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Apple sells more iPhones than expected in third quarter

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in HangzhouApple Inc sold more iPhones than Wall Street expected in the third quarter and forecast revenue in the current period would top many analysts' targets, soothing fears that demand for Apple's most important product had hit a wall. The world's most valuable publicly traded company said it sold 40.4 million iPhones in the third quarter, down 15 percent from the year-ago quarter but slightly more than the average analyst forecast of 40.02 million, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount. IPhone sales dropped for the second straight quarter, and Apple's total revenue fell 14.6 percent in the fiscal third quarter, ended June 25.


Twitter reports slowest quarterly revenue growth since IPO

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaSAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since going public in 2013 and frustrated investors yet again with a disappointing outlook for the current quarter. The microblogging service operator's shares fell 10 percent in extended trading with investors concerned about its expansion and role in the social media landscape as it faces intense competition from fast-growing competitors like Snapchat and Instagram. The company's second quarter revenue missed Wall Street estimates and the revenue forecast for the current quarter of $590 million to $610 million was well below the average analyst estimate of $678.18 million.


The identity crisis that led to Yahoo's demise

A Yahoo logo is seen on top of the building where they have offices in New YorkBy Jonathan Weber and Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis. The tough days of the dot-com bust were a distant memory, and Yahoo Inc , flush with lucrative advertising deals from the world's biggest brands, was enjoying its run as one of the top dogs in the world's hottest industry. Then they were asked to write down their answer for Yahoo.


Verizon posts subscriber gain shortfall, says Yahoo to fuel media push

The logo of Verizon is seen in San Diego, CaliforniaVerizon Communications Inc  disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, while its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets. Shares of the No. 1 U.S. wireless company, which had risen about 21 percent this year, fell 2 percent shortly after midday. Verizon is focused on combining the media and advertising technology assets of Yahoo and AOL, which it acquired last year, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview.


U.S. issues guidelines for responding to major cyber attacks

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in ParisThe White House issued new instructions on Tuesday on how government agencies should respond to major cyber security attacks, attempting to combat perceptions the Obama administration has been sluggish in addressing threats from sophisticated hacking adversaries. The announcement was made amid suspicion in the U.S. government that hackers working for Russia may have engineered the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the Nov. 8 presidential election. The directive, which was years in the making and includes a five-point scale to grade the severity of an incident, provides the first public guidance on the specific roles of federal agencies in coordinating efforts to investigate and respond to cyber security breaches in government and the private sector.


U.S. report says Tesla in fatal Autopilot crash was speeding

A Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on is shown with the top third of the car sheared off by the impact of the collision of the Tesla with a tractor-trailer truck on nearby highway and came to rest in WillistonBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors Inc car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was exceeding the speed limit, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said its preliminary findings showed the Model S was traveling at 74 miles per hour (mph) in a 65-mph zone at the time it struck a semi-truck near Williston, Florida. Joshua Brown was killed when his vehicle drove under the tractor trailer.


As iPhone sale sag, Apple touts apps and services instead

FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2016, file photo, a man uses his mobile phone near an Apple store in Beijing. Apple reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now.


Chinese tech firm LeEco agrees to buy Vizio TV maker for $2B

In this photo provided by LeEco, LeEco CEO Jia Yueting, left, and Vizio CEO William Wang shake hands at a news conference where it was announced that LeEco had acquired Vizio for $2 billion, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Jeff Lewis/LeEco via AP)MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Chinese video streaming company LeEco is breaking into the U.S. TV market by buying Vizio, a manufacturer of budget-priced sets. The combination promises a marriage of hardware and content as tightly linked as your smartphone is to your monthly voice and data plan.


Apple's iPhone sales slump again as questions loom over the iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone sales slump again as questions loom over the iPhone 7Apple's iPhone sales continue to decline. Apple just reported its latest Q3 earnings, and the company sold 40.4 million iPhones in the recent quarter, compared to 47.5 million this time last year. The slump in sales means Apple's profit has dropped 27 percent as a result. Last quarter, iPhone sales were also down 16 percent year-over-year.


New VR Concert App Gives Everyone Front Row Seats

New VR Concert App Gives Everyone Front Row SeatsBilled as the world's first virtual reality platform, the free Android app is a new way for music lovers to experience their favorite artists in virtual reality. Moments after I held the Google Cardboard to my eyes, I found myself in a dark room in the midst of a screaming audience.


