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Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism
01:07 AM, 07.30.2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016. Clinton and Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. begin a three day bus tour through the rust belt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A giddy if exhausted Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.


 
China's Fosun to 'acquire' Brazil investment firm
12:50 AM, 07.30.2016

Fosun, which has interests ranging from property to mining, says it will buy a controlling share of privately-owned Rio Bravo InvestimentosChina's Fosun on Saturday signed an agreement to acquire Brazil-based investment management firm Rio Bravo, according to a statement, just a day after the Chinese conglomerate announced another massive overseas deal. Fosun, which has interests ranging from property to mining, said it will buy the controlling share of privately-owned Rio Bravo Investimentos, but did not give a value for the deal. Fosun did not immediately respond to request for comment.


 
Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Krakow
12:47 AM, 07.30.2016

Pope Francis, center, attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) with youths participating in World Youth Days, in Blonie Park, Krakow, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki as he begins a day of religious ceremonies during a visit to Poland.


 
China General Nuclear says respects Britain's decision to review Hinkley project
12:27 AM, 07.30.2016

File photo of a sign marking the borders of the site where EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be constructed in BridgwaterChina General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) on Saturday said it respects the decision of the new British government to review a nuclear power project in which it would hold a major stake, according to a statement on the company's official microblog. "We understand, given the importance of the Hinkley Point C programme to England's future energy security, that the new British Government has expressed a need for time to familiarize itself with the programme. CGN understands and respects this," the company said.


 
Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest
12:21 AM, 07.30.2016

Candles are lit under the photo of murdered Catholic priest Jacques Hamel at the Sainte-Therese church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, FranceFather Jacques Hamel had his throat slit on the altar by IS-inspired attackers who stormed his church in a Normandy town during mass Tuesday. Prayers were also planned at the Eglise Saint-Etienne where the killing took place, the latest in a nation shaken by three major extremist attacks in the last 18 months. French authorities on Friday filed the first charges tied to the attack against a 19-year-old man accused of "criminal conspiracy with terrorists" over a mobile phone video that police discovered at his home, a judicial source said.


 
Blanket weightlifter ban new blow for Russia
11:56 PM, 07.29.2016

The International Weightlifting Federation has banned all eight Russian contenders -- five men, including Artem Okulov shown here, and three women -- entered for RioA ban on all Russian weightlifters dealt a new blow to the country ahead of an International Olympic Committee meeting Saturday that will be dominated by multiple doping scandals. New criticism of the athletes' village in Rio added to the dark clouds hanging over the Games which start in one week. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) banned all eight Russian contenders -- five men and three women -- entered for Rio.


 
Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
11:28 PM, 07.29.2016

This March 15, 2016, file photo shows Eric Gandah walking past a NC Voter ID sign as he enters a precinct to cast his ballot in Greensboro, N.C. A federal appeals court on Friday, July, 29, 2016, blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.


 
2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed
11:26 PM, 07.29.2016

Chicago police investigate a police-involved fatal shooting in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday, July 29, 2016. Chicago police say they shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was in a stolen Jaguar that sideswiped a squad car and hit a parked car, injuring some officers, Thursday evening. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say.


 
US routs Venezuela in Olympic basketball tune-up
11:15 PM, 07.29.2016

Carmelo Anthony of the United States grabs a rebound over Miguel Ruiz of Venezuela during their pre-Olympic exhibition game in Chicago, IllinoisKyrie Irving scored 13 points as the US basketball team improved to 4-0 in their run up to the Rio Olympics with an 80-45 exhibition win over Venezuela. Klay Thompson also scored 13 points for the Americans, who cruised to victory despite shooting 42.4 percent, below the 49.8 percent averaged over their first three tune-up games. Team US also committed 13 turnovers in the game in front of a crowd of 20,578 at the United Center in Chicago.


 
Wade excited to join hometown Bulls
10:52 PM, 07.29.2016

Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and Dwyane Wade hold a uniform during a news conference Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chicago. Wade who played at Miami Heat for 13 years, joined his hometown team for a two-year contract worth about $47 million. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)CHICAGO (AP) — When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.


 
Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog
10:27 PM, 07.29.2016

Hillary Clinton followed her historic acceptance as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before a tour of Pennsylvania and OhioHillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. Clinton followed her historic acceptance speech on Thursday as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before embarking on a bus tour of Rust Belt states Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Colorado, a key western state, her Republican opponent promised "no more Mr Nice Guy." He trashed Clinton's speech as "average," called her a liar and promised to end the migration of Syrian refugees.


