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The Latest: Kaine to men: "Stand and support" women leaders
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

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....

Hollywood hosting benefit for Florida's Pulse nightclub
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hollywood is hosting a benefit for the Pulse nightclub in Florida, where a gunman killed 49 patrons and injured 53 people last month....

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....

Board: Alabama woman who broiled daughter to stay in prison
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's parole board is refusing to release a woman convicted of putting her 14-month-old daughter into a hot oven in 2002....

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....

About 70 protesters arrested at Minnesota governor's mansion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Nearly 70 people have been arrested as police cleared demonstrators from the street in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion, police in St. Paul said Wednesday....

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
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....

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