• Monday, August 3, 2015

    Trump, Bush, Walker are in; Perry, Santorum, Fiorina out: The first GOP debate field is set

    Updated: 7:00 pm

  • Triathlon athlete Kevin Mcdowell, left, of the U.S., and local swimmers enter the water for a swimming clinic along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach despite published warnings that water in the area was "unfit" for swimming. On Thursday, The Associated Press released the results of a five-month investigation that showed that Olympic venues are rife with disease-causing viruses and bacteria. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city’s sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.

  • In this May 24, 2012, file photo, Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Craig James speaks at a news conference in Houston. James on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    Former broadcaster James files lawsuit against Fox Sports

    DALLAS (AP) — Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate.

  • Rauner signs bill regarding student concussions

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a measure requiring students who suffer a concussion to get permission from a doctor or trainer before they may fully return to class or sports.

  • In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H.  Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

    MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation’s borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

  • Aaliyah Doninguez, 11, stands on N. Alameda Boulevard on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Las Cruces, N.M., advising parishioners that Holy Cross Catholic Church mass is canceled. Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico Gov. Martinez: ‘Coward’ set off 2 church blasts

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The governor told southern New Mexico residents to keep attending houses of worship after small explosions outside two churches put parishioners on edge.

  • Russian club slams ‘bigotry’ by rival fans

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Premier League football team Anzhi Makhachkala has called for an end to “bigotry” in domestic football after its fans were abused by CSKA Moscow supporters.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, protesters walk through the streets after a standoff with police in Ferguson, Mo. A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community quickly became known around the world. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown’s death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to “Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police,” an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).

  • FILE- In this Sept. 5, 1945, file photo, the skeleton of a Catholic Church, foreground, and an unidentified building, center, are all that remaining the blast center area after the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, Japan. On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors, not just physical but also psychological, and on the cities themselves. Days later, World War II was over. (AP Photo, File)

    AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR’S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. “Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death,” an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.