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July 26, 2016 - 11:11am
7 hours 5 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

Festival CEO and Director Piers Handling and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey announced the star-studded lineup of galas and special presentations Tuesday. The festival will include premieres of Denis Villeneuve's "Arrival," with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, and Peter...

July 26, 2016 - 11:09am
5 min 4 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Protesters are chanting "... the DNC has got to go!" as Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.

Groups of Bernie Sanders supporters and other protesters watching large screens in a park near the Democratic convention site in...

July 26, 2016 - 11:05am
7 hours 5 min ago

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July 26, 2016 - 11:04am
6 hours 15 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — The downtown Miami Police Department headquarters was evacuated because of a suspicious package that investigators quickly found contained no explosives.

The all-clear was given Tuesday less than two hours after the package was spotted outside the building about 10 a.m.

The department tweeted out images of bomb squad members handling the situation and a video of a controlled explosion that officers used to neutralize the package....

July 26, 2016 - 10:54am
7 hours 5 min ago

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who told police his infant daughter was injured falling out of her baby swing has been charged with killing her.

Twenty-three-year-old Deven Kohr, of New Cumberland, faces criminal homicide and other charges in the girl's death. The charges were filed Saturday.

Police say emergency crews were called to the home May 14 when the 6-month-old girl went into cardiac arrest. Doctors later determined that the...

July 26, 2016 - 10:47am
7 hours 15 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the charge of tampering with government records against 27-year-old David Daleiden and 63-year-old Sandra Merritt upon the request of the Harris County prosecutor's office.

The pair's attorneys had pushed to...

July 26, 2016 - 10:30am
1 hour 55 min ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.

If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in Wednesday night's drawing, it will be the game's first jackpot winner since May 7.

A jackpot winner could opt for a $422 million annuity paid out over 29 years or a $291 million lump sum. The prize would rank as the nation's 11th largest.

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July 26, 2016 - 10:25am
8 hours 15 min ago

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast near Beaufort.

A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts that operated during the 21-year history of the early settlement of Santa Elena, has been found on Parris Island.

University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter and Victor Thompson of the Center for...

July 26, 2016 - 10:22am
8 hours 35 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit more wary about the future.

The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index was essentially unchanged in July, dipping to 97.3 from a revised 97.4 in June. The business group's index includes consumers' assessment of the economy now and what they expect over the next six months. Their view of today's economy rose to the highest level since September, but...

July 26, 2016 - 10:21am
8 hours 35 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the world is facing a "revolution" of the cyber threat and is issuing a response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.

White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco says Russia and China are developing more assertive and sophisticated cyber capabilities. She says Iran has attacked U.S. banks and North Korea has shown it will attack both nations and companies.

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