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Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users
NEW YORK (AP) -- Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?...

Military base near DC lifts lockdown except for clinic
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- A military post near Washington said a lockdown was lifted Thursday except for a medical building where an active shooter was reported earlier in the day....

Gun shop raffling AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando victims
MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando....

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend's limbs when he emptied 24 rounds from his 9 mm handgun at police and firefighters who were responding to a fire in his apartment....

Conn. police more likely to use stun guns on minorities
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States....

At 150, KKK sees opportunities in US political trends
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence....

Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said....

Man who helped cop subdue gunman is among 23 Carnegie heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday....

NYPD: Man stuffed bag of feces in woman's pants
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police are looking for a man who stuffed a bag of feces down a woman's pants as she walked in Manhattan....

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out....

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