PoliticsJon WardPaul Ryan tries to box in Trump with his convention speech
Paul Ryan did his best to disguise it, but his remarks at the Republican convention Tuesday night made it clear that he was less than happy to have declared Donald Trump the party’s nominee for president. Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House, said if Trump is elected president, the country has “a chance” at having better results than if presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins. Ryan, who is from Wisconsin, mentioned Trump’s name only twice in his remarks to the hall.
WorldReutersGunmen kill eight fishermen in popular Mexican surf resort
Gunmen killed eight fishermen in the popular Mexican surf resort of Puerto Escondido late on Monday, prosecutors said, in a rare shooting for a part of the country that has largely avoided serious gang violence. The shark fishermen were in a house in the Pacific port when the gunmen entered and opened fire. Monitored by federal police and the Mexican Navy, the coast of Oaxaca is a strategic point for traffickers moving drugs from Central and South America to the United States.
U.S.Associated PressNew York to host 1st presidential debate after Ohio bows out
An Ohio university cited rising security worries and costs Tuesday as it withdrew as host of the first presidential general election debate, which will move to New York’s Hofstra University. The shift means the first debate will be in the home state of the two major parties’ presumptive nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Wright State University President David Hopkins said the Dayton-area school has a large, open campus and questions about the ability to protect the campus and suburban community during the Sept. 26 debate led to a decision that had “weighed heavily” on him.
U.S.Inside EditionFamily Of Toddler Killed by Alligator Don’t Plan to Sue Disney
The grieving parents of a toddler who was snatched and killed by an alligator in Orlando say they don’t plan to sue Disney. Lane Graves was killed in a manmade lagoon on the grounds of a Walt Disney World resort in Orlando last month. Following the boy
U.S.TimeAlaskan Mountain Goat Dies Fleeing People Who Wanted to Take Its Picture
A mountain goat in Alaska jumped into the ocean and drowned while trying to escape crowds trying to take its picture. The goat was spotted walking along the harbor in the city of Seward, a fishing hub that does not normally see wild mountain goats. Alaska State Troopers received a report around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday that people were harassing the goat on the south end of the harbor.
PoliticsChristopher WilsonBen Carson connects Clinton to Satan in convention address
In a bizarre, meandering departure from his prepared remarks, Dr. Ben Carson suggested that electing Hillary Clinton would be the same as endorsing the devil himself. Speaking near the end of Day Two at the Republican National Convention, former rival of nominee Donald Trump, Carson brought up Saul Alinsky, the community organizer whose work Hillary Clinton wrote about while at college in Wellesley. “Her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky,” said Carson.
WorldYahoo News PhotoAttack on regional train in southern Germany
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack onboard a train in Germany Tuesday that left three people seriously injured, according to the terrorist group’s news agency. The announcement comes hours after a 17-year-old Afghan refugee attacked passengers with an axe and a knife. He was shot and killed during an altercation with police after fleeing the scene, a Bavarian police spokesman told ABC News. The three injured are in serious condition, one is less serious, and 14 others were being treated for shock, according to the spokesman. Police said the incident occurred on a local train heading towards Würzburg at Heidingsfeld, in Bavaria. Joachim Hermann, the interior minister of Bavaria, said investigators found a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State group in the attacker’s room. Hermann told a German TV Station that he didn’t rule out the possibility that one of the victims could die in the attack. He said that a special police unit was rerouted to the scene and apprehended the attacker in Heidingsfeld. “Completely by chance there was a special police unit working in Würzburg which immediately rerouted,” Hermann said. “They apprehended the attacker in Heidingsfeld. There, presumably, the attacker then turned on police with his knife or axe and so the police officers opened fire and shot the attacker.” (GMA) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .
U.S.ABC News VideosTake a Tour of a Colorado Marijuana Farm
ABC News’ Clayton Sandell visits the ‘Honey Cellar’ in Boulder, Colorado. Had inkling saying no here at ABC news thanks for coming back we were just on FaceBook live. At a marijuana. Grow house in a lab we’ve got to see kind of from seed. Two. Processing
ScienceAssociated PressGroup clones California’s huge trees to fight climate change
At the foot of a giant sequoia in California’s Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more than 20 stories into the dizzying canopy of a tree that survived thousands of years, enduring drought, wildfire and disease. The two are among a cadre of modern day Johnny Appleseeds who believe California’s giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on Earth — and that propagating them will help reverse climate change, at least in a small way. The cloning expedition to Camp Nelson, a mountain community about 100 miles southeast of Fresno, was led by David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
WorldReutersChina upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet
China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop making “groundless accusations” against China in its party platform, which says China practices cultural genocide in Tibet and has ludicrous claims in the South China Sea. China’s government has generally avoided making direct comments about the election, wary of being seen to interfere, though in April Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump an “irrational type” due to his tariffs proposal on imported Chinese goods. In an English-language statement issued via the official Xinhua news agency on Thursday, the ministry said the Republican platform contained “accusations about China on issues related to Taiwan, Tibet, trade and the South China Sea” and are an interference in China’s internal affairs.
The Clinton machine has done a spectacular job of keeping most of these stories quiet, but as the spotlight grows brighter, new details are emerging.
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