• Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Colleges across the U.S. are debating whether it's safe to let students and faculty study in areas of conflict. Some scholars and students are drawn to conflict zones as subjects of study, including a Tufts University professor who's leading a conference on civics...

  • Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again, 4-2

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford is hearing about his home run distances approaching Barry Bonds territory. He just chuckles. Crawford hit a two-run homer an estimated 424 feet to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the...

  • IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according...

  • Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said. The amount of THC, one of the active...

  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect...

  • Police: Body believed to be missing California girl found

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter and a 15-year-old boy has been detained in the case, police said. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin...

  • Prison employee accused of helping 2 killers escape in court

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York prison employee accused of helping two murderers break out by smuggling in tools is due in court. Joyce Mitchell, who was a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on...

  • China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rebounds

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai stocks were volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other Asian markets also flitted between gains and losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index wavered, falling 3.8 percent in early trading and then recovering. It...

  • Reds miss big chance, Wong's slam sends Cardinals to 4-1 win

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds had Lance Lynn in trouble early, loading the bases with nobody out in the third inning and their cleanup man due up. They settled for Jay Bruce's sacrifice fly and it came back to bite them. The Reds stranded two runners on two other occasions, and...

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 2-8

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Aug. 2: Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 78. Director Wes Craven is 76. Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 72. Actor Max Wright ("Alf," ''Norm") is 72. Actress Joanna Cassidy is 70. Actress Kathryn Harrold is 65. Actor Butch Patrick ("The Munsters") is 62. Actress...

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