Meet the First VR Headset That Tracks Your Facial Expressions
If Veeso has its way, the next big thing in virtual reality will be actual face tracking. Dubbed as the first face-tracking virtual reality headset, Veeso is capable of capturing your facial expressions and transferring them into VR for an even more engaging experience. When/If it launches, the headset will be available in four colors (Red, Blue, Black and White) with 10 custom apps set to ship within the first six months of launch.
Why the New Head of Apple's Car Project Should Rev Your Motor

Why the New Head of Apple's Car Project Should Rev Your MotorThe Wall Street Journal broke the news that Mansfield is now heading Project Titan, Apple's long-rumored though far from official effort to build its own self-driving car. The Journal says all senior managers involved in Project Titan have been reporting to Mansfield, who left Apple's executive team in 2013 after a 15-year stint at Apple.


Tim Cook, Please Don't Call the iPhone 7 the iPhone SE
According to a new report, Apple may name its next phone the iPhone 6SE instead of the iPhone 7, in an effort to message to shoppers that this is not the huge update they're looking for but more of a medium-size upgrade. The rumor was spotted by 9to5Mac on the German blog Apfelpage, which says that Chinese supply chain sources have seen packaging and labeling that show iPhone 6SE. Sure, there's already the iPhone SE, but iPhone 6SE is too many letters and numbers and almost sounds like a joke.
This $25,000 VR Robot Pushes Back When You Play
VR platforms like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift transport you to faraway worlds. HTC's controllers let Vive owners interact with the virtual world, but enthusiasts haven't been able to feel physical feedback. Researcher Justin Devine at Queen's University Belfast is using a $25,000 industrial machine called Baxter for the experiment.
Amazon to Test Delivery Drones in the UK

Amazon to Test Delivery Drones in the UKWith the help of drones, Amazon Prime delivery could be even more immediate. Amazon has established a new partnership with the UK government that will allow the company to test new drone delivery technology for its highly-anticipated future delivery system, Amazon Prime Air. If testing is successful, Prime Air is slated to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial drones that can fly directly to your doorstep straight from the distribution center — a method that is both faster and more environmentally friendly, according to Amazon.


Twitter still struggling to grow as rivals race ahead

FILE - This Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo shows the Twitter bird logo on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.


The White House now has a color-coded scale for cybersecurity threats

The White House now has a color-coded scale for cybersecurity threatsAs the Obama administration nears its final months, the White House has released a framework for handling cyberattacks. The Presidential Policy Directive on United States Cyber Incident Coordination builds on the action plan that Obama laid out earlier this year, and it’s intended to create a clear standard of when and how government agencies will handle incidents. It also comes with a new threat level scale, assigning specific colors and response levels to the danger of a hack.


Twitter is adding users, but its biggest problems still remain

Twitter is adding users, but its biggest problems still remainIn its forward-looking statements for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Twitter says it expects revenue of about $590 million to $610 million, which is far lower than the $678 million analysts expected Twitter to forecast. In its fiscal second quarter earnings report, Twitter says it added 3 million users, about 1 million more than Wall Street was expecting. Analysts surveyed by Thompson Reuters had Twitter at a profit of 10 cents a share on revenue of $607 million.


