• Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    In bumpy coronation, Trump takes the crown

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly withheld his endorsement from Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, ignoring noisy pleas from delegates and instead encouraging Americans to “vote your conscience” in November.

  • Correction: San Francisco-Foam Ban story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature and timing of bans in other cities. Los Angeles has a ban on foam food containers only in government buildings. And Portland, Oregon, approved a ban on such products in restaurants in1989, not following a similar prohibition in San Francisco in 2006.

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  • This Jan. 20, 2016 file photo shows the Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of four Royal Navy submarines armed with Trident missiles, at HM Naval Base Clyde, also known as Faslane, Scotland. British lawmakers are due to vote Monday July 18, 2016, on whether to replace the country's fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country's military status. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

    UK Parliament votes to renew submarine-based nuclear arsenal

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted Monday to replace the country’s aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels, heeding Prime Minister Theresa May’s warning that relinquishing atomic weapons would be a “reckless gamble.”

  • Navajo Nation Council set to begin summer session in Arizona

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.

  • Billy Prater, 27, adjusts a Donald Trump sign on his fence in Beech Creek, W.Va., in Mingo County on April 28, 2016. Laid off from the mines, he had been out of work for more than a year. Now he works for the railroad, but the major customer is the collapsing coal industry so his work is unsteady. He was a registered Democrat from a family of diehard Democrats. But when he hung the Trump sign, his neighbors started calling and sending him messages, asking where he got it and how to get their own. "Everybody on this creek wants one," he said. "He's honest. He says thing that he probably shouldn't say. We respect that, because it means he's not buttering us up." (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It’s less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days.

  • Billy Prater, 27, adjusts a Donald Trump sign on his fence in Beech Creek, W.Va., in Mingo County on April 28, 2016. Laid off from the mines, he had been out of work for more than a year. Now he works for the railroad, but the major customer is the collapsing coal industry so his work is unsteady. He was a registered Democrat from a family of diehard Democrats. But when he hung the Trump sign, his neighbors started calling and sending him messages, asking where he got it and how to get their own. "Everybody on this creek wants one," he said. "He's honest. He says thing that he probably shouldn't say. We respect that, because it means he's not buttering us up." (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

    DIVIDED AMERICA: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It’s less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days.

  • In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott candidly described being stopped by police and Capitol Hill cops because of the color of his skin. It's an experience all too familiar to many of his African-American colleagues in Congress. A day after Scott’s personal recounting on the Senate floor, several lawmakers said July 14, that they have had similar experiences. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some prominent Republicans are speaking out about race, expressing empathy for the challenges faced by black Americans, after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two black men killed by police and retaliatory attacks by a black sniper that killed five Dallas police officers.

  • In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016, photo, the Statue of Liberty is seen from behind one of the hills on Governors Island in New York's harbor. Set to open July 19, the 10-acre park called The Hills at Governors Island is the newest piece of the redevelopment of the once off-limits former military base just off the tip of lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New, man-made hills on NYC island offer spectacular views

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four new hills built on New York City’s Governors Island offer sweeping views of the Statute of Liberty and lower Manhattan, unique places to hike and climb, and massive slides that dwarf those found on any playground.

  • At least 6 states adopt fantasy sports laws; 21 others don’t

    BOSTON (AP) — The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.