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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1967, five days of deadly rioting erupted in Detroit as an early morning police raid on a “blind pig” (an unlicensed bar) at the intersection of 12th […]
  • Evan Rachel Wood speaks at the "Westworld" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Lifestyle

    ‘Westworld’ cast talks existentialism, robots at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actress Evan Rachel Wood says working on “Westworld” changed her life. She says the series about a futuristic park manned by robot hosts where humans can live out their fantasies has inspired existential questions about her own life. She also says the powerful character she plays has empowered her off-screen as […]
  • Ryan Copple of Los Angeles sits in the shade as he struggles to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. Copple came to Chicago from Los Angeles just for the event. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP) Lifestyle

    Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry

    CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to issue a statement saying everyone who registered for […]
  • Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a panel for "MARCH" on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP) Lifestyle

    Civil rights icon leads march through California Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion about his trilogy of graphic novels, “March.” Some chanted “No justice, no peace” as the group wound its […]
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    $53M to go to US national park maintenance, infrastructure

    ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks. Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. With him was Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. The funding would go to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior […]
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    Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement […]
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    Man indicted in scheme to sell paintings from art heist

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston federal jury has indicted a West Virginia man on charges he tried to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history. Prosecutors allege that 47-year-old Todd Desper, of Beckley, West Virginia, solicited buyers on Craigslist for two […]
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    Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. George Gund III, who died in 2013 from stomach cancer, donated 55 pieces of Japanese and Korean art to the Cleveland museum. A portion […]
  • FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Repeal and replace “Obamacare.” Just repeal. Or let it fail _ maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Lifestyle

    Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Repeal and replace “Obamacare.” Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care. Democrats say Trump’s confusing signals are part of a strategy to destabilize the Affordable Care Act, […]
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    MSF says opening clinic is first step to new trauma hospital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Geneva-based international health organization Medicins Sans Frontieres — also known as Doctors Without Borders — says it has opened an outpatient clinic in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. The announcement comes nearly two years after U.S. airstrikes devastated a trauma hospital the group operated in Kunduz, killing 42 […]