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Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames.
White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched after destroying jerseys

White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched after destroying jerseys

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.
Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message

Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message

They don't like to be called white supremacists. The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term "Europeanists," ''alt-right," or even "white nationalists.

Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors

Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome Saturday night outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors

Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome Saturday night outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.
Marvel marks Comic-Con homecoming with a showstopper

Marvel marks Comic-Con homecoming with a showstopper

Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at "Spider-Man: Homecoming," ''Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

Mountain guide falls to his death while leading group

A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died. The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park's highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.

Ohio delegates confident Clinton will win

When Ohio’s 160 delegates to the Democratic National Convention gather for breakfast this morning, Cynthia Cox deBoutinkhar will be easy to spot.
ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.
Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.
'Guardians of the Galaxy' tease sequel, Disneyland ride

'Guardians of the Galaxy' tease sequel, Disneyland ride

Next summer the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are taking over theaters and Disneyland. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced Saturday at Comic-Con that a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, Mission Breakout, is in the works.
Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise 'Alien' heroine Ripley

Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise 'Alien' heroine Ripley

Sigourney Weaver apparently isn't finished fighting aliens. The original star of the "Alien" film franchise says she's hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in another sequel.
'Vampire Diaries' to end after 8 seasons

'Vampire Diaries' to end after 8 seasons

The eighth season of "The Vampire Diaries" will be the supernatural series' final entry. The cast and crew of the CW show announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con International that the forthcoming season will be its last.
Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero. Disney and Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Larson will star in "Captain Marvel" as the butt-kicking air force pilot Carol Danvers who gets special powers after an alien encounter.
No surprise sheriff's deputy died helping fellow officers

No surprise sheriff's deputy died helping fellow officers

The Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed last Sunday ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral Saturday.
Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. The Games begin in just over two weeks, but the Athletes Village opens officially on Sunday, meaning 10,500 athletes and another 7,000 staff members will start trickling into the luxurious layout, with the pace picking up daily until the Aug.
Charley Hull, England lead UL International Crown

Charley Hull, England lead UL International Crown

Charley Hull is fresh as a daisy, and England is dreaming big. Hull and surprising England grabbed the lead in the UL International Crown on Saturday, and the United States advanced with a sweep against Japan.
IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people

IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.
Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new footage and a sense of humor.
Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday.
Kyle Busch stays hot at Indy by taking Brickyard 400 pole

Kyle Busch stays hot at Indy by taking Brickyard 400 pole

Kyle Busch pulled off a rare trifecta Saturday. He crashed Tony Stewart's scripted farewell party and pushed Jeff Gordon's comeback bid to the middle of the pack by accomplishing one of his biggest career goals — claiming his first Brickyard 400 pole.
French leader to eye security all summer; Chunnel backs up

French leader to eye security all summer; Chunnel backs up

French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.
Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen.
South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.
4 police hostages released in Armenia; standoff continues

4 police hostages released in Armenia; standoff continues

The gunmen who seized a police station in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and held hostages for nearly a week released all four of their captives Saturday but refused to end their occupation of the building.
Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

Turkey seizes over 2,250 institutions in post-coup crackdown

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security.
'Double Dare' revived at rowdy Comic-Con event

'Double Dare' revived at rowdy Comic-Con event

For one night only, Marc Summers returned to the podium to host "Double Dare." The kids' game show was celebrated Friday night during a raucous invite-only Comic-Con event that revived the super sloppy Nickelodeon series to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said Saturday, with most of the casualties reported from a northern province where villagers complained about lack of warning before a deadly flash flood.

8 Turks who fled to Greece are a diplomatic 'hot potato'

The Turkish military helicopter that landed in the Greek border city of Alexandroupolis just as an attempted coup was being quashed in Turkey has turned into one of the toughest diplomatic challenges to date for Greece's relatively inexperienced government.
Timeline of Munich shooting at a shopping mall

Timeline of Munich shooting at a shopping mall

Here is a timeline of the shooting at a shopping mall in Munich where a gunman, identified as an 18-year-old German-Iranian, killed nine people, most of them teenagers, on Friday evening (all times local).
Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red. Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.
Tight-lipped 'Game of Thrones' cast reflects on last season

Tight-lipped 'Game of Thrones' cast reflects on last season

Jon Snow isn't dead, but he is missing — at least from Comic-Con. The cast of "Game of Thrones" gathered Friday at the annual fan convention, minus a few key figures including Snow actor Kit Harrington, George R.
AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
A look at the AP-Gfk poll on American attitudes about guns

A look at the AP-Gfk poll on American attitudes about guns

A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.
Kerry visits American wounded in Nice attack

Kerry visits American wounded in Nice attack

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is on a private visit to Nice, France where he visited an American citizen recovering from injuries sustained in the July 14 truck attack in the Mediterranean city.

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.
Rare white lion cub born at Texas zoo

Rare white lion cub born at Texas zoo

Zookeepers in Texas got a surprise last week when they realized one of their African lions had given birth to a rare white cub.
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