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SECOND TERROR ATTACK FOILED Spanish police kill five suspects hours after Barcelona massacre

GONE INTO HIDING Rally organizer receives string of death threats

BOLSTERING BORDER Trump axes Obama-era immigrant ‘parole’ program

SWORDS IN THE STREETS Texas about to legalize open-carry of long blades

LAWMAKER UNDER FIRE Liberal state sen: I hope Trump is assassinated

Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on Charlottesville - STARNES: Not about Civil War, it’s about silencing Trump supporters - Duffy: Constituents are 'absolutely' still behind Trump - Pro-Trump candidate blasts CNN host on Charlottesville

Commanding officer of Navy warship in deadly collision relieved of duty

MS-13 gang members in New York hacked teen to death to boost 'stature,' cops say

Sticker Shock: Iowa's only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase

Trans sign outside Illinois store defended as 'satire'

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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona
Five suspected terrorists are shot dead in Cambrils after a van attack in Barcelona killed 13 people.

Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues
The president says history and culture is "being ripped apart" by the removal of Confederate statues.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy to discipline dozen sailors
The destroyer was damaged in a collision off Japan in June, in which seven sailors were killed.

Australia citizenship: Sixth MP in eligibility trouble
A government senator refers herself to the nation's High Court over her UK dual citizenship.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns
Vishal Sikka was appointed in June 2014 and tasked with turning around the struggling business.

Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS
Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says
A top US general gives a bleak assessment of a military response but says it remains a possibility.

Texas: Video of invasive search shows 'rape by cop', says lawyer
The woman's lawyer says it amounts to "rape by cop" but charges against two officers were dropped.

South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe
Police are instructed to stop Zimbabwe's first lady, accused of assault, from leaving South Africa.

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section
The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.

Video shows horrific aftermath in Barcelona
Cellphone video shows victims strewn across the pavement and police arriving at the scene after a van plows into a crowd of tourists in Barcelona on Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Markets eye Cohn amid Trump's Charlottesville fallout
As rebukes fly at President Donald Trump from all sides for his response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, sources say top economic adviser Gary Cohn is among the staffers most offended.

Yazidi boy reunites with mother in Winnipeg
A 12-year-old Yazidi boy was reunited with his mother Thursday morning at the Winnipeg airport, three years after being captured by Islamic State. Colette Luke has more.

Barcelona incident has 'hallmarks of a terrorist attack': Tillerson
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his condolences for the loss of life in the Barcelona attack on Thursday and said the U.S. stands ready to help Spanish authorities deal with the crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Russian 3D-printed satellite deployed in space for first time
Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy begin a scheduled six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station, deploying a Russian 3D-printed satellite in space for the first time. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks
MADRID -- Moody's downgraded the debt of 30 Spanish banks Thursday but left untouched the ratings of the country's three largest banks, highlighting the weaknesses in Spain's financial system a day after the government in neighboring Portugal fell.

Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns
LONDON -- Markets on Thursday brushed aside mounting speculation that Portugal would soon be tapping a European bailout fund amid hopes that the continent's debt crisis may be about to claim its final scalp - for now.

Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance
NEW YORK -- It might be inconceivable to small business owners that a disaster hundreds or thousands of miles away could shut them down. But the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have interrupted shipments of parts and finished goods to companies in the U.S., and sent many of them to call their...

Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year
DUBLIN -- Ireland's economy shrank in 2010 for the third straight year and the yields on Irish bonds rose to euro-era highs Thursday amid fears that the cost of rescuing the country's failed banks will overwhelm its finances even with the international bailout.

Quote of the Day

Miguel de Cervantes
From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment. Discuss

Ambrose Bierce
I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection.

Francis Bacon
By indignities men come to dignities.

This Day in History

Genghis Khan Dies (1227)
Though infamous for slaughtering entire cities and destroying fields and irrigation systems, Genghis Khan is admired for his military brilliance. The emperor-warrior consolidated nomadic tribes into a unified Mongolia and led them to conquer much of Asia from the Pacific coast to Eastern Europe. He died on a military campaign in China, and the empire was divided. The circumstances of his death are unclear. According to legend, how did his descendants ensure that his grave would remain hidden? Discuss

Miles Davis's Kind of Blue Is Released (1959)
Recorded in just two sessions in the spring of 1959, Miles Davis's Kind of Blue is widely considered to be one of the most important jazz albums ever produced. Davis assembled a group of talented musicians—including saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Bill Evans—and gave them minimal instructions before recording. Possibly the best-selling jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue is notable for having left out something considered to be the backbone of earlier jazz composition—what?

