After shooting rampage at Munich mall, 9 bodies found, several wounded

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A shooting at Munich’s Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall has left at least nine people dead,...


The Latest: Cycling backs IOC ruling not to ban all Russians

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia’s participation at the Rio Games (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The head of cycling’s ruling body, Brian Cookson, welcomed the IOC’s decision to reject a blanket ban on the Russian team. Speaking with Sky TV, Cookson said the UCI...


Quotebox: Reaction to Olympic ruling not to ban Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has opted against imposing a blanket ban on the Russian team for next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting after World Anti-Doping Agency reports alleged widespread doping and state-backed cover-ups of failed drug tests by Russians, the IOC...


The Latest: Heat wave not deterring marchers ahead of DNC

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The sweltering heat isn’t keeping protesters away from demonstrations in downtown Philadelphia. The first major marches of the convention started at City...


Clinton doubles down on national security with Tim Kaine pick

(c) 2016, Foreign Policy. A Democratic presidential nominee with a résumé rich in foreign policy has just chosen a running mate with a résumé rich in foreign policy. Hillary Clinton’s choice, first-term Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, serves on the Senate’s Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees...


A midnight airstrike killed a 2-day-old infant in Aleppo's Children's Hospital

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Even a 2-day-old baby in a pediatric hospital is not safe in Aleppo. A relative calm in the northern Syrian city on Saturday night was shattered by airstrikes that targeted hospitals. Government forces have been bombarding the city lately, and their helicopters...


Hemingway (no relation) wins look-alike contest in Key West

Hemingway Days

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Dave Hemingway — a 65-year old from Macon, North Carolina who is no relation to the famed literary figure — won the contest Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar. It is the highlight event of the...


Leaked emails aside, the DNC has been a long-standing problem

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PHILADELPHIA - It has been an open secret for some time that one of the weakest elements of the extended Democratic Party family under President Barack Obama has been the Democratic National Committee. It has been a neglected institution that has become a public...


Thousands hit Philadelphia's steamy streets to protest DNC

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a heat wave. Throngs of clean energy activists jammed a major...

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'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59.6M at weekend box office

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Trek Beyond” has landed atop the weekend box office. Paramount’s latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in North American ticket sales, knocking Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” from the No. 1 spot, according to studio estimates Sunday....


Complex jobs and social ties appear to help ward off Alzheimer's, new research

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Work that involves complex thinking and interaction with other people seems to help protect against the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research presented Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in Toronto. Two studies looked at how...

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