 
For Rio's sports-mad population, it's Olympics every day
09:57 PM, 07.29.2016

Winter or summer residents of Rio de Janeiro take part in sports, part of the easygoing Carioca way, but also because of a love of living outdoors, where the beach becomes an extension of the living roomRio de Janeiro's residents, or Cariocas, don't need the Olympics to prove their city is the center of the sporting world -- they know that the second they step outside. What's different here is that Cariocas also rise for rowing, paddleboarding, group swimming in the Atlantic, climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain, surfing, skateboarding, football, volleyball -- the list goes on.


 
France church attackers 'smiled' and spoke of Koran
09:37 PM, 07.29.2016

Muslims put flowers and hold a minute of silence in front of the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, western France, where French priest Jacques Hamel was killedThe two nuns who were in the church when Father Jacques Hamel was killed, his throat slit on the altar, said the men appeared aggressive and nervous during the attack at the Eglise Saint-Etienne in Normandy on July 26. Then, one of the attackers seemed pleased. Not a smile of triumph, but a soft smile, that of someone who is happy," nun Sister Huguette Peron told Catholic newspaper La Vie on Friday.


 
2 Chicago officers in deadly shooting relieved of powers
09:35 PM, 07.29.2016

Chicago police investigate a police-involved fatal shooting in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday, July 29, 2016. Chicago police say they shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was in a stolen Jaguar that sideswiped a squad car and hit a parked car, injuring some officers, Thursday evening. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Friday relieved two officers of their police powers following a police-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.


 
Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in first inning, beat Orioles 6-5
09:11 PM, 07.29.2016

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada is still dealing with the sore back that forced him to skip his first All-Star Game. Even so, he was effective enough for the Toronto Blue Jays.


 
Djokovic, Monfils reach Toronto semis
08:55 PM, 07.29.2016

Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was tested in a 71-minute opening set but survived before motoring to victory over Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic at the ATP Toronto MastersNovak Djokovic said he needed some luck to escape over Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Toronto Masters. Djokovic needed two hours to reach the final four, winning his 12th straight match against Berdych. "I don't know how I got out of that tiebreak," Djokovic said.


 
Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks
08:55 PM, 07.29.2016

Protestors stop for a prayer during a march Friday, July 29, 2016, in Dallas. The event was organized by the same activist group that organized the July 7, protest that ended with the fatal shooting of multiple police officers. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS (AP) — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.


 
Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, dies at 69
08:47 PM, 07.29.2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder. Suzanne Wright was 69.

 
Data in focus as market struggles for direction
08:46 PM, 07.29.2016

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock ExchangeWall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift its attention from second-quarter corporate earnings reports to economic data. Investors will be looking for signs of economic strength to reinforce the positive direction hit Friday, when the S&P 500 hit an intraday record high. The overall tone will be of an economy that is getting better at a reasonable pace," said John Manley, chief equity strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in New York.


 
Clinton roars against Trump as a hacking distraction arises
08:45 PM, 07.29.2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016. Clinton and Kaine begin a three day bus tour through the rust belt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign.


 
With new US factory, Daimler skirts tariffs...and unions
08:43 PM, 07.29.2016

Daimler AG's new plant in Charleston, South Carolina will help the company avoid steep US import tariffs, and may also help it pay lower wages and circumvent labor unionsGerman automaker Daimler AG broke ground this week on a $500 million plant in Charleston, South Carolina to build vans, with the company hoping at last to avoid steep US import tariffs. Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans at Daimler, said the key reasons for putting the plant in Charleston were the city's excellent port operations and logistics and because Daimler already operates a factory next door. Avoiding the 25 percent tariff that the United States puts on imports of commercial vehicles was also crucial.


 
Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014
08:39 PM, 07.29.2016

This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, July 7, 2016, during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men. Johnson, the Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers, had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report released Friday, July 29, by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him. (Facebook via AP)DALLAS (AP) — The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.


 
Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked
08:39 PM, 07.29.2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gets off her campaign bus as she arrives for a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016. Clinton and Kaine begin a three day bus tour through the rust belt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday.


 
LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims to end skid, Pomeranz bids for 1st
08:14 PM, 07.29.2016

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer swings for a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, July 29, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)A look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday:


 
Judge: Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes
08:09 PM, 07.29.2016

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens and takes note as a judge declares in Shawnee County District Court that the state must count potentially thousands of votes from people who registered without providing documentation of their U.S. citizenship, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach had directed local election officials to count only their votes in federal races, not state and local ones. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who've registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.


 
Streb fires 63 to share PGA lead as Day charges
08:04 PM, 07.29.2016

Robert Streb of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during the 2016 PGA Championship on July 29, 2016 in Springfield, New JerseyUnheralded Robert Streb matched the record-low round in major golf history with an astonishing seven-under par 63 to seize a share of the lead after the second round of the PGA Championship. Top-ranked defending champion Jason Day's amazing run of seven birdies in eight holes to grab a share of third was overshadowed by a 29-year-old American on a rain-soaked Baltusrol layout soggy enough to surrender low scores in a wild afternoon of shot making. Back-nine starter Streb made a lone bogey and eight birdies, the last of them on a curling 21-foot putt at the par-three ninth to make history and match compatriot Jimmy Walker for the 36-hole lead at nine-under 131.


