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For 8 summer nights, 2 starkly different visions of America

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:32am

For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America.

Insurer's demise forces Ohioans to find new coverage

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:31am

Thousands of Ohioans have sought new health insurance this summer as their financially troubled carrier winds down operations, an inconvenience that could come with a higher price tag.

Nonprofit ensures seniors _ and their pets _ don't go hungry

Leslie Moses, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:31am

He thinks he'd be in a nursing home without it.

Beer sales at Iowa college football games discussed

William Petroski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:31am

A debate is brewing over expanding beer sales at Iowa college football games.

Chattanooga Filipino community to be celebrated at feast

Lynda Edwards, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:30am

The first wave of Chattanooga's Filipino immigrants were nursing students who came here back in the 1970s to attend school and fill America's urgent need for nurses at the time. Filipino nurses still come here to study but so do Filipino engineers, teachers and other professionals.

Wisconsin doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms

Bryna Godar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:11am

Wisconsin is leading the way in dairy goat farming in the U.S. and will soon be home to two of the largest goat dairies in the world.

Duke seeks return to political relevance on Trump coattails

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:51am

It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to that of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Former governor, WWII ambassador to Britain getting his due

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:41am

Years after he faded into obscurity, John Gilbert Winant is getting his due.

Affluent Kansas City suburbs at center of political backlash

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:41am

Small-government Republican conservatives face a political backlash in Kansas because of the state's budget problems and battles over education funding, and the epicenter is in sprawling Kansas City suburbs where residents have cherished public schools for decades.

Dunes pavilion work stoppage not expected to delay opening

Tom Coyne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:30am

Work to refurbish and privatize a pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park to bring restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet center along Lake Michigan is temporarily on hold until the state Department of Natural Resources gets permission from the National Park Service to move ahead.

Security suddenly boosted at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport

Stephanie Van Den Berg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:11am

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suddenly boosted its security in a move authorities there have linked to the "national threat level," snarling traffic as military police check cars coming to drop passengers off.

John Hinckley's return to normalcy has been years in making

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:40am

Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago has progressively become more normal, with greater freedom outside a psychiatric hospital, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the record store where he whiles away so many hours.

Some 100 aircