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  • Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents. They are part of…

  • Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney…

  • Yemen pro-government fighters get arms shipments

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday. Military and port…

  • Cycling team blames race organizers for San Sebastian crash

    BMC Racing Team is blaming organizers and the sport’s governing body after cyclist Greg Van Avermaet was taken out by a race motorbike while leading the Clasica San Sebastian, the latest in a string of…

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators…

  • Cake: The new favorite mode for American political debate?

    NEW YORK (AP) — It really should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone’s happy. But sometimes…

  • Iran cuts welfare rolls to ease budget crisis

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday it will stop giving cash handouts to another million of its wealthiest citizens in order to ease a budget crisis caused in part by plunging oil prices and…

  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared…

  • ‘Mission: Impossible’ climbs to No. 1, ‘Vacation’ is a bust

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box…

  • Things to know about Canadian hydropower in US Northeast

    Power produced by hydroelectric generators in Canada have played a part in the U.S. Northeast’s electricity landscape for four decades, and experts say its role will only increase. Some points about current production and proposals…

  • Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally killed lion

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Another American illegally killed a lion with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, authorities said Sunday amid an international outcry over the U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing…

  • China’s Sun wins 3rd straight world title in 400 freestyle

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sun Yang of China has won the first gold medal of pool swimming at the world championships in Russia. The current Olympic champion won the men’s 400-meter freestyle in 3 minutes,…

  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air…

  • Myanmar’s president visits area worst-hit by flooding

    KALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president has visited one of the worst-hit areas of the flood-stricken country, saying that water levels are slowly receding and that he hopes people can soon return to their homes.…

  • Madeira Islands Open Leading Scores

    Sunday At Santo da Serra Golf Club Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands Purse: $659,640 Yardage: 6,826; Par: 72 Final Roope Kakko, Finland 66-71-64-63—264 Scott Henry, Scotland 66-70-65-66—267 Andrew McArthur, Scotland 68-70-69-63—270 Sebastian Soderberg, Sweden 67-74-66-65—272…