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  • APNewsBreak: Officials puzzled over Yosemite jumpers’ deaths

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to…

  • Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in…

  • Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation;…

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the…

  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. For more than two…

  • Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina. Bush…

  • BMW Q2 earnings slip on costs for new models

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW AG saw net profit slip 1 percent in the second quarter amid higher launch costs for new vehicles as key models approach the end of their life…

  • ‘Exorcist’ wraps outdoor Georgetown movie series

    WASHINGTON — It’s often called the Scariest Movie of All Time. Now, you can watch “The Exorcist” outdoors in the very D.C. neighborhood where it was filmed, as part of the first ever Sunset Cinema series at Georgetown Waterfront…

  • Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet

    BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet. The baby girl was in stable condition at a hospital in the Chinese capital, and authorities…

  • Toyota’s quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales. Toyota Motor Corp. had a fiscal first quarter profit of…

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ vote on the international accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in…

  • Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said. The seven other residents of the…

  • Kluber gives up early lead, Indians beaten by Angels

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Staked to a three-run lead before he ever threw a pitch, Corey Kluber couldn’t hold it. The Los Angeles Angels rallied to break a six-game losing streak, beating Kluber and the…

  • South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people. Last week,…

  • Quotations in the News

    “We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and we’re the last generation that can do something about it. We only get one planet. There’s no Plan B.” — President Barack Obama,…