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Speeding didn’t cause the fatal Tesla Autopilot crash
An Autopiloted Tesla that fatally crashed in Florida in May was being driven at 74 in a 65 zone, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash has caused all sorts of debates, with some parties calling for Tesla to deactivate its Autopilot program, and the SEC investigating Tesla for securities fraud surrounding the crash. The NTSB report is a little short on most details. But one thing it does confirm is that the car was speeding, doing nine miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Given that the crash occurred on a straight section of road, with no restrictions on visibility, and the Tesla was travelling at a very reasonable speed for the road, we can virtually rule out "speeding" as the root cause of this accident. DON'T MISS:  Samsung S7 Active review: I can’t kill this indestructible smartphone As initially reported by Tesla, and now confirmed by the NTSB, the accident occurred when the Tesla, travelling along the highway, hit a semitrailer that was turning left across the Tesla's direction of travel. The photo below shows the location of the crash. Presumably, the semitrailer was turning into the gas station visible on the right-hand side of the photo. The NTSB report confirms that it's an "uncontrolled" intersection, so cars travelling along the highway (i.e. the Tesla) have the right of way. We won't know for sure what happened until the NTSB releases its full report. But even now, with the limited data at hand, it's hard to see how the mild speeding highlighted by the NTSB could be at fault. The difference in stopping distance between 65mpg and 74mph is about 60 feet in a typical car, and presumably much less in a high-performance Tesla. That's not a lot. The problem doesn't appear to have been that the Tesla saw the truck, but was travelling too fast to take evasive action. It's that an obstacle suddenly appeared on the highway in front of the Tesla, and neither the car nor the driver saw it in time to take action. It doesn't really matter if the car was travelling at 60 or 80 miles per hour -- the difference in stopping distance (including reaction time) is negligible, and a crash at both speeds is likely to be equally fatal. Now, it may well be that the driver wasn't paying as much attention as he should be, since Autopilot was engaged and he wasn't actively involved in the driving process. According to Tesla, the Autopilot system also performed sub-optimally, mistakenly identifying the semitrailer as an overhead gantry, rather than an obstacle on the road. But none of those things have anything to do with speed, so let's take a moment before using this preliminary NTSB report to brand the driver of the Tesla as irresponsible.
Apple's iPhone sales are still down, but Wall Street is happy anyway
Apple narrowly beats revenue expectations in the third quarter

Apple narrowly beats revenue expectations in the third quarterApple just reported earnings for its third quarter of 2016, and managed to beat Wall Street expectations — although expectations had been set fairly low after disappointing earnings last quarter. Apple reported $42.4 billion in quarterly revenue for its third quarter 2016, and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion ($1.42 per share). In terms of iPhone sales in the third quarter, it was another relatively weak quarter for the device, although again, Apple managed to beat short-term expectations.


I thought I knew the future of luggage, but then I saw this suitcase that follows you around

I thought I knew the future of luggage, but then I saw this suitcase that follows you aroundCowarobotI really did think I knew the whole future of luggage. A rideable suitcase? That seemed to be the pinnacle of innovation. But only a mere five days after discovering the Modobag, it’s being usurped in my mind by the Cowarobot R1, which its manufacturer says is the "world’s first autonomous suitcase." LOL.CowarobotThe Cowarobot makes me feel happy because I like the idea of something never leaving my side and being programmed to never want to leave my side. True love. The suitcase relies on something called a "CO-MOVE System." I’m very unclear on what this system is. ...


Twitter's growth remains flat as its profit continues to dip
Dark Matter is a blockbuster read that channels Michael Crichton

Dark Matter is a blockbuster read that channels Michael CrichtonJason Dressen leads an average life. Blake Crouch's new novel Dark Matter will satisfy any cravings you might have for the late Michael Crichton's known techno-thrillers like Jurassic Park, Timeline, The Andromeda Strain, and others.


