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Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia underway following a delay of more than an hour

Jul. 14, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia got underway after a delay of more than an hour on Sunday evening because of crowd issues, including fans breaching security gates. Hours before kickoff, fans got past the gates at Hard Rock Stadium in...

Trump injured but 'fine' after attempted assassination at rally, shooter and one attendee are dead

Jul. 14, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was the target of an apparent assassination attempt Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, days before he was to accept the Republican nomination for a third time. A barrage of gunfire set off panic, and a bloodied Trump, who said he was shot in the...

Today in History: July 14, the storming of the Bastille

Jul. 14, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 196th day of 2024. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and...

This year's RNC speakers include VP hopefuls, GOP lawmakers and UFC's CEO — but not Melania Trump

Jul. 13, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Melania Trump will attend the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next week, making a rare political appearance. But unlike in years past, she is not expected to address the gathering where her husband, former President Donald Trump, will formally accept...

Copa America final adds to long list of major events at Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium

Jul. 13, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

This weekend, Lionel Messi will play before a sellout crowd at Hard Rock Stadium. A few months ago, Max Verstappen, Coco Gauff and Carlos Alcaraz competed there. In a few months, Taylor Swift arrives for a series of shows. Say this for the home of the Miami Dolphins: There's a lot...

Today in History: July 13, Live Aid concerts

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 13, the 195th day of 2024. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1985, the “Live Aid” benefit rock concerts were held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia,...

375-pound loggerhead sea turtle returns to Atlantic Ocean after 3 months of rehab in Florida

Jul. 12, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 375-pound (170-kilogram) sea turtle has been released back into the Atlantic Ocean after three months of rehabilitation in Florida. Officials with the Brevard Zoo released a male loggerhead named Bubba Wednesday afternoon in Cocoa Beach. ...

Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

SpaceX rocket accident leaves company's Starlink satellites in wrong orbit

Jul. 12, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket has failed for the first time in nearly a decade, leaving the company’s internet satellites in an orbit so low that they're doomed to fall through the atmosphere and burn up. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Thursday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Michigan bill does not prohibit...