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Christopher Panichelli vacuums the stage carpet before the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016.
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No 'Gloom and Doom' at DNC

Democrats are promising a radically different tone at their convention from the “doom and gloom” of the GOP gathering in Cleveland last week. "Boy, was it depressing, it was all doom and gloom,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said

FBI Director James Comey listens during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2016.

FBI Launches Investigation Into DNC Email Hack

The FBI has begun an investigation into the Democratic National Committee's email hack, officials announced. "The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the organization said

Stef'an Strawder

Teen Basketball Star Killed in Nightclub Shooting

One of the two teenagers killed in a shooting at a Florida nightclub was a talented basketball player who was known by loved ones as the Stephen Curry of his town for his skills on the court, his family said. At least 15 others were injured in the shooting

Business Concepts

The Best Way to Delay Dementia Without Drugs

A new study provides the strongest evidence yet for the power of brain training to reduce the risk of dementia and possibly Alzheimer’s. Researchers compared different types of cognitive training head to head in the new study

Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd at the end of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016.

Trump Gets a Polling Bump From RNC

Donald Trump appears to have received a significant polling bounce after the RNC, with one poll giving the Republican presidential candidate a 3-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. A separate CBS News poll found 44% of Republican voters view the party as united


Verizon Agrees to Buy Yahoo for About $5 Billion

Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for about $4.83 billion, according to the telecommunications company. The deal "will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company," Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said

Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.

Clinton Team Plans to Attack Trump Like Romney at DNC

As they gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton, Democrats plan to take a lesson, if not outright direction, from their playbook for defeating the last wealthy Republican nominee, Mitt Romney — relentlessly cariacaturing him as an out-of-touch millionaire

Tour de France 2016's winner Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, at the end of the 113 km twenty-first and last stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 24, 2016.

Chris Froome Wins Third Tour de France

Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years. The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the largely ceremonial final stage

Video grab of emergency workers and vehicles following an explosion in Ansbach

ISIS Claims German Festival Suicide Bomber

A suicide bomber has been killed in an explosion in a bar in the German city of Ansbach. Police said 12 people were injured in the blast. "We are assuming it was an intentional explosion," a spokesperson for Bavaria's interior ministry said

California Wildfires

Wildfire Rages Through Southern California

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said

The Olympic flag and the Russian flag during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

IOC Won't Ban Russia From Rio Olympics

Olympic leaders stopped short of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio Games, assigning individual global sports federations the responsibility to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete

People light candles beside flowers laid in front of the Olympia shopping mall, where yesterday's shooting rampage started, in Munich

Munich Cops Spread False Information in Tweets

Officials in Munich put out tweets to keep citizens updated and safe last Friday. But after the massacre unfolded, leaving nine people dead and more than a dozen wounded, officers realized that many of their tweets had been wrong