Lithium Power CEO eyes quick growth in Chile
By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Lithium Power, the latest company keen to capitalize on Chile's vast reserves of key battery ingredient lithium, is planning to start drilling by September and ramp up to commercial sales by 2020, the chief executive told Reuters. The Australian-listed smallcap, which already has projects in Australia and Argentina, announced last week that it was forming a joint venture with local partners to develop the Maricunga project in northern Chile. Lithium Power is going to fund the development costs starting with a $2 million loan.
Apple reports Q3 earnings: iPhone sales continue to slide, but Apple beats estimates
What goes up must come down, and Apple is in the midst of a tough lesson in gravity at the moment. The company's second-quarter earnings report this past April marked the first time Apple had ever reported a decline in iPhone sales. Of course, the decline was expected by anyone who was paying attention — after astronomical iPhone 6 sales fueled by pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays, there was simply no way Apple was going to be able to keep pace with an incremental "S" upgrade. What was unexpected, however, was how dramatic that sales decline would be. With the second quarter behind us and serious questions surrounding the future of Apple's core business swirling, all eyes were still fixed on the iPhone ahead of Tuesday's fiscal Q3 earnings report. MUST WATCH:  This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 At Tuesday's open, Apple shares were down more than 7% from where they were trading ahead of Apple's second-quarter earnings report three months ago. The chief concern among investors (thanks in no small part to a dreary picture painted repeatedly by bearish analysts) is that Apple's iPhone business has hit a wall. March-quarter units sales this year came in at 51.2 million iPhones, which was down from 61.2 million units in the same quarter last year. That's a massive decline, to say the least, so it's understandable that people would be rattled. Making matters worse is the fact that Apple has all but confirmed that this year's new iPhones won't be major upgrades. In a series of reports that reeked of a PR plant , expectations were established for a somewhat minor update in 2016 that will feel more like a second consecutive "S" upgrade than the big bi-yearly update Apple fans are used to. As a result, some industry watchers are predicting further declines that reach well into 2017. When will it end? It's obviously difficult to say, but one thing is certain: Apple's iPhone sales slide didn't come to an end in the June quarter. Apple on Tuesday announced fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.42 per share, or $7.8 billion in net income, on sales totaling $42.4 billion. That compares to a net profit of $1.85 per share in the same quarter last year, while revenue slid from the Q3 record of $49.6 billion that Apple set in fiscal 2015. Ahead of Apple's report, analysts were expecting EPS to come in at $1.39 while revenue was seen dropping to $42.1 billion, right in the middle of Apple's guidance of between $41 billion and $43 billion. iPhone sales in fiscal Q3 2016 totaled 40.4 million units, down from the 47.5 million iPhones the company sold during the June quarter last year, which was also a third-quarter record. Wall Street's consensus for this past quarter was 40 million units. The company said it expects between $45.5 billion and $47.5 billion in sales for the fiscal fourth quarter. Apple remains the world's most profitable consumer electronics company by a substantial margin, but there's little question that the company has some choppy waters to navigate right now. The iPhone has been the star of the show for the better part of a decade, and Apple has enjoyed astronomical growth as a result. Is growth in Apple's iPhone business gone for good? Don't be so sure . But iPhone growth is certainly over for the time being, and there's nothing else in Apple's portfolio that can pick up the slack. Bears see that as a sign of serious trouble for Apple's future under CEO Tim Cook. Bulls see it as an opportunity to buy Apple shares at a deep discount before they skyrocket again in the coming years. There are certainly compelling cases being made on both sides of the fence, but only time will tell if the new products Apple is working on behind the scenes can bring the company back to growth.
Vizio's price tag: $2 billion, in a sale to China's LeEco

Chinese conglomerate LeEco acquires Vizio for $2 BillionOne of the top TV brands in the US will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese company.


Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kit

Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kitKano's DIY computer kit for kids started out on Kickstarter, and will soon be available in retail stores.


White House outlines how the US will respond to cyberattacks
Nine years on Twitter, nine different ways to tweet

Nine years on Twitter, nine different ways to tweetOver the following nine years, I've rejoined Twitter, leveraged its connections for survival as freelance writer, made friends, inspired enemies, and written a shabby series of think-pieces about the heartburn it so regularly gives me. Looking back, each year with Twitter has had its own unique shape, both on the personal and global level. To parse why that is, I've broken down my nine different uses for Twitter over the last nine years.


Apple Music signs up 'Carpool Karaoke' as a new show
Chinese tech giant LeEco buys Vizio for $2 bn

Vizio, founded in California in 2002, has been a major maker of smart TVs and related productsChinese tech giant LeEco led by billionaire Jia Yueting announced a deal Tuesday to buy US television manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion. The deal expands the US presence for the company, formerly known as Letv, which operates a streaming television service, makes smartphones and other electronics, and has been working on research for autonomous cars. "LeEco believes in breakthrough technologies, a complete ecosystem and disruptive pricing," Jia, the founder and chief executive of LeEco, said in a statement.


Listen to this podcast explain the power of podcasts

Listen to this podcast explain the power of podcastsFor 72 episodes, What’s Tech has invited guests to explain technology and its cultural periphery — from drones and fan fiction to ASMR and biohacking. For this momentous occasion, our guest is Alex Goldman, co-host of one of my favorite podcasts, Reply All. After you listen, visit Reply All’s publisher Gimlet Media, which is responsible for a number of the best examples of the podcasting form.


