Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick in front of a crowd of 5,000 at Florida International University. The presumptive Democratic nominee introduced Kaine as “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” and a “progressive who likes to get things done,” before taking a seat behind him and beaming as he introduced himself to the crowd. “For many of you, this is the first time you’ve ever heard my name,” Kaine said.
A mayor, a town councilman, two other town employees and a local resident were shot to death Saturday in the conflict-ridden indigenous town of San Juan Chamula, in southern Mexico. San Juan Chamula is known for its colorful religious practices mixing Catholic and indigenous traditions. Prosecutors in southern Chiapas state said a crowd of about 35 people demanded to speak with the mayor in the town square Saturday morning about funding for public works.
Extremely dry conditions in California caused yet another fire this week, with a fire in Santa Clarita burning a path through 5,500 acres this weekend. Wildfire experts say that this unusual fire behavior can likely be attributed to continued heat and dry conditions. “It is unusual to see a fire grow this quickly,” fire ecology and management expert Max Moritz of the University of California, Berkeley, tells The Christian Science Monitor by phone.
Four people were killed when a Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van in Arizona. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says all the fatalities in the Sunday crash were passengers in the van. Mehr didn't say what led to the crash on U.S. Highway 93 in western Arizona.
Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said Monday. Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus -- including some 1.65 million pregnant women -- before the epidemic fizzles out, a team reported in the journal Nature Microbiology. Among women in a high-risk early term of pregnancy, anything between one and 13 percent have foetuses develop microcephaly or other Zika-related complications, said the multidisciplinary research team from the United States, Britain and Sweden.
By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and the exit process will be started before the next general election. Patrick McLoughlin, who was made party chairman by new Prime Minister Theresa May last week, told the BBC's Marr Show that the vote for Brexit meant Britain must now get control of its own borders and that immigration must be reduced. Asked about a report in the Observer newspaper that an "emergency brake" on the free movement of people was being discussed, which would allow Britain to keep access to the European single market, McLoughlin said: "Let us see." "I'm quite clear that the referendum result is binding on parliament," he said.
A report released by WADA last week revealed that Russia had been covering up failed drug tests for Olympic athletes for more than four years. The Russian track and field team had already been banned from the games, and in response to the WADA report, several nations competing called for a complete ban for Russian athletes in all sports. The IOC – which has downplayed things like the Zika virus, bodies washing up on Brazil’s shores, and the thousand other problems that have plagued the build-up to the Rio Olympics – came down with its decision about whether or not to ban all Russian athletes from the games.
A Florida air conditioning repairman is facing attempted homicide charges after police say he beat a woman while on a house call. Dotto was reportedly at the residence as an employee of a repair company when cops say the assault occurred at about 5:30 p.m.
Yahoo is near a deal to sell its core online assets, ending a 20-year run as an independent company for one of the most storied names on the internet. Media reports said Yahoo, which introduced many users around the world to the internet, was close to selling its main assets for $5 billion. The online news site Re/Code reported that telecom giant Verizon had emerged as the buyer unless another bidder boosted the price.
When Hillary Clinton introduced her running mate to the nation, it was remarkable what topic got the crowd most excited: gun rights. Just the mention of the National Rifle Association on Saturday prompted the room in Miami into a roar. It was a fight that strategists saw as an upside: it calmed progressives’ furor over Kaine, seen in some circles as too moderate for a party still overcoming a passionate swoon with Bernie Sanders.
A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women and a child.
On Saturday, a breakaway faction of opposition politicians replaced First Vice President Riek Machar with Taban Deng, a top opposition leader. The internal party coup comes shortly after Juba saw days of running street battles between President Salva Kiir’s government forces and those of the opposition, and just three months after a unity government between Mr. Kiir and Machar was formed to put an end to civil war.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says about 10,000 homes have been evacuated as crews protect mountain and canyon communities from a ferocious wildfire that’s destroyed 18 houses. Officials said late Sunday that the blaze had burned through at least 51 square miles of brush north of Los Angeles — but that number is expected to jump Monday when better assessment is done at daylight. The Fire Department’s incident web page says about 20,000 residents have been ordered from their homes.
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Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died. Sutherland died in Fort Collins on Friday at the age of 85, according to Colorado State University. Sutherland was one of a number of Americans in Lebanon — including Associated Press bureau chief Terry Anderson — who were kidnapped by terrorist groups in the 1980s.
MILAN (Reuters) - The underground metro service at Milan's central station resumed on Monday after checks showed that a suspect package was a false alarm, the local transport authority said. Services were halted briefly and the station evacuated
Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady admitted being part of a cocaine smuggling scheme in a US sting operation before their arrest last year, according to recently filed court documents. Details of the alleged confessions by Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freita were recounted in documents US prosecutors filed Friday in the US federal court in Manhattan. The two -- sons of brothers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife Cilia Flores -- were arrested in Haiti in November 2015 and flown to New York by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
With some of the summer's hottest temperatures so far scorching much of America, police say one Arkansas woman made the decision to leave her infant daughter in the car while she ate pizza. Officer Keith Baggett said in his report that Reeder told him the baby was sleeping when she arrived to the restaurant and she decided to leave the her in the car. Police forwarded their report to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Hotline for a possible investigation.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl is in Philadelphia to break down the politics ahead of the Democratic convention kick off Sunday on "This Week."
The Dallas Police Department has seen job applications surge threefold following the mass shooting that killed five officers earlier this month. The department received 467 job applications in the 12 days after the July 7 shooting, Reuters reported on Friday, citing city officials. At a press conference last week, Dallas Police Chief David Brown asked people to “become a part of the solution” and apply for a job.
Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. The Games begin in just over two weeks, but the Athletes Village opens officially on Sunday, meaning 10,500 athletes and another 7,000 staff members will start trickling into the luxurious layout, with the pace picking up daily until the Aug. 5 opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. "I want to help all the athletes have a wonderful welcome to Brazil," said Priscilla Antonello, a residence center deputy manager whose job is to help athletes find their accommodations.
Tim Kaine made a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won many a cheer and laugh and frequent applause as he addressed a campaign rally late Saturday, one day after being tapped for the Democratic ticket. Clinton beamed as she sat behind Kaine during his rousing speech, after introducing the political veteran as the antithesis of the Republican ticket of Trump and Mike Pence.
It has now been over two years of theories, false leads, heartbreak, and investigation since the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 mysteriously vanished off the radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard. The March 2014 disappearance kicked off a multinational search effort, which initially ranged from China southward toward Australia. As the hope of finding survivors waned, the importance of locating the aircraft and finding answers to what, or who, was responsible for the disappearance waxed.
The sun sets over a forest that is shrouded in smoke from a wildfire in Russia; people dance as they participate in the annual Gay Pride parade in Berlin; and the father of a victim shows a picture of his son near the Olympia shopping center in Munich
China's state broadcaster CCTV shows footage of a tiger attacking a woman at a Beijing wildlife park. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).