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Pussy Riot Upstages Putin with Protest that Halts World Cup

Pussy Riot Upstages Putin with Protest that Halts World Cup

NEWS | By James Ellingworth | Jul 15
Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Putin's side, claimed responsibility for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched.

GOP Convention Could Come to Democrat-Friendly Charlotte

GOP Convention Could Come to Democrat-Friendly Charlotte

NEWS | By Tom Foreman Jr. | Jul 15
Charlotte, North Carolina, a Democrat-dominated city whose transgender-friendly bathroom ordinance triggered a statewide political war, is a front-runner to host the 2020 Republican Convention where Trump seeks an anointing to run for a second term.

France Wins 2nd World Cup Title, Beats Croatia 4-2

France Wins 2nd World Cup Title, Beats Croatia 4-2

NEWS | By Graham Dunbar | Jul 15
Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are.

No Doubt: Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 Years

No Doubt: Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 Years

NEWS | By Howard Fendrich | Jul 15
Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too.

'Hotel Transylvania 3' Tops Charts, 'Skyscraper' Stumbles

'Hotel Transylvania 3' Tops Charts, 'Skyscraper' Stumbles

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 15
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust.

Trump Sets Expectations Low for Helsinki Summit with Putin

Trump Sets Expectations Low for Helsinki Summit with Putin

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Jul 15
President Donald Trump says "nothing bad ... maybe some good" will come out of Monday's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bill Seeks to End Use of So-Called 'Gay Panic' Defense

Bill Seeks to End Use of So-Called 'Gay Panic' Defense

NEWS | Jul 15
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy are pushing a bill that would end the use of so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in federal court.

Trump's Remarks About Changing European Culture Draw Ire

Trump's Remarks About Changing European Culture Draw Ire

NEWS | By Jesse J. Holland and Russell Contreras | Jul 15
President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic.

On Deck: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander Expecting Baby

On Deck: Kate Upton, Justin Verlander Expecting Baby

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 15
Supermodel Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child.

Trump Tweets, Hits Links Before High-Stakes Putin Meeting

Trump Tweets, Hits Links Before High-Stakes Putin Meeting

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Renata Brito | Jul 14
Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Putin, President Trump played golf and tweeted from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil.


News

US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

INTERNATIONAL | By Geoff Mulvihill | Jul 14
The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.


Entertainment

Yvette Nicole Brown is Interim Guest Host of 'Walking Dead'

Yvette Nicole Brown is Interim Guest Host of 'Walking Dead'

TELEVISION | Jul 14
Yvette Nicole Brown is filling in for Chris Hardwick as host of "The Walking Dead" and "Talking Dead" while AMC Networks reviews sexual-assault allegations against Hardwick.


Business

Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now A Billion-Dollar Industry

Detaining Immigrant Kids Is Now A Billion-Dollar Industry

LEGAL | By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn | Jul 15
Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually - a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.


Technology

Ancient 'Iceman' Shows Signs of A Well-Balanced Last Meal

Ancient 'Iceman' Shows Signs of A Well-Balanced Last Meal

SCIENCE | By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | Jul 15
Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.


Finance

6 Reasons Good Drivers are Switching to Root

6 Reasons Good Drivers are Switching to Root

NATIONAL | Jul 6
From huge discounts for good driving to a genius app from which you can directly file claims, Root is reinventing how we choose and use car insurance.


Cars

Nissan Recalls About 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags

Nissan Recalls About 105K Cars to Replace Takata Air Bags

AUTO NEWS | Jul 13
Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.


Health/Fitness

Despite Detente, Sanctions on North Korea Fan TB Epidemic

Despite Detente, Sanctions on North Korea Fan TB Epidemic

HEALTH | By Eric Talmadge | Jul 14
Tuberculosis is North Korea's biggest public health problem. With this American-made machine, his lab would be able to complete a TB test in just two hours, instead of two months.


Nightlife

Fire Island Invasion :: July 4, 2018

Fire Island Invasion :: July 4, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 7
July 4th on Fire Island is celebrated annually with a drag queen invasion from Cherry Grove into the Pines after a drag queen was denied entry to a Fire Island Pines restaurant in 1976.