 
The Latest: Trump slams Clinton's 'rosy-dory' optimism
07:47 PM, 07.29.2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):


 
Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead at PGA
07:43 PM, 07.29.2016

Robert Streb watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.


 
Accused gunman charged in fatal San Diego police shooting
07:36 PM, 07.29.2016

A SWAT officer runs down a back alley as police surround a home after a San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded late on Thursday, in San DiegoA man suspected of opening fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one and severely wounding the other, has been arrested and charged with murder after a gunfight that left the accused gunman hospitalized, police said on Friday. A second man was arrested on an outstanding warrant near a house that a police SWAT team had surrounded in the aftermath of Thursday night's gun battle, but whether he was connected with the shooting was still under investigation, police said. The two officers, members of the department's anti-gang unit, were shot moments after stopping at least one person in a high-crime neighborhood of southeastern San Diego, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said at a news conference.


 
Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states
07:33 PM, 07.29.2016

File-This June 21, 2016, file photo shows North Carolina NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, center at podium gesturing during a news conference in Richmond, Va. A federal appeals court on Friday, July 29, 2016, blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. Rev. Barber, said in an interview that the ruling was a powerful victory for civil rights and for democracy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.


 
Clinton gets down to campaign business with Rust Belt trip
07:25 PM, 07.29.2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton departs her bus with former president Bill Clinton at K'NEX in Hatfield, PennsylvaniaBy Amanda Becker HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energized White House bid on the road on Friday for a tour of crucial "Rust Belt" states Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the campaign's focus was clouded by a newly disclosed cyber attack. Reuters on Friday reported that the computer network used by Clinton's campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, had been hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, citing people familiar with the matter. The campaign said a data program maintained by the Democratic National Committee and used by the campaign and other entities was accessed as part of a cyber attack on the DNC.


 
Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case
07:13 PM, 07.29.2016

FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington. Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Guandique who is awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.


 
The Latest: Suspect named in San Diego police shootings
07:06 PM, 07.29.2016

San Diego Police SWAT officers prepare to enter a house with a possible suspect inside Friday, July 29, 2016 in San Diego. One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, Friday night. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded the home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in San Diego. (all times local):


 
Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic
06:25 PM, 07.29.2016

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a "failed attempt at humor" this week at a football clinic for women.

 
Italy's BMPS worst performer in EU bank stress tests
06:13 PM, 07.29.2016

BMPS, the world's oldest lender, would see a 14.23 percent plunge in its core capital ratio -- a key measure of financial stabilityItaly's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena came a distant last in EU bank stress test, as the world's oldest bank announced sweeping reforms in a bid to stay afloat. Under the European Banking Authority's economic shock scenario, BMPS would suffer a 14.23 percent plunge in its core capital ratio -- a measure of stability -- by 2018. The announcement came shortly after BMPS's board announced a rescue plan for shifting the billions of euros in bad loans that have weighed down on the embattled lender, which was founded in 1472.


 
Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership
06:07 PM, 07.29.2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump pulled off the upset — at least in television popularity.


 
Palmer feeling 'as good as ever' as Cardinals open camp
06:02 PM, 07.29.2016

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians points as quarterback Carson Palmer listens during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carson Palmer will turn 37 before the coming football season is over and he sure doesn't look or act like someone closing in on the end of his career.


 
40 years later, fugitive appears before N. Carolina judge
05:57 PM, 07.29.2016

The home of a man identified as 67-year-old William Claybourne Taylor is shown Friday, July 29, 2016, in Reidsville, N.C. Taylor, living with his wife under an assumed name at the home, was arrested on July 28, in connection with a 1977 shooting in Florida in which a retired immigration official was killed and the attempted assassination of a Florida mayor. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When a judge advised a North Carolina man that he was a fugitive wanted in the killing of a retired immigration official nearly 40 years ago, his only response was: "That's what the papers say."


 
The Latest: Streb shoots 63 in PGA's second round
05:50 PM, 07.29.2016

Robert Streb waves to the crowd after making a putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):


 
Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk
05:48 PM, 07.29.2016

FILE - In this April 1977 file photo, San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk sits in the mayor's office during the signing of the city's gay rights bill in San Francisco. The late gay rights leader Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday, July 29, 2016, that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San Diego will be named for Milk and five other civil and human rights icons. (AP Photo/File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.


 
 
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