role...

  • APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

    Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar...

  • State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

    State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump 's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico. Several of the more than 20 governors attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association said shifting U.S....

  • A look at the 17 people killed in the Missouri boat accident

    The 17 people killed when a tourist boat capsized in a Missouri lake included nine members of one family, a couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and a grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughter's life. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday afternoon for those...

  • Homeless man found dead inside storage container

    Authorities say a homeless man was found dead inside a storage container where it looked like he was living. Newsday reports an employee at the Gosman's Dock restaurant and retail complex in Montauk, New York, discovered the man around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. The man was identified as Raymond Marisette,...

  • Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

    The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation. The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by advancing hostile...

  • Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

    With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose more tariffs on China and potentially...

  • Jeep exec takes over Fiat, marking end of Marchionne era

    Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne 's health suddenly deteriorated following recent surgery. The announcement after an emergency board meeting Saturday marked the end of the Marchionne era, which included the turnaround...

  • 1950s Amtrak dome railcar with all-windows top level returns

    Amtrak is bringing back a 1950s-era domed railcar that offers panoramic views for riders of a New England train. The Downeaster train will begin four daily trips starting Aug. 11 using the Amtrak Great Dome railcar, which features an upper level with windows on all sides. Riders will have views...

  • Arkansas nonprofit head pleads guilty in corruption probe

    The former head of a defunct Arkansas nonprofit that helped at-risk youth pleaded guilty Thursday to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe that has already ensnared several former lawmakers. Jerry Walsh pleaded guilty in federal court...

  • Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

    Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid the cheers for Tiger Woods and another crazy ending at Carnoustie to win the British Open and become Italy's first major champion. Woods brought pandemonium by charging into the lead on Sunday at a major for the first time in nine years, only to lose...

  • Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies

    Jonathan Gold , who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. The Los Angeles Times , where Gold most recently worked, reported that he died Saturday after being diagnosed earlier this month with pancreatic cancer. "I can't imagine the city...

  • Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

    Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after spending five months in U.S....

  • 'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

    In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington 's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million...

  • Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

    A gunman who got into a deadly shootout with police, then took dozens of people hostage at a Los Angeles supermarket has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said Sunday. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was being held Sunday morning on $2 million bail, according to Officer Drake Madison, a Los...

  • UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

    A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday. West Mercia police Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said police were working to identify the substance that burned the child Saturday...

  • Manley role at Fiat Chrysler a turning point for carmaker

    The nomination of Mike Manley as CEO of Fiat Chrysler marks a turning point for the carmaker, putting a brand with historic Italian roots in the hands of someone with no ties to Italy — a Brit who showed his mettle by growing the quintessentially American Jeep into a global brand. Manley has been...

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm. Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies...

  • DC Universe sets pricing plan for digital subscription

    A digital subscription service for DC Comics superfans launching in the fall of 2018 has set its annual membership fee at $74.99. DC Universe and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced the pricing plan Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con along with a trailer launch for one of its original live-action...

  • Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

    Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday amid a political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. The anniversary remembrance had the feel of...

  • NCAA to study possible effects of widespread legal wagering

    The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools. The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of "subject matter experts" to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state laws, and the use of integrity...

  • Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

    Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Thursday, July 19, 2018 _____ City/Town, Country;Thursday's Weather Condition;Thursday's High Temp (F);Thursday's Low Temp (F);Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (F);Friday's Low Temp (F);Friday's Wind Direction;Friday's Wind Speed (MPH);Friday's Humidity...

  • Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

    The Trump administration says it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline of next Thursday. The Justice Department reaffirmed in a court filing Thursday that it has identified...

  • New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

    Britain's slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph...

  • Iran 'mother of all peace,' 'all wars,' leader warns Trump

    Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to "make peace" with Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday. The report quotes Rouhani as saying "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother...

  • Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen

    Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged al-Qaida militants in the central province of Marib. The tribal leaders said on Sunday that the alleged operatives' charred bodies were later found after the unmanned aircraft targeted a house while they were inside...

  • City to ask judge to throw out lawsuit over school stabbing

    Attorneys for a Connecticut city where a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death at her high school are set to argue in court that claims against the city in a wrongful death lawsuit should be dismissed. Arguments are scheduled Monday at Derby Superior Court in the case involving Maren Sanchez ....

  • Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

    A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an officer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The...

  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    "Grab the baby!" Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into...

  • In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate's moderation

    Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says Immigration and Customs Enforcement , the agency that some in her party are clamoring to abolish, is performing an "important function." She recently joined House Republicans to ease restrictions on banks. And she offered a decidedly nonpartisan comment on conservative...

  • Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a roundtable discussion...

  • Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

    U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border. He challenged the Trump administration to explain how families were getting a fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution, but also expressed reluctance to get too deeply...

  • Ravens training camp highlights: Joe Flacco demonstrates why he is the incumbent

    Solid debut for Flacco Sunday was Joe Flacco’s first practice in which he worked against the Ravens defense, and the quarterback appeared solidly ahead of rookie Lamar Jackson and veteran Robert Griffin III. Flacco found rookie tight end Mark Andrews over the middle on a well-designed seam route,...

  • Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

    Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn't as old as that made him sound. Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings announced his death in a statement that did not provide a cause. He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since...

  • Orioles' rebuild will likely create opportunities in bullpen, but late-inning options still unclear

    The Orioles’ rebuild will include many new looks, and among them is the changing of the guard for a bullpen that’s been the foundation of the team’s recent success. With closer Zach Britton and setup man Brad Brach — both pending free agents — likely to be traded in the coming days and weeks, a...

  • Lady Antebellum calls police lip sync of its song 'amazing'

    An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department created as part of a...

  • Opera based on Pink Floyd album 'The Wall' makes US debut

    An opera based on Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" has made its U.S. debut in Cincinnati. "Another Brick in the Wall" opened Friday at Music Hall. It premiered in Montreal last year. Pierre Dufour's production follows a rock singer named Pink, who relives pivotal moments in his life during a stay...

  • Rapper Tekashi69 says men forced him from car, took jewelry

    The rapper known as Tekashi69 says two men forced him from a car at a New York City intersection and robbed him of jewelry. The New York Police Department says the rapper went to a police precinct early Sunday to report what happened to him. Authorities say he stated he had been the passenger in...

  • Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the...

  • Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

    Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin , President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer"...

  • Kin say Scout leader who drowned saving boy loved children

    A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader who drowned saving a struggling young boy during a practice exercise in a Utah pond was a lifelong Scout himself who loved helping kids learn the wilderness skills he treasured, his family said Thursday. Younger children had always looked up to Wesley Robert Kratzer,...

  • Pedestrian killed while crossing the street

    Police in Connecticut say a pedestrian was killed by a car as she was crossing the street. Fifty-year-old Kristin Wilczynski of New Haven was crossing a street Friday evening in Hamden when she was hit by 28-year-old Courtney Bothwell of North Haven. She later died from her injuries in Yale-New...

  • Woman accused of leaving 5 children in car while she gambled

    A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five children, including a newborn, in a casino garage while she gambled. Twenty-seven-year-old Takeshia Stanton is charged with five counts of criminal child neglect in connection with the July 2 incident. Police say Stanton left the children for up to four...

  • A's acquire closer Jeurys Familia from Mets

    After three years of missing the playoffs and dealing away fan favorites like Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson and Sonny Gray , the Oakland Athletics are trying to steer themselves in the opposite direction. They certainly took a significant step Saturday by acquiring New York Mets reliever Jeurys...

  • California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

    California and 14 other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks. The July 6 decision by the Trump EPA was illegal and could put thousands of additional highly polluting trucks on the roads,...

  • Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

    A 20-year-old man indicted in an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme was under federal supervision when he led authorities in Texas on a high-speed chase and crashed an SUV, killing five of the 14 people inside, according to court records. Federal prosecutors said the driver, Jorge Luis Monsivais...

  • Thomas keeps lead before Tour's decisive week in Pyrenees

    With the Pyrenees looming, Geraint Thomas had his last calm ride wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. The Welshman's rivals for cycling's most prestigious prize, which include teammate Chris Froome in second place, mostly held back over the hilly Stage 15 with a decisive final...

  • 2 South St. Paul officers hurt in group home confrontation

    Two South St. Paul police officers were wounded Thursday in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident in a quiet neighborhood. While authorities initially said one officer was wounded, South St. Paul Police Chief William Messerich and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said at a news conference...

  • Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

    A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday. While the 4,028-square-mile (10,432-square-kilometer) island has a varied terrain ranging from...

