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July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
2 days 16 hours ago

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January.

You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs. She's running in Florida's 2nd District to become the first Indian-American woman in Congress. It's no easy task....

July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
2 days 16 hours ago

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January.

You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs. She's running in Florida's 2nd District to become the first Indian-American woman in Congress. It's no easy task....

July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
3 days 10 hours ago

Women comprise half of the U.S. population, yet they are underrepresented at various levels of elected office. Here is a closer look at how states compare when it comes to women in elected office:

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STATES WITH THE MOST FEMALE STATE LAWMAKERS, 2016:

— COLORADO, 42 percent.

— VERMONT, 41 percent.

— ARIZONA, 38 percent.

— WASHINGTON, 34 percent.

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July 24, 2016 - 3:09am
14 min 7 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

Just days before he was shot and killed, Jackson posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man.

All 1,500...

July 24, 2016 - 12:37am
14 min 7 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hot and humid weather has settled over Philadelphia as delegates begin arriving for the Democratic National Convention.

Officials are warning residents and visitors to take precautions.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Monday, the first day of the convention. Meteorologists warn the heat index would be in the 100s, the heat wave's peak day. Temperatures will still be in the 90s most of the...

July 23, 2016 - 11:58pm
14 min 7 sec ago

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A guide who was leading tourists down Grand Teton mountain has died.

The Exum Mountain Guide company says Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group down from a successful ascent of Grand Teton National Park's highest peak when he fell at 10:30 a.m. Saturday about 2,400 feet from the top of the Owen-Spalding rappel into Valhalla Canyon near the Black Ice Couloir, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2a6LCQc.)

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July 23, 2016 - 11:45pm
14 min 7 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Next summer the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are taking over theaters and Disneyland.

Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced Saturday at Comic-Con that a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, Mission Breakout, is in the works. It will take over what is currently the Tower of Terror at Disneyland starting next summer in conjunction with the release of the sequel.

Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista attended the annual fan...

July 23, 2016 - 11:00pm
2 hours 4 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sigourney Weaver apparently isn't finished fighting aliens.

The original star of the "Alien" film franchise says she's hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in another sequel.

Weaver told the Comic-Con crowd during a Saturday panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi sequel "Aliens" that "District 9" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp pitched her an idea for another installment when they were...

July 23, 2016 - 10:21pm
2 hours 4 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.

Disney and Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Larson will star in "Captain Marvel" as the butt-kicking air force pilot Carol Danvers who gets special powers after an alien encounter.

"Captain Marvel" will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to center on a female character. The film is scheduled for release in March of 2019....

July 23, 2016 - 10:16pm
14 min 7 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at "Spider-Man: Homecoming," ''Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

"We only want to come when we have a lot of stuff to show you," Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said. Feige didn't disappoint the 6,500 person crowd inside the convention hall with the nearly two-hour presentation...

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