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Guns and the elderly: An under-the-radar public health hazard There’s still a sense of shock in Paul Schnell’s voice when he talks about two murders that happened in the suburban community of Maplewood, where he served as police chief. Both involved an elderly parent shooting an adult ...

A rescue mission needed at home

WASHINGTON — Perhaps no news story has grasped the American reading and television viewing public in recent days as has the frantic and successful effort by Thai official and volunteer first responders to rescue a dozen young boys and their soccer coach trapped in a below-ground cave. Amid ...

Spotlight

By Jay Bobbin, Zap2it Q: Though you’ve done series work in your native Australia, would you say “The Outpost” is the biggest project in your career to date? A: Yeah, this is the big break! I’ve been coming over to America for the last five years, auditioning and just fighting for ...

Risque pix not for work

Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman who’s been married for 35 years. About a year ago, to spice up our marriage, I started sending my husband seductive pictures of myself during the day. He really loved them and wanted more. Over time, the pictures I sent him got more daring. One of his ...

Horoscopes By Holiday

Industrious Virgo Moon Designers of robots strive to automate the uninteresting and tedious parts of life so humans can focus on more fulfilling and creative aspects. But finding fulfillment in tedium is among the chief human talents. Some say tedium is the birthplace of creativity! So if you ...

International

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he plans to earn less than half of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. "What we want is ...

National

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one ...

Minnesota

School identifies Minnesota teen fatally shot by deputies CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A high school principal has identified a 16-year-old student fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in suburban Minneapolis. Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson identified Archer Amorosi in a letter ...

People in the News

Earnhardt leads all-analyst NASCAR booth in N.H. NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular ...

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his waist, according to footage released Sunday from an officer's body-worn camera. Police ...

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles ...

Minnesota drive-ins struggle in evolving movie market

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Hollywood's demands and the changing economics of the film industry are making it tough for the owners of Minnesota's remaining drive-in movie theaters to make ends meet. There were nearly 80 drive-in theaters across the state in the 1950s, Minnesota Public Radio ...

Injuries at poultry processing plants often underreported

By HUIQI XU, MAUREEN STRODE, ANDREW WITHERS of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Meat and poultry processing workers often perform the same motions for hours at a time: pulling tenders off of chicken carcasses, tearing out their internal organs or ...

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press PARIS (AP) — It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy. France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on ...

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The three officers' wounds were not life-threatening, police ...

Joyful France wins World Cup

Beats Croatia 4-2 By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a ...

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break. Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs beat the sloppy San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep. Chicago ...

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's ...

Russian bots, trolls test waters

Ahead of US midterms By NAIRA DAVLASHYAN and ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The sponsors of the Russian "troll factory" that meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have launched a new American website ahead of the U.S. midterm election in November. ...

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