Apple is turning viral smash ‘Carpool Karaoke’ into a streaming show on Apple Music
Apple Music might have just gotten its first must-watch show. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Apple had bought the exclusive rights to the "Carpool Karaoke" segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden  and would be turning it into its own series for the Apple Music service. DON'T MISS:  This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 According to the report, the series will consist of 16 episodes released on a weekly basis. A host for the show has yet to be announced, but Corden is not expected to remain behind the wheel. After all, he already has a show. "We love music, and Carpool Karaoke celebrates it in a fun and unique way that is a hit with audiences of all ages," said Apple's senior VP, Eddy Cue. "It's a perfect fit for Apple Music — bringing subscribers exclusive access to their favorite artists and celebrities who come along for the ride." Corden and  Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston have been trying to find a partner for the show for months following its breakout success over the past year. Fallon pulled off a similar stunt when he helped spin off Lip Sync Battle to Spike, and now Corden will be doing the same, albeit away from TV. "We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Apple Music on this exciting new series of Carpool Karaoke ," said Winston. "The joy of Carpool is both the intimacy it creates, while seeing the love our passengers have for music. Where better to showcase that than with Apple Music?" The Apple Music exclusive Carpool Karaoke doesn't have a release date yet, but one is expected to be announced soon.
Analog Devices to buy Linear Technology for $14.8 billion
(Reuters) - Analog Devices Inc said it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology Corp for about $14.8 billion, creating a company with a combined revenue of $5 billion. Analog Devices said it would offer $46.00 per share in cash and 0.2321 a share for each Linear share. The deal is expected to immediately add to Analog Devices' non-GAAP EPS and free cash flow.
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More damaging DNC leak revelations may come

Bernie Sanders and campaign manager Jeff Weaver celebrate. (Toby Talbot/AP)Bernie Sanders's campaign manager says the leaks haven't exposed everything the DNC did to sabotage the candidate.


First lady zings Trump without naming him

Bill and Hillary, as in ’92, may give us 2 for the price of 1. Do we want that?During her rousing DNC speech, Michelle Obama subtly directs several jabs at the Republican nominee.


Susan Sarandon clings to Sanders' 'spark'

Susan Sarandon at the DNC: ‘Bernie has ignited this spark and we’re not letting go’The actress and outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter, who looked glum when spotted at the DNC, lashes out at critics.


Trump stirs 'lock her up' chant at VFW speech

Trump promises to do more for veterans than anyone else (especially Clinton)A day after Hillary Clinton spoke to the veterans group, the GOP nominee ignites an RNC battle cry.


Cory Booker: 'I love you, Donald. I pray for you'

Bill and Hillary, as in ’92, may give us 2 for the price of 1. Do we want that?The New Jersey senator reacts to Donald Trump’s critique of his Monday speech at the DNC.


Letter foretold deadly Japan rampage

Police officers investigate near a facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. (Issei Kato/Reuters)The man who killed 19 people gave a letter to Parliament outlining his plan.


The truth is Debbie delivered. Reince didn’t.

Debbie Wasserman SchultzThough underhanded, the DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz proved more effective than the RNC's Reince Priebus.


Bernie gets booed, but the band marches on

The Unconventional Diaries: Bernie gets booed, but the band marches onDNC participants from across the political spectrum share their thoughts after a tense and dramatic first day.


Will DNC's uneasy détente in Philly hold?

Will DNC's uneasy détente in Philly hold?Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tried to ease the tension with progressives on a wild first day at the DNC.


Sanders: 'I am proud to stand with her'

Bernie SandersThe Vermont senator implores his rebellious followers to line up behind his former primary rival, Hillary Clinton.


'The Russians didn't write the emails'

Ben Jealous (Reuters)Former NAACP leader Ben Jealous, who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, criticizes some party officials.


Michelle Obama's soaring, powerful speech

Michelle ObamaShe reflects on Clinton's quest to be the first woman elected president, and on her husband's tenure as the first black president.


Nearly 300 dead or missing from China floods

China flooding (AFP)Torrential rain lashing down on the northern part of the country has also displaced more than half a million people.


ISIS claims devastating Germany bombing

German police investigate at the site in Ansbach, Germany. (AP)"There's no doubt that the attack was a terrorist attack with an Islamist background," an official said.


Optimistic Democrats look past a shaky start

Banners are hung, Wasserman Schultz resigns, protests are underway, and Bernie supporters are on the ground in Philadelphia. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News, photos (clockwise from top right): Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Scott Audette/Reuters, Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images, background photos: Getty Images )Excitement over the buildup to the convention overtakes concerns about recent Democratic Party dramas.


Why the candidates worry corporate America

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx/AP, Andrew Harnik/AP)Clinton and especially Trump have taken stances on trade that make business bigwigs nervous.


Blast in German town kills 1, injures 15

The scene of an explosion in Ansbach, Germany. (Reuters)A Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany died when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a music festival in Ansbach.


