19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home
At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said. A fire department spokesman said that another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack which ranks as one of the worst mass killings in Japan's postwar history. Kyodo news agency identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had been arrested.
07/25/2016 - 10:19 PM
LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2
A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:
07/25/2016 - 10:12 PM
Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
07/25/2016 - 10:09 PM
Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Alaska road
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.
07/25/2016 - 10:08 PM
The Latest: Fire crews make gains in massive blaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
07/25/2016 - 10:06 PM
US Army special forces accepts first female candidates
Two women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the US Army's special forces, the military said Monday. "They are the first two women who have been selected for special forces assessment" following the elimination of the ban on women in combat roles, said Major Melody Faulkenberry, a spokeswoman for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. President Barack Obama's administration decided in 2013 that all combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the infantry and special operations forces.
07/25/2016 - 10:02 PM
Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.
07/25/2016 - 10:01 PM
NBA legend Michael Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence
Basketball icon Michael Jordan, long reluctant to speak out on social issues, has condemned violence fueling rising racial tension in America and pledged $2 million toward efforts to build trust. "I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," Jordan said in a letter released via theundefeated.com, a website backed by ESPN. It was a watershed moment for a superstar who throughout his playing career, in which he led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships between 1991 and 1998, was criticized for his hesitance to wade in on politics.
07/25/2016 - 09:57 PM
AP source: Lue, Cavs agree to multiyear contract extension
CLEVELAND (AP) — Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue's getting another reward for an NBA title.
07/25/2016 - 09:57 PM
Disunity rules as Democratic convention gets underway
The Democratic convention opened to chaotic scenes Monday, as rival supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded boos, jeers and taunts in a very public show of party disunity. As shock polls showed Republican Donald Trump leading the race for the White House, Democrats gathering in Philadelphia to make Clinton the first woman presidential nominee from a major party were in disarray. Diehard supporters of Sanders booed when a pastor leading the invocation prayer mentioned Clinton's name, setting the stage for each successive mention to spark a raucous chorus of outbursts.
07/25/2016 - 09:52 PM
Fox News ousts 2 more executives
NEW YORK (AP) — Four days after the ouster of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief, two more executives at the network have been axed.
07/25/2016 - 09:51 PM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
07/25/2016 - 09:47 PM
Japan official says 19 in 'cardiac arrest' after knife attack
Nineteen people are "in a state of cardiac arrest" after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, a prefectural official said on Tuesday. Japanese officials often describe people as being in cardiac arrest before they are officially declared as dead. Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo, have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility, he said.
07/25/2016 - 09:37 PM
California fire burns buildings as residents balk at leaving
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors.
07/25/2016 - 09:36 PM
Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip
Solar Impulse 2 landed Tuesday in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. The plane touched down at 04:05 (0005 GMT) in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on March 9 last year. Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard was in the cockpit during the 2,763 kilometre (1,716 mile) flight from Cairo, crossing the Red Sea, the vast Saudi desert and flying over the Gulf.
07/25/2016 - 09:31 PM
China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines
China's foreign minister has asked the U.S. secretary of state John Kerry to support the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned.
07/25/2016 - 09:26 PM
Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.
07/25/2016 - 09:18 PM
Amazon gets permission from UK to explore drone deliveries
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The world's biggest online retailer, which has laid out plans to start using drones for deliveries by 2017, said a cross-government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority had provided it with the permissions necessary to explore the process. Amazon unveiled a video last year showcasing how an unmanned drone could deliver packages, narrated by former Top Gear TV host Jeremy Clarkson.
07/25/2016 - 09:15 PM
Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.
07/25/2016 - 09:12 PM
Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return.
07/25/2016 - 09:10 PM
Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 billion in digital ad push
By Malathi Nayak and Deborah M. Todd NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. Verizon will combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools with its AOL unit, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Verizon has been looking to mobile video and advertising for new sources of revenue outside the oversaturated wireless market.
07/25/2016 - 09:09 PM
Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.
07/25/2016 - 09:08 PM
Canal found under Maya pyramid: Gateway to afterlife?
Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld. The hydraulic system was found under the Temple of the Inscriptions, which houses the seventh-century tomb of Pakal "The Great" in Palenque, the ancient Maya city in southern Chiapas state, the National Anthropology and History Institute announced Monday. "The presence of these canals is very important and very significant," said Arnoldo Gonzalez, the directory of archeology in Palenque.
07/25/2016 - 09:06 PM
Sturgeon preparing for independence to keep post-Brexit options open
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she would start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain in order to keep the option of independence available following the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Although Britain voted to end its EU membership at the referendum, Scottish voters overwhelmingly backed remaining inside the bloc, reigniting the debate over Scotland's future as a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. Sturgeon renewed her position that a fresh independence bid, only two years after the country voted against it, should remain an option, depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the bloc and how well they worked for Scotland.
07/25/2016 - 08:59 PM
White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are going to put Chris Sale right back on the mound after his suspension ends.
07/25/2016 - 08:56 PM
Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years
NEW YORK (AP) — A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday by a Manhattan judge who called the scope of his crimes "staggering."
07/25/2016 - 08:54 PM
Strong storms roll through Philadelphia during convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena.
07/25/2016 - 08:52 PM
Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech
DENVER (AP) — A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.
07/25/2016 - 08:48 PM
Sanders backers revolt on raucous opening day at Democratic convention
By John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Supporters of Bernie Sanders disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention on Monday, repeatedly chanting and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton's name as the party's hopes for a show of unity dissolved into frequent chaos. Speakers in the convention's first hours struggled to carry out business as angry Sanders supporters roared their disapproval, drawing a deafening response from Clinton delegates. "We're all Democrats and we need to act like it," U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the convention's chairwoman, shouted over the uproar.
07/25/2016 - 08:43 PM
The Latest: 41 get medical help on convention's 1st day
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on protests on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):
07/25/2016 - 08:34 PM
Top California official's essay, posts lack citations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month lack citations to their original sources.
07/25/2016 - 08:31 PM
Report: 'Brexit' move raises risks to US financial stability
WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say.
07/25/2016 - 08:28 PM
VIEWER'S GUIDE: Tuesday's roll call says it all
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright.
07/25/2016 - 08:25 PM
Email leak may hurt Democratic party chair's re-election bid
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An email leak that led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz could plague her bid for re-election to Congress, after a challenger said on Monday he would file a complaint alleging she had broken election rules. Political newcomer Tim Canova, who is challenging Wasserman Schultz in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary for her House of Representatives seat representing Florida's 23rd Congressional District, said he would file the complaint against her with the U.S. Federal Election Commission. Wasserman Schultz said on Sunday she would be stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after Wikileaks released more than 19,000 emails showing Democratic officials had worked to undermine U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in his presidential primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
07/25/2016 - 08:20 PM
Activists protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting
PHOENIX (AP) — A small group in Arizona on Monday protested a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors.
07/25/2016 - 08:08 PM
Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.
07/25/2016 - 07:52 PM
Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles
By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. The so-called Soberanes Fire, burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, threatened 1,650 structures by Monday afternoon and was only 5 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. Near Los Angeles, a beefed-up force of nearly 3,000 firefighters battled to outflank the blaze there, which has charred at least 50 square miles (130 square km) on the rugged northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.
07/25/2016 - 07:52 PM
Rangers' Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career could be jeopardy as well.
07/25/2016 - 07:51 PM
Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers
SEATTLE (AP) — A jury on Monday found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred to a different precinct amid a dispute about overtime pay.
07/25/2016 - 07:42 PM
WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.
07/25/2016 - 07:33 PM
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