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Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a v... Full Story

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  • Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory
    Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.

  • Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat off Alaska islands

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

  • Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
    Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.

  • Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings
    Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of discussions about police use of force and race.

  • Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike
    As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again.

  • Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish
    Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish

    SEATTLE (AP) — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish.

  • Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida
    Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida

    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.

  • Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
    Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

    MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

  • Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day
    Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.

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