California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:35:00 -0400
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.
Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:32:48 -0400
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago, has died of cancer.
The Latest: Hillary Clinton nominated, set to make history
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:30:42 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):
Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:28:39 -0400
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside.
Democrats begin process of nominating Clinton in historic moment
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:28:31 -0400
By John Whitesides and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrats began the formal process of nominating their White House candidate on Tuesday in a vote that will end with Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman presidential nominee of a major party in U.S. history. Delegates chanted "Hillary, Hillary," as U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski put Clinton's name forward at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia for a state-by-state roll call.
Clinton steps into history as 1st woman White House nominee
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:28:07 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump.
Aussies moving into Rio Olympic village _ a few days late
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:26:52 -0400
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two days after describing the housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as "dangerous," Australian athletes and staff started moving into the massive athletes' village compound on Tuesday.
Twitter dives after update disappoints
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:26:30 -0400
Twitter shares took a fresh hit Tuesday after its quarter update showing more losses, and sluggish growth in revenues and the user base of the social media platform. Shares were down nine percent in after-hours trade after the report, which showed Twitter's loss narrowed to $107 million in the second quarter from $136 million a year earlier. A Twitter co-founder, Dorsey returned to the CEO job last year in a bid to boost growth and user engagement, with its shares slumping on concerns that it is failing to keep pace in the fast-growing world of social media.
Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:25:11 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire has retired from the NBA after signing his final contract with the New York Knicks.
Environmentalists take aim at TransCanada pipeline project
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:24:01 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline; this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana.