July 24th, 2016

World News

Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 11 people

By Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press on July 24th, 2016

BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least eight civilians and three policemen, a police officer ... Read More »

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Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 10 people

By Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press on July 24th, 2016

BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against a security check point in northern Baghdad has killed at least 10 people. A police officer says a bomber on foot detonated his device Sunday morning at one of the entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least eight civilians and two policemen. At ... Read More »

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Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

By John Antczak, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said. The body was discovered outside a home on Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, and detectives are trying to determine whether ... Read More »

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The Latest: Cheers greet Tim Kaine on return to Richmond

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 11:25 p.m. Hundreds of neighbours and other well-wishers greeted Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, when Kaine and his wife returned to their home in Richmond, Virginia, on a hot and humid Saturday night. The Kaines had spent the day campaigning with ... Read More »

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Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise ‘Alien’ heroine Ripley

By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Sigourney Weaver apparently isn’t finished fighting aliens. The original star of the “Alien” film franchise says she’s hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in another sequel. Weaver told the Comic-Con crowd during a Saturday panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi sequel “Aliens” that “District 9” filmmaker ... Read More »

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New artificial reef is sunk off Florida’s Pompano Beach

By Nicole Ashley, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon. “I think it went down just the way that we wanted,” said Dennis MacDonald, the artist of the underwater casino. “It was incredibly beautiful.” The underwater attraction sank ... Read More »

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California wildfires burn near Los Angeles and Big Sur

By John Antczak, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California’s scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to 2,000 homes and a sanctuary for exotic animals that was being evacuated, authorities said. Southern California firefighters toiled in another day of triple-digit heat from a dome ... Read More »

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4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

BASTROP, Texas – Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas. Dawn Adams, spokeswoman for the Bastrop County Sheriff’s office says in addition to the fatalities, one child has been taken to a hospital with minor injuries. She said no details about the suspect or a motive ... Read More »

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The Latest: Sanders delegates assured they won’t miss votes

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 7:30 p.m. The Bernie Sanders campaign is assuring its delegates they will not miss votes if they attend a private meeting with him before the start of the Democratic National Convention. A text message Saturday to Sanders’ 1,900 delegates says they should “not ... Read More »

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Title of new ‘Trek’ series revealed: ‘Star Trek Discovery’

By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

SAN DIEGO – The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will be called “Star Trek Discovery.” The title and footage of the starship Discovery were teased at the end of a Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con International featuring actors from every previous “Trek” series. “Discovery” executive producer Bryan Fuller said the show coming ... Read More »

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Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

KETCHIKAN, Alaska – An Alaska woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long travelling wake and used ice from local canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. Ketchikan Police ... Read More »

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