- IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 80, wounds 231
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said.
- Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings
MUNICH (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding more than two dozen others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, German authorities said Saturday.
- The Latest: Behind Kaine's smile is 'backbone of steel'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
- AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Clinton and Kaine debut as Democratic ticket in Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.
- Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion.
- Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders
WASHINGTON (AP) — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural Massachusetts, a young father has launched a Facebook group called "White Men for Black Lives."
- Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults
NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.
- Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY
STAR LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.
- Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio
LONDON (AP) — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.
- IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples
LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday.
- Closing in on 3,000 hits, Suzuki is on the upswing at age 42
MIAMI (AP) — Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn't inclined to stop there. He's 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50.
- US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition
LAS VEGAS (AP) — New team. Same old result.
- Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67.