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Pope Francis has encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in a vast meadow to "believe in a new humanity" which refuses to use borders as barriers and spurns hatred among peoples

From luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation's most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump

A police official says an attack on a security facility in the Somali capital has left at least nine people dead, including four attackers

Officials say there have been separate shooting incidents within the same area in downtown Austin and there are multiple victims

Young pilgrims have filled a massive meadow near Krakow in southern Poland for a Mass with Pope Francis, the last major event the pope will lead as he wraps up a five-day visit to Poland

Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates

Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes

Donald Trump sparked a bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke the Democratic convention last week

A shooting at a house party has left three people dead and another hurt in a Seattle suburb

Investigators viewed body-camera footage to learn how one San Diego police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle during a traffic stop

A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute, landing in a net instead

LEADING OFF: O's vs Jays for 1st place, Davis goes for MRI, Felix faces the Cubs in primetime, Cain goes for win No. 100, Puig expected back for Dodgers

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has relieved a third officer of his police powers following a police-involved shooting that left a suspect dead

The IOC has set up a special three-person panel to make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute, landing in a net instead

Sarah Jessica Parker, back on HBO a decade after starring as a single girl on "Sex and the City," plays a wife and mother who decides to end her marriage

Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas

1 ticket sold in New Hampshire has matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $487 million

The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera

Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim U.S. Army captain

On the night before the Los Angeles Rams' first public practice of training camp, coach Jeff Fisher warned the players that it would be quite a spectacle

On the night before the Los Angeles Rams' first public practice of training camp, coach Jeff Fisher warned the players that it would be quite a spectacle


Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas

The Washington Nationals have acquired All-Star closer Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates

Jose Iglesias drove in the game-ending run on an infield single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros

The Colorado Springs Fire Department says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck between the first and second floors of a resort

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and others "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of them opposite NFL games

The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Dallas police and the five officers killed by a gunman with a ceremony before the start of training camp in California

A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com

Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch's expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency

Norman Lear and seven other stars explore a range of social inequalities in "America Divided," a docuseries premiering on Epix on Sept. 30

Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field

The PGA Championship was halted by thunderstorms Saturday that raised the possibility of a second straight Monday finish in a major at Baltusrol

A shooting at a house party has left three people dead and another hurt in a Seattle suburb

Prosecutors in Northern California say a gun stolen from Stockton's mayor was used to kill a 13-year-old boy last year

"Killing Reagan" star Cynthia Nixon isn't mincing words about how the late Nancy Reagan might react to the freedom granted the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan

Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government

HBO says "Game of Thrones" will be coming to an end after Season 8. Next summer's Season 7 will be a shortened run of 7 episodes

London is under Harry Potter's spell once more _ and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow

The third round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club has been called for the day after nearly four hours of play being suspended by dangerous weather that included a lot of heavy rain

Kelly Ripa won't say if she has preference for "Live! With Kelly" co-host

The U.S. Justice Department will investigate the fatal shooting of a woman by a Winslow police officer

Denver Broncos are going against the grain again after bucking trends and winning the Super Bowl with defense

Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic doubles title in Rio, citing health concerns

Investigators viewed body-camera footage to learn how one San Diego police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle during a traffic stop

Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not report to training camp Saturday

Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes

You could own a truck driven by one of the best players in the MLB

In "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe was all about the look and the label, but she favors vintage and thrift shop fashion in her new HBO comedy series, "Divorce."

There will be pomp, circumstance and world-class athletes at the Summer Olympics

A 19-year-old man suspected of killing three people and wounding a fourth at a small party in suburban Seattle early Saturday has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail

A federal appeals court has upheld the arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrupting his middle-school class with loud burps

Katie Couric and National Geographic Channel are teaming up on a documentary about the science and culture behind gender

Organizers of World Youth Day, a global Catholic celebration, say that 1.6 million attended an event with Pope Francis in a huge meadow on Saturday evening

Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people, many of them camped out for hours in a Polish meadow to see him Saturday night, to resist retreating into a world of video games and computer screens

Blazes have destroyed dozens of homes in several Western states and scared away tourists from California's dramatic Big Sur coast, which is near a wildfire burning in hard-to-reach forested ridges that fire crews will likely be battling for another month

Brazil's highest officials celebrate the completion of a much-delayed $3 billion subway expansion that will play a crucial part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a ribbon-cutting ceremony just days before the games are set to kick off

Two Russian swimmers filed an appeal Saturday against their exclusion from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, claiming the ban is "invalid" and "unenforceable."

