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Questions remain about killing of San Diego policeman

San Diego Police heavily armed police officers surround a house about a half-mile away, urging a man inside to surrender in San Diego Friday, July 29, 2016. One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, Friday night. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded the home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego police were trying to determine whether a shooting that killed a veteran officer and wounded another was a deliberate attack.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:11:03 -0400
Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pa., Friday, July 29, 2016. Clinton and Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. begin a three day bus tour through the rust belt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Giddy if exhausted, Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. The celebratory mood quickly ...

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:16:47 -0400
China's Fosun to 'acquire' Brazil investment firm

Fosun, which has interests ranging from property to mining, says it will buy a controlling share of privately-owned Rio Bravo InvestimentosChina's Fosun on Saturday signed an agreement to acquire Brazil-based investment management firm Rio Bravo, according to a statement, just a day after the Chinese conglomerate announced another massive overseas deal. Fosun, which has interests ranging from property to mining, said it will buy the controlling share of privately-owned Rio Bravo Investimentos, but did not give a value for the deal. Fosun did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:50:57 -0400
Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Krakow

Pope Francis, center, attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) with youths participating in World Youth Days, in Blonie Park, Krakow, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)KRAKOW, Poland (AP) Pope Francis has prayed at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki as he begins a day of religious ceremonies during a visit to Poland.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:47:08 -0400
China General Nuclear says respects Britain's decision to review Hinkley project

File photo of a sign marking the borders of the site where EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be constructed in BridgwaterChina General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) on Saturday said it respects the decision of the new British government to review a nuclear power project in which it would hold a major stake, according to a statement on the company's official microblog. "We understand, given the importance of the Hinkley Point C programme to England's future energy security, that the new British Government has expressed a need for time to familiarize itself with the programme. CGN understands and respects this," the company said.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:27:14 -0400
Christians and Muslims to mourn murdered French priest

Candles are lit under the photo of murdered Catholic priest Jacques Hamel at the Sainte-Therese church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, FranceFather Jacques Hamel had his throat slit on the altar by IS-inspired attackers who stormed his church in a Normandy town during mass Tuesday. Prayers were also planned at the Eglise Saint-Etienne where the killing took place, the latest in a nation shaken by three major extremist attacks in the last 18 months. French authorities on Friday filed the first charges tied to the attack against a 19-year-old man accused of "criminal conspiracy with terrorists" over a mobile phone video that police discovered at his home, a judicial source said.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:21:09 -0400
Blanket weightlifter ban new blow for Russia

The International Weightlifting Federation has banned all eight Russian contenders -- five men, including Artem Okulov shown here, and three women -- entered for RioA ban on all Russian weightlifters dealt a new blow to the country ahead of an International Olympic Committee meeting Saturday that will be dominated by multiple doping scandals. New criticism of the athletes' village in Rio added to the dark clouds hanging over the Games which start in one week. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) banned all eight Russian contenders -- five men and three women -- entered for Rio.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:56:29 -0400
Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states

This March 15, 2016, file photo shows Eric Gandah walking past a NC Voter ID sign as he enters a precinct to cast his ballot in Greensboro, N.C. A federal appeals court on Friday, July, 29, 2016, blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:28:20 -0400
2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed

Chicago police investigate a police-involved fatal shooting in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday, July 29, 2016. Chicago police say they shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was in a stolen Jaguar that sideswiped a squad car and hit a parked car, injuring some officers, Thursday evening. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:26:26 -0400
US routs Venezuela in Olympic basketball tune-up

Carmelo Anthony of the United States grabs a rebound over Miguel Ruiz of Venezuela during their pre-Olympic exhibition game in Chicago, IllinoisKyrie Irving scored 13 points as the US basketball team improved to 4-0 in their run up to the Rio Olympics with an 80-45 exhibition win over Venezuela. Klay Thompson also scored 13 points for the Americans, who cruised to victory despite shooting 42.4 percent, below the 49.8 percent averaged over their first three tune-up games. Team US also committed 13 turnovers in the game in front of a crowd of 20,578 at the United Center in Chicago.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:15:22 -0400
Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, and Dwyane Wade hold a uniform during a news conference Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chicago. Wade who played at Miami Heat for 13 years, joined his hometown team for a two-year contract worth about $47 million. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)CHICAGO (AP) When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:52:24 -0400
Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

Hillary Clinton followed her historic acceptance as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before a tour of Pennsylvania and OhioHillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. Clinton followed her historic acceptance speech on Thursday as the first woman presidential nominee for a major party with a rally in Philadelphia before embarking on a bus tour of Rust Belt states Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Colorado, a key western state, her Republican opponent promised "no more Mr Nice Guy." He trashed Clinton's speech as "average," called her a liar and promised to end the migration of Syrian refugees.

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:27:43 -0400
For Rio's sports-mad population, it's Olympics every day

Winter or summer residents of Rio de Janeiro take part in sports, part of the easygoing Carioca way, but also because of a love of living outdoors, where the beach becomes an extension of the living roomRio de Janeiro's residents, or Cariocas, don't need the Olympics to prove their city is the center of the sporting world -- they know that the second they step outside. What's different here is that Cariocas also rise for rowing, paddleboarding, group swimming in the Atlantic, climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain, surfing, skateboarding, football, volleyball -- the list goes on.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:57:34 -0400
France church attackers 'smiled' and spoke of Koran

Muslims put flowers and hold a minute of silence in front of the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, western France, where French priest Jacques Hamel was killedThe two nuns who were in the church when Father Jacques Hamel was killed, his throat slit on the altar, said the men appeared aggressive and nervous during the attack at the Eglise Saint-Etienne in Normandy on July 26. Then, one of the attackers seemed pleased. Not a smile of triumph, but a soft smile, that of someone who is happy," nun Sister Huguette Peron told Catholic newspaper La Vie on Friday.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:37:02 -0400
2 Chicago officers in deadly shooting relieved of powers

Chicago police investigate a police-involved fatal shooting in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday, July 29, 2016. Chicago police say they shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was in a stolen Jaguar that sideswiped a squad car and hit a parked car, injuring some officers, Thursday evening. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Friday relieved two officers of their police powers following a police-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:35:33 -0400
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