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Sagamihara, Japan • At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generation...

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  • In this July 22, 2016, photo, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke talks to the media at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge, La. And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party’s highest-profile quadrennial gathering. Donald Trump has publicly disavowed the white supremacist movement when pressed by journalists. Seizing on the energy, Duke on Friday announced a bid for the Senate.  (AP Photo/Max Becherer) Trump convention message cheers white supremacists
    Cleveland • 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 sp...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo, DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami. On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party’s convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia
    Washington • The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Was this ancient organism the first life on Earth, or just the luckiest?
    It was Charles Darwin who first guessed at the mysterious creature that gave rise to all life as we know it. “Probably all the organic beings which ha...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • A firefighter battles a wildfire near Placenta Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, Calif., Sunday, July 24, 2016. Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Destructive California wildfire drives thousands from homes
    Santa Clarita, Calif. • A firefighting army converged Monday on a dangerous wildfire burning in the mountainous northern fringe of metropolitan Los An...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share


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  • German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed
    Berlin • Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of w...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • GERMANY OUT - FILE -  In this Sunday, July 24, 2016 file screen grab taken from video, police arrest a man after a woman was killed with a machete, in Reutilingen, Germany, . Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. Anxiety over Germany’s ability to cope with last year’s flood of more than 1 million registered asylum seekers first surged following a series of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne during New Year celebrations. (NONSTOP NEWS via AP, FILE) Syrian pledges allegiance to Islamic State, blows himself up
    Ansbach, Germany • A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and vowed the nation’s peo...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 07:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, July 7, 2016, photo, Declan Hartman, 4, clambers on a climbing toy as he wears a gender-neutral T-shirt designed by his mother, and his favorite pink shoes, in Seattle. Courtney Hartman owns Jessy & Jack, a collection of unisex T-shirts, and Free to Be Kids, where a shirt with the slogan, “I’m a Cat Guy” comes in blue, gray and yellow. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) AP PHOTOS: Avoiding gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing
    New York • The options for gender-neutral children’s clothing are still limited, but growing. Some big retailers like Lands’ End and Zara are making s...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Yes, of course Donald Trump can win
    As the Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia on Monday, conventional wisdom is hardening behind this idea: Hillary Clinton is going to...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Protesters yell as DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., arrives for a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ’Shame!’ Dems’ division roils party on Day 1 of convention
    Philadelphia • Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of “shame!” on Monday as the party tried to r...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • More than half of adults misuse medications, study finds
    More than half of adults and 44 percent of children who were drug-tested by a national clinical laboratory last year misused their prescription medica...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 11:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Georgia court says ‘upskirting’ is legal when it happens in public
    Atlanta • A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman’s skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court says he ...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:05 am   |     |   Share
  • A mouth full of crickets? Lobbyists speak up for edible insects
    At the Oyamel Cocina Mexicana in Washington, metal butterfly mobiles hang from the ceiling and bugs are on the menu. The chapulines tacos are jammed w...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 11:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Clinton campaign says Russia behind document leak
    A top official with Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused the Russian government Sunday of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 09:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 7, 2013, file photo, the Verizon studio booth at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports sourcing unnamed sources. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday, July 25, 2016, before markets open. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) Reports: Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion
    New York • Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unname...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In a Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party’s convention. Her resignation follows the leak of some 19,000 emails, presumably stolen by hackers and posted to the website Wikileaks, that suggest the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) Embarrassing email leak forces Democratic chairwoman to resign
    Philadelphia • The Democratic National Committee chairwoman resigned under fire Sunday, on the eve of a national convention meant to project competenc...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Pope Francis walks with a group of refugees he invited to join him on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.  Pope Francis begins a five-day visit to Poland on upcoming Wednesday July 27, 2016, and hopes to inspire aid to homeless strangers and acts of mercy for refugees during his visit, although Poland has closed its borders to refugees. (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci, FILE) Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope’s visit
    Vatican City • Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis’ vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those se...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Demonstrators carry a sign around Dillworth Park as two youngsters play in the fountain on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets
    Philadelphia • Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major pr...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, National Park Service guide Terry Papavasilis talks with visitors about the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Democrats are set to begin their convention Monday, July 25, 2016 in a city that symbolizes both the nation’s promise and its shortcomings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality
    Philadelphia • When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as she speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t, Clinton says
    Miami • Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — “everything...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks in Albany, N.Y. Sanders plans to meet with 1,900 of his delegates right before the start of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, part of a series of meetings aimed at providing direction to his undecided supporters after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders
    WASHINGTON • A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s conv...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Poll finds support growing in U.S. 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 ar...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) With digital data destined to disappear, Scientists work toward storing information in DNA
    NEW YORK • Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic” — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high schoo...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police officer holds a gun near the Olympia shopping centre after a shooting was reported there in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Several people have been reported to be killed. (Lukas Schulze/dpa via AP) Police: Munich shooter obsessed with mass shootings
    Munich • The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teen who avidly read books and articles about mass k...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 09:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Afghans help an injured man at a hospital after an explosion struck a protest march, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Witnesses in Kabul say that an explosion struck the protest march by members of Afghanistan’s largely Shiite Hazara ethnic minority group, demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Islamic State says it’s behind Kabul bombing
    Kabul, Afghanistan • The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Saturday on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital that kill...
    Updated Jul 23 2016 09:04 pm   |     |   Share
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