Iranian-American man detained in Iran

Robin Shahini (AP)Tehran has not explained why or when it detained Robin Shahini during a visit to Iran.


Thousands protest DNC in sweltering Philly

Protesters rally at the DNC. (Getty Images)Environmentalists and Bernie Sanders supporters rally in Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic convention.


Russia escapes blanket ban on Olympics

(AP)The IOC was investigating the Russian team after allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in 2014.


Munich shooter planned attack for a year

Munich shooter planned attack for a year. (AP)The teen attacker, identified as David S., took photos at the site of a school shooting in Germany.


White supremacists energized by Trump

David Duke (ABC News)Former KKK grand wizard David Duke announces a bid for the Senate and likens his immigration policy to Trump's.


Boy Scouts thrive after easing of gay ban

Boy Scouts in San Francisco. (Getty Images)The group is faring well nearly a year after it eased its ban on participation by openly gay adults.


A beaming Hillary Clinton introduces Tim Kaine

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrive at a rally at Florida International University. (Andrew Harnik/AP)Sen. Tim Kaine called Hillary Clinton his soulmate on Saturday, in his first appearance as her vice presidential pick.


Clinton VP pick Kaine tried to shame Congress on ISIS

Tim Kaine smiles as he takes the stage with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Andrew Harnik/AP)In 2014, Clinton's new running mate asked his colleagues to put political risk aside and vote on Obama's escalating war.


Poll: Support grows for stricter gun laws

The Smith & Wesson booth at a trade show in Las Vegas in January. (John Locher/AP)Americans increasingly favor tougher laws, but they also say change is unlikely to happen anytime soon, a survey shows.


Police: Munich shooter had no ISIS link

Police officers stand guard near the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, where Friday's shooting rampage started. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EFE/EPA)The teenager suspected of killing nine people was obsessed with mass shootings and apparently acted alone, officials say.


Live blog: Teen's shooting rampage in Munich

Police officers stand guard near the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, where Friday's shooting rampage started. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EFE/EPA)A gunman kills at least nine people and injures many more at a shopping center before killing himself.


Clinton slams Trump's RNC as VP pick looms

Clinton slams Trump's RNC hours before making VP announcementThe presumptive Democratic nominee says the GOP convention was "dark" and isolationist.


Rio security push crumbles as murders rise

Alleged drug traffickers in Rio. (AP)The Summer Olympics host city has seen a sharp increase in violence, including scores of police killings.


Obama rejects Trump's 'chaos everywhere'

President Obama reacts to Donald Trump's acceptance speech. (AP)The president refutes the GOP nominee’s assertion in his acceptance speech that the U.S. is rife with violence.


Officer says he was trying to shoot patient

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was lying on the ground with his hands in the air telling the officer he was unarmed. (ABC News)The police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed mental health worker was aiming at the autistic patient.


Mayhem in Munich: Mall attack kills at least 8

The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week saw panicked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall in Munich as police launched a massive operationElite German police have launched a manhunt for at least three gunman believed to be armed with long guns.


Former KKK leader to run for the U.S. Senate

Former KKK leader David Duke. (AP)Avowed white supremacist David Duke announces his candidacy for the Louisiana seat being vacated by David Vitter.


'Several dead' in Munich shooting: Police

Firefighter and police respond to a shooting at a shopping center in Munich. (Matthias Balk/EPA)German authorities say multiple people have been killed and others wounded at a shopping center.


The rise and fall of Fox News’ Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes (Getty Images)The now-deposed Ailes rose to power 20 years ago and was an unparalleled kingmaker in TV news and the GOP.


Wife's tribute begins Baton Rouge funerals

Baton Rouge memorial (AP)The service for Matthew Gerald began a somber period of mourning for three Louisiana officers killed by a gunman.


Officer: Black people have 'violent tendencies'

Breaion King describes being pulled from her car and thrown to the ground by an Austin police officer during a traffic stop in 2015. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)The video of an officer throwing a woman to the ground surfaces amid tension over police brutality.


Celebrating Prince George's 3rd birthday

Britain's Prince George with the family dog, Lupo. (Matt Porteous/Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via REUTERS)Photographs of the 3-year-old prince are in huge demand from the world's media.


Everything is terrible and 'I alone can fix it'

Donald TrumpDonald Trump used his acceptance speech to describe an America being torn apart by crime and violence that only he can stop.



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