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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet speaks to the medias as he arrives at the scene of a hostage-taking at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France, on July 26, 2016.

ISIS Claims Attack on Church in France

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in France in which two attackers invaded a church near the Normandy city of Rouen and killed an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police

Japan Knife Attack

Hatred Behind Japan Attacker’s Stabbing Rampage

Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired. Months earlier, he reportedly gave a letter to Parliament outlining the plan

Drone Manufacture At Steadidrone Plant As Companies Explore Commercial Usage

Amazon's New Drone Trials in U.K. Rather Than U.S.

Amazon has permission from Britain's aviation regulator to test drones in a way the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. hasn't allowed. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said such regulation is the biggest obstacle to drone use

France Truck Attack

Two New Suspects Detained in Nice Truck Attack

Two new suspects have been detained in the investigation into the Bastille Day attack in Nice that killed more than 80 people. The Paris prosecutor's office said that two men are in custody

Views Of Sochi Ahead Olympic Games

10 Russian Athletes Banned from Rio

Seven Russian swimmers and three rowers have been banned from competing in the Olympics, according to statements issued by FISA and FINA, following the decision not to impose a blanket ban on athletes over a doping scandal

Australia Teen Detainee Abuse

Australia to Probe Abuse of Youth Offenders in Detention

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an investigation into the treatment of children in detention after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired footage showing abuses by guards. Turnbull said he was "deeply shocked" by the images

Recipient Regrets Years After a Double Hand Transplant

Seven years ago, Jeff Kepner became the first person to receive a double hand transplant in the United States. But Kepner’s transplanted hands have never worked. If he could, Kepner would have them removed, he told TIME in an exclusive interview

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

Refugees captured before passing into Chios of Greece

Turkey's Instability: E.U. Migrant Deal Questioned

Even before Turkey was thrown into crisis by a coup attempt, its deal with the European Union to stop migration westward was under strain: Turks did not get the visa-free travel they were promised, and Greece was overwhelmed with asylum claims

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