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Dolphins, Marlins increase Zika-control efforts at stadiums

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:18:13 -0400
ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hack

ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hackU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's ...

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:14:45 -0400
Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

Smoke from a wildfire shrouds mountain peaks in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season were facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. Firefighters hope cooler weather slows the flames over the next couple of days. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:13:33 -0400
Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky, left, hands her medals to Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, to hold before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON (AP) One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:12:13 -0400
Michael Phelps, Final Five gymnasts to present at MTV VMAs

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, U.S. gymnasts, from left, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman hold their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women's team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MTV said Thursday, Aug. 25, that Biles, Raisman, Douglas, Hernandez and Kocian along with swimmer Michael Phelps, will present awards at Sundays MTV Video Music Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK (AP) Recent Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and the Final Five are heading to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:11:42 -0400
Colombia's Santos orders definitive ceasefire with FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the army Thursday to observe a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels after the two sides reached a deal to end their half-century conflictColombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the army Thursday to observe a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels after the two sides reached a deal to end their half-century conflict. "As head of state and commander in chief of our armed forces, I have ordered a definitive ceasefire with the FARC starting at midnight on Monday, August 29," he said in an address from the steps of Congress, where he formally presented the historic peace deal. "The armed conflict with the FARC has ended," he said to applause.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:11:01 -0400
Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Republican Donald Trump is courting minority voters as rival Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver a speech that will accuse his campaign of fostering hate.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:10:41 -0400
Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl

This Aug. 25, 2016 booking photo provided by the Metropolitan Detention Center shows Michelle Martens. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says what happened to the little girl "is unspeakable and justice should come down like a hammer" on whoever is responsible. Officer Tanner Tixier said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 24, that charges are being filed against Martens, Fabian Gonzales, and Jessica Kelley.(Metropolitan Detention Center via AP)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:07:13 -0400
US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric

FILE - In this July, 2016 file photo, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, in Saylorsburg, Pa. Turkey says the U.S. is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government. The U.S. government says it can't comply until Turkey can convince a judge its allegations against Gulen are legitimate. (AP Photo/Chris Post, File)WASHINGTON (AP) Turkey says the United States is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:06:12 -0400
Woman falls to death from zip line platform at Delaware park

An employee closes up the Go Ape course for the day after a 59 year-old woman fell to her death at the zip line course in Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for Go Ape, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, that the rides are inspected on a regular basis. Davis said the Lums Pond attraction is closed for undetermined amount of time to help with the investigation, "and also in respect to the family of the person who died." "The Go Ape company is extremely saddened by this," he said. (Kyle Grantham/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)DOVER, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a woman fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform at a state park.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:03:49 -0400
AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

Activists protest outside the French embassy, during the "wear what you want beach party" in London, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach. Writing on the sign reads: 'No to Islamophobia, yes to Burkinis.' (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)PARIS (AP) French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:02:10 -0400
Deal agreed to end long siege of Damascus suburb: rebel leader, locals

Rebels and Syria's army agreed a deal on Thursday to evacuate all residents and insurgents from the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, a rebel leader said, ending one of the longest stand-offs in the five-year conflict. Syria's army has surrounded rebels and civilians and blocked food deliveries in Daraya since 2012, regularly bombing the area just 7km (4 miles) from President Bashar al Assad's seat of power. It was one of the first places to see peaceful protests against Assad's rule, and fought off repeated attempts to retake it by government forces as the conflict escalated into civil war.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:56:56 -0400
Lewis flirts with 59, settles for 62 in Denmark

FARSO, Denmark (AP) Tom Lewis flirted with the first 59 in European Tour history Thursday. He had to settle for a 9-under 62 and a three-way tie at the Made In Denmark tournament.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:56:47 -0400
Rebels, residents to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) After four years of grueling bombardment and crippling siege, the remaining residents and rebels of a Damascus suburb agreed to surrender and evacuate under the terms of an agreement reached Thursday, Syrian government and opposition activists said.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:53:41 -0400
Amazon starts car research and review site

Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. The latest venture by the e-commerce powerhouse will compete with established players in the field including ...

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:52:13 -0400
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