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The Latest: Obama: Trump lacks "basic knowledge" about world
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent....

Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat off Alaska islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....

Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur....

Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of discussions about police use of force and race....

Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released Wednesday....

As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again....

Florida dad kills baby, shoots son before killing himself
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road....

Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish
SEATTLE (AP) -- University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish....

Nightclub shooting latest for city seeing rise in violence
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside....

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