- Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 12:02 PM
The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born with Down syndrome.
- Outrage, caution from Latino stars in critical election year
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 11:32 AM
Celebrities are known to jump on political bandwagons, whether it's Oprah Winfrey cheering candidate Barack Obama in 2008 or Clint Eastwood and his GOP convention monologue deriding the president in 2012. While Republican nominee Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric on immigrants and wall-building might be expected to convert a wave of Latino stars into activists, the reaction has been cautious from some, fiery from others as Latino stars search out their own path in an extraordinary political year. Their involvement may be influenced by career concerns among the still-emerging Hollywood base of Latino entertainers, as well as the complex and thorny political heritage of Latin American immigrants.
- Hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashes in Texas
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 11:14 AM
Federal officials say a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it is unclear whether there are injuries or deaths.
- Wisconsin doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms
Associated Press, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 10:57 AM
Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation's leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state's rolling hills. It's earning another milk laurel in the face of increasing demand for goat cheese and milk: the most dairy goats in the U. S. That distinction will only stand to increase when two of the largest goat dairies in the world soon begin operating in northeast Wisconsin.
- Baylor's strict conduct code may have silenced rape victims
Associated Press, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 10:52 AM
The sexual assault scandal that took down Baylor University's president and revered football coach also found a problem with a bedrock of the school's faith-based education: a student conduct code banning alcohol, drugs and premarital sex that may have driven some victims into silence.
- Doping investigator faces 'deluge of requests' on Russians
Associated Press, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 10:43 AM
Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren says he is facing "a deluge of requests" to provide information on individual athletes implicated in his report on state-sponsored doping in Russia.
- Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 10:02 AM
Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement.
- Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack
Miami Herald, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 09:32 AM
The Philippine president has withdrawn a cease-fire order after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had given. …
- Stunt driver school trains for Georgia's film industry needs
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 08:40 AM
Stuntwoman Natalie Govin found work easily in South Florida — until funds for the state's film incentives program recently went dry. With more movies such as the "Furious" series and "Need for Speed" filmed in Georgia, Govin didn't want to get caught in Florida's drought.
- Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia
Associated Press, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 08:40 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Slovenia, a member of both the European Union and NATO, testing Western unity in maintaining sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine.
- Istanbul court releases hundreds of conscripts under arrest
Waco Tribune-Herald, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 07:32 AM
- Report: Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack
FOXNews, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 06:02 AM
Belgian media say police have arrested two brothers on suspicion of plotting an attack.
- Lincecum struggles again, Angels lose 6-2 to Red Sox
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 03:17 AM
Tim Lincecum is still trying to figure things out, and the Los Angeles Angels are content to let him work through it. Lincecum (2-5) continued to struggle in his comeback attempt, giving up four earned runs and five hits with four walks in the Angels' 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
- Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 02:17 AM
Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.
- 2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 01:49 AM
Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say.
- Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 07/30/2016 - 01:32 AM
The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.
- Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 07/29/2016 - 11:32 PM
Several dozen protesters have marched through downtown Dallas to protest police violence toward blacks while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a July 7 demonstration.