• Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" — "You're fired!" — after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over...

  • Mexico won't send contestant to Miss Universe

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's national beauty pageant director confirms the country won't send a contestant to the Miss Universe contest because of insulting remarks by Donald Trump, an owner of the pageant. Lupita Jones says via her official Twitter account that she was offended and...

  • Watch: Professional cyclist pulls of incredible tricks on a road bike

    Bleacher Report
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Professional cyclist Vittorio Brumotti has mastered some insane tricks on a road bike. In a freestyle video released Tuesday, the Italian rider successfully attempted a number of tricks that require a ridiculous amount of balance, to say the least. Simply put, they are bonkers....

  • Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court marijuana donors

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    DENVER — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver. The Kentucky senator is holding a fundraiser Tuesday at the Cannabis Business Summit. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to...

  • 'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. "With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a...

  • Wal-Mart apologizes for making IS cake after denying Confederate flag design

    Buzzfeed
    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Wal-Mart is apologizing after one of its bakeries made an ISIS battle flag cake for a Louisiana man whose earlier request for a Confederate flag design was rejected. Chuck Netzhammer posted a video to YouTube saying he ordered the Confederate flag cake with the words “heritage not...

  • Survey shows enough votes to remove Confederate flag in SC

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all...

  • Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches

    Associated Press
    Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said a Friday fire at a church in South Carolina does not...

  • Robert Redford urges global action on climate change

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Robert Redford said he came to the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change. The 78-year-old Oscar winner said his...

  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a...

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