First Issue of Sports Illustrated Is Published (1954)
The first issue of Sports Illustrated—featuring Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat—was published in 1954. The brainchild of Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, it became one of the most influential sports magazines in America. Though Sports Illustrated originally covered a wide range of sports, including hunting and yachting, today it focuses on major sports, such as football and baseball. When was the annual swimsuit issue first published?

Word of the Day

gullible
Definition: (adjective) Easily deceived or duped. Synonyms: fleeceable, green. Usage: Maddie was a gullible young girl, and we easily convinced her that our homely history teacher was actually a runaway princess in disguise. Discuss

laic
Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to the laity. Synonyms: lay, secular. Usage: He was a laic leader, but many of his followers believed him to be a prophet.

lore
Definition: (noun) Accumulated facts, traditions, or beliefs about a particular subject. Synonyms: traditional knowledge. Usage: He had taught the children something of the forest lore that he had himself learned from Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell, and knew that in their dire hour they were not likely to forget it.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

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9 Summer Items You Need to Throw Out Right Now
Professional organizer Jamie Novak ID's the summer-themed clutter taking up physical and mental space in your life.

This Closet Decluttering Trick Is So Simple, Youll Wonder How You Never Thought of It Before
Keeping your clothes closet clutter free can be challenging. Tucked between the tops and tees you wear are the suits, sweaters, and skirts you don't....

9 Things to Know Before You Self-Clean Your Oven
Some homeowners aren't sure when to use the self-cleaning feature on their ovens or how frequently. Joann Green owns Automatic Appliance Service Inc. in...

14 Dorm Room Essentials You Didnt Know You Needed, But You Totally Do
Dorm room shopping is tricky. Freshmen typically buy a bunch of things they'll never actually use, and returning college students are bound to leave a thing or two off the list. We've got you covered, though.

15 Things Under $20 That Will Radically Improve Your Life—Seriously
Peel an avocado painlessly, erase zits overnight, and Never. Drop. Your. Phone. Again.

O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art
More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with O.J. Simpson during his sensational arrest and murder trial. Ben Gruber reports.

O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art
More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with O.J. Simpson during his sensational arrest and murder trial. Ben Gruber reports.

Obi Wan Kenobi to get own film - reports
Film publication The Hollywood Reporter say that British director Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct a Star Wars movie surrounding Obi Wan Kenobi. Rollo Ross reports.

Michael Moore says Trump is 'going to get us all killed'
The filmmaker makes his Broadway debut in his one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender." Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

"Stage" division tango dancers shine at annual festival
Dancers battle for the "stage" category finals at the World Tango Festival and Championship in Buenos Aires. Roselle Chen reports.

Standing United
The entire Ancestry family is horrified and appalled by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville. We not only condemn the violence that occurred but are deeply disturbed by the ideologies of the white supremacist groups who marched there. As a company, we believe in the importance of diversity, unity and acceptance, as well as Read More

New to Ancestry: Criminal and Prison Records from Chester County, Pennsylvania
Does your family tree have roots in colonial Pennsylvania? If it does, you may want to check out an index of Chester County criminal and prison records that Ancestry recently acquired. The collection includes five databases of records that have long been available on Chester County’s website. Some records date back to 1681, one year Read More

6 Tips for a Successful Family History Road Trip
As summer winds down, many of us will be hitting the road for one last trip. For some, the family vacation will also include some family history research. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it. Get Out There and Mingle August is prime time for county fairs and local festivals. Read More

When Is It Time to Hire a Professional Genealogist?
Ever stared at a car’s underbelly and had belated second thoughts about your decision to change the oil yourself? Or have you found yourself buried in complex financial documents on April 14, desperate to meet the impending tax deadline? Maybe you asked, “Why didn’t I just hire a professional to do this?” It can be Read More

The Hochstetler Massacre
When talking about family history, my mom would sometimes tell me the story of an Indian massacre. A distant ancestor of ours had been murdered by a neighboring Indian tribe. She couldn’t remember many details, and I’d always assumed her story was a myth. But while tracing a branch of my family tree back to Read More