  • Fans continue to taunt Chris Froome at the Tour de France

    Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France after the four-time champion was cleared of doping. Prior to the start of Stage 15 on Sunday in the southern town of Millau, one spectator leaned over the barriers toward Froome and made a gesture like he was injecting...

  • Top-seeded Cornet beats Minella in Gstaad clay-court final

    Top-seeded Alize Cornet of France won her sixth career title by beating Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Ladies' Championship Gstaad final on Sunday. Minella, playing in her first final on tour at age 32, was seeking to become the third mother to win a WTA singles title in the past...

  • An excited, energetic Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife

    Taylor Swift brought her explosive Reputation Tour to the MetLife Stadium on Friday and will make history as the first female artist to play three consecutive shows at the venue when she performs Saturday and Sunday. Swift was energetic and excited during her two-hour-plus show at the stadium,...

  • Gal Gadot shows 'Wonder Woman 1984' first look at Comic-Con

    "Wonder Woman 1984" is only three and a half weeks into production, but that didn't stop star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins from bringing some footage to Comic-Con. Audiences in the comic book convention's Hall H on Saturday got an early look at a scene where Diana Prince saves a young girl...

  • The Latest: Molinari breaks US stranglehold on majors

    The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 7 p.m. Francesco Molinari 's win at the British Open has broken the American stranglehold on golf's major championships, with a U.S. golfer having won the previous five. It caps a stunning stretch for the 15th-ranked Molinari, who has won on the...

  • And now he is 5: Britain's Prince George marks birthday

    Who doesn't like birthdays? Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have released a new photo of their son Prince George to mark his fifth birthday. The photo shows George grinning in the garden of Clarence House after the christening of his younger brother Prince Louis on July 9. George is...

  • Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

    Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been cut at the start of July after a federal judge rejected the Republican...

  • McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump 's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass. The decision came just minutes before the confirmation vote and after senators voiced concerns about his...

  • Police: 3 Fort Worth bank employees shot, suspects detained

    Police have detained three suspects after three North Texas bank employees were shot Thursday morning but were expected to survive. FBI Agent Eric Jackson said authorities traced a vehicle that appeared to be connected to the robbery attempt and gunfire around 9:30 a.m. Thursday inside Veritex...

  • More than senior moments: better dementia detection is urged

    Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts who offered new guidance Sunday. The idea is to get help sooner for people whose minds are slipping — even if there's...

  • Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

    Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn't as old as that made him sound. Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings announced his death in a statement that did not provide a cause. He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since...

  • Ryan Reynolds teases 'Deadpool 2' extended cut at Comic-Con

    Ryan Reynolds has made a triumphant return to San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the release of a "Deadpool 2" extended cut. Speaking to a packed Hall H audience, Reynolds said that the first "Deadpool" was made because of the people in the room. The enthusiasm around footage shown at the...

  • Author tells of kidnapping by pirates he'd gone to interview

    Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent in chains or the lousy food that caused him to lose 40 pounds. "I got thumped by a wave surfing off Manhattan Beach...

  • Hamilton wins German GP as rival Vettel crashes late on

    Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One championship lead in unexpected and dramatic fashion on Sunday, winning the German Grand Prix after race leader Sebastian Vettel crashed and then surviving an investigation into his own driving. Hamilton was summoned to speak to stewards to explain a move...

  • LEADING OFF: Carpenter's HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: POWER SURGE Matt Carpenter tries to homer in his seventh straight game when the Cardinals complete a five-game series against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. The teams split a day-night doubleheader Saturday and Carpenter homered in both ends...

  • Lincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol Championship

    Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectators' warm wishes. The LPGA Tour player made sure to savor every moment of a historic weekend she wished could have lasted...

  • Solar energy system proposed in small town

    An international renewable energy company has applied to install a large-scale solar energy system in a small western Massachusetts town, and not everyone is happy. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that CVE North America Inc. wants to install 17,280 solar modules across two 10-acre parcels in...

  • Judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking Peru

    The head of Peru's judicial branch resigned Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences. The latest scandal to embroil this South American nation...

  • A look at the 17 people killed in the Missouri boat accident

    The 17 people killed when a tourist boat capsized in a Missouri lake included nine members of one family, a couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and a grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughter's life. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday afternoon for those...

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