One person was killed and two people were seriously injured Saturday when a tourist bus skidded off the road and into a ravine in Norway, police and a rescue official said

HBO says "Game of Thrones" will be coming to an end after Season 8. Next summer's Season 7 will be a shortened run of 7 episodes

Kris Bryant singled sharply to left field with no outs in the seventh inning Saturday for the Chicago Cubs' first hit off the Seattle Mariners' Wade Miley

Ariya Jutanugarn took the Women's British Open lead Saturday at tree-lined Woburn, nearly four months after blowing a late lead in the first major championship of the year

The Miami Marlins acquired the pitching reinforcements they sought in a trade that cost them four players, including two minor leaguers

Fighting has broken out in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country

The Kansas City Chiefs signed left tackle Eric Fisher to a contract extension Saturday, the first day veterans joined rookies on the practice field at Missouri Western for training camp

Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone on his visit to the EU and NATO-member Slovenia, while testing Western unity in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine

Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis

A sushi restaurant employee believed to have been infected in an Oahu hepatitis A outbreak is recovering while almost all other staff members are cleared for work

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging New York Knicks player Derrick Rose and two friends drugged and gang-raped a woman

Alex Rodriguez is back as the New York Yankees' designated hitter for the first time in a week after struggles at plate

HBO series "Game of Thrones," "The Night Of" and upcoming "Westworld" sparked questions about violence to women at the TV writers' conference

Kyle Busch hopes the stars are aligned for him to finally win a Cup race at Pocono

A man in Belgium has been charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murders" and participating in a terror group and his brother has been released without charge, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced Saturday

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, the only Brazilian playing in the NFL, is eager to see what kind of show his country puts on during the Rio Olympics

Armenian police say armed members of an opposition group barricaded inside a police station in the capital shot an officer dead

Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of families have started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms have not changed and his return to NASCAR does not appear imminent

A dozen yachts have passed through London's Tower Bridge after an 11-month race around the world

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Egypt, responding to a request for a multibillion dollar bailout for the country's flagging economy

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep ridges just to the north for another month

Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix

Dozens of staff at Turkey's highest court have been suspended from their jobs as part of the crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup, authorities said Saturday

Bavaria's governor is distancing himself from Chancellor Angela Merkel's mantra that "we will manage" the refugee crisis following several attacks in Germany, including two committed by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic State group

Russia will immediately appeal the decision to ban all eight of its weightlifters from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping, sports minister says

Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they've been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities

Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren is facing "a deluge of requests" to provide information on individual athletes implicated in his report on state-sponsored doping in Russia

The Philippine president has withdrawn a cease-fire order after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had given

More than 1,000 people in Burundi participated in a government-backed demonstration in the capital to protest France's proposal passed by UN Security Council to deploy UN police to the country

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery this week in a renovated Harlem storefront is another step in the development of the neighborhood as New York City's latest art gallery district

Yemen's government delegation has quit talks in Kuwait with Shiite Houthi rebels despite resuming them earlier this month

118 dormitories at Kenyan government boarding schools burned in wave of arson attacks

A 45-foot-long ship will soon invite Philadelphians to climb aboard and explore maritime involvement during the Revolutionary era

Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights

Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters

The U.S. Supreme Court has said flag-burning is a protected form of free speech, but an Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests

Years after he faded into obscurity, former governor and ambassador John Gilbert Winant is getting his due

An Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy program halted after a member fatally shot an unarmed black man is back with tougher requirements, the new county sheriff says

New Haven, Connecticut, Police Chief Dean Esserman has earned respect nationally for community policing efforts in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Diana Taurasi scored 14 points and Elena Delle Donne added 12 to help the U.S. women's basketball team beat Canada 83-43 on Friday night in an exhibition game