• Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens to community leaders at a roundtable discussion on religious freedom with the regional interfaith community at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Mosque in Sterling, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine’s cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a woman looks at a handgun at the Glock booth at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP-GfK poll finds clear divisions in views on gun limits

    A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.

  • In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, Grete Bader, a recent masters graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, poses among orchid populations that grow from waste left from a former iron mine in Star Lake, N.Y. Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY

    STAR LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.

  • Unbeaten Enola Gray romps to 7 3/4-length win at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Unbeaten Enola Gray romped to a 7 3/4-length victory Friday in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies.

  • Pelicans sign Jones for 1 year, Frazier for 2 years

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say they have signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones and re-signed guard Tim Frazier.

  • US rig count up 15 this week to 462

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462.

  • Trump convention speech draws 32.2 million TV viewers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Nielsen company says an estimated 32.2 million people watched Donald Trump deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech.

  • Pulse deputy: ‘Heroism in the face of indescribable horror’

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deputies and police officers within shooting range of a gunman inside the Pulse nightclub loaded wounded patrons into pick-up trucks and drove them to safety. Dispatchers had trouble reaching a police officer who had initially called in “shots fired” from the club.

  • Recalls this week: Water bottles, jewelry and commuter bikes

    A line of water bottles that contain high levels of lead are among this week’s recalled consumer products.

  • APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.