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Hacked emails complicate Democratic National Convention
PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton hopes her gathering in Philadelphia will show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. But to do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Ber...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs
WASHINGTON — Five years ago, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was put in charge of the Democratic National Committee to usher in a new era for the party. Now, Wasserman Schultz is on the outs after an email scandal is rocking the party on the eve of its convention. It’s a stunning fall for the tough-ta...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nepal’s prime minister resigns after losing majority support
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s 9-month-old government had lost its major...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
No ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea despite rounds of talks
VIENTIANE, Laos — Southeast Asia’s main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus Sunday on how to counter China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate despite three rounds of formal and informal talks. The foreign ministers of the 10 countri...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady’s nephews confess drug deal
CARACAS, Venezuela — Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The court filings Friday by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has sounded...
By Joshua Goodman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year
MUNICH — The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic attacks set off by contacts with other people, investigators said Sunday, adding that he had planned...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group. Funerals were due to begin quietly in western Kabul as families colle...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan — After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afgh...
By Lynne O’Donnell The Associated Press FULL STORY
Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults
NEW YORK — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality
JACKSON, Miss. — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today’s national debates about police violence. The March Against Fear in the summer o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Heat wave showing no signs of slowing down
PHILADELPHIA — The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush
BATON ROUGE, La. — 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. Just days before he was shot and killed, Jackson posted an emotional Facebook...
Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months
CONCORD, N.H. — At Lavoie’s Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven’t broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted. The drought that has taken hold in the Northeast is especially felt at John Lavoie’s farm in Hollis, presenting him with some tough choices. Irrig...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait. They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Like a freight train’: California wildfire guts 18 homes
LOS ANGELES — Flames raced down a steep hillside “like a freight train,” leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. Planes and more than a doze...
By Christopher Weber The Associated Press FULL STORY

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