At least 120 killed when earthquake strikes central Italy BBC News: At least 120 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake stuck central Italy, according to the country’s civil protection unit.
US Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Agrees to Pay $11K to Avoid Prosecution in Rio: US Olympic swimmer to pay $11,000 to avoid prosecution in robbery scandal US Olympic gold medalist Jimmy Feigen has agreed to pay nearly $11,000 to charity in order to leave Brazil following accusations he and three teammates fabricated a robbery story.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Found Guilty: NBC10 Philadelphia: Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted Monday of all nine counts in a perjury and obstruction case related to a grand jury leak.
Michael Phelps Wins One for the Road: The New York Times: In his final Olympic race, Michael Phelps helped the American team win gold in the 4x100 medley relay.
Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Return, Pressuring Donald Trump to Follow: Clinton campaign releases 2015 federal income tax returns Hillary and Bill Clinton paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34% in 2015 and donated nearly 10% of their gross income to charity, according to tax returns Clinton’s campaign released Friday.
The Typical Home in San Jose Now Costs More Than $1 Million: A typical home in San Jose, Calif., now costs $1 million, a first for a US city.
USA women romp to Rio Olympics gymnastics team gold: USA Today: U.S.A. women’s gymnastics won a gold medal Tuesday in the team event at the Rio Olympics.
A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases: The Indy Star: USA Gymnastics failed to report many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches over several years even as it kept complaint files on more than 50 coaches.
Supreme Court issues stay in transgender bathroom case, blocking teen’s use of boys’ bathroom: Supreme Court blocks order allowing transgender student to use boys’ bathroom The US Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court order requiring a Virginia school board to allow a transgender student to use the boys’ bathroom until the high court decides whether to hear the case.
President Obama commutes sentences of 214 people BuzzFeed News: President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 people serving federal sentences Wednesday, the most commutations issued in a single day in more than a century.
Passenger Jet Burns on Runway After 'Accident' During Landing: NBC News: An Emirates jet carrying 275 people burned on the runway at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday after what the airline described as an “accident.” Follow updates at Breaking News.
Anton Yelchin's parents sue Fiat Chrysler over son's death: ABC7: The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law: NC federal appeals court strikes down NC voter ID law @politico: A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina voter identification law, saying the law was “passed with racially discriminatory intent” for requiring voters to show certain types of photo ID at the polls.
Governor: 4 new Zika cases likely came from Fla. mosquitoes: @usatoday: For the first time in the US, 4 people have likely contracted Zika virus from mosquito bites.
FBI probes hack of Democratic National Committee’s emails Politico: The FBI has launched a probe into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails.
Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as running mate: The New York Times: Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday.
10 dead, including suspected gunman in Munich shooting: The Associated Press: Police in Munich say 10 people were killed, including the likely attacker, in the shooting in the Bavarian capital Friday.
New York Police Standoff Ends Peacefully at Columbus Circle: New York Times: A suspect who police say threw a suspicious object into a police van in New York’s Times Square was peacefully taken into custody Thursday morning ending an hours-long standoff after he barricaded himself inside a car at Columbus Circle.
Melania Trump speechwriter admits 'mistake' in lifting Michelle Obama lines | Fox News: Fox News: A staffer for Melania Trump has issued an explanation and apology for Melania Trump’s RNC speech that used passages from a 2008 DNC convention speech by Michelle Obama.
Wada: Russian government oversaw widespread doping in Olympic sports – live!: The Guardian: The Russian government worked to cover-up its athletes’ doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics and swapped athletes’ samples to avoid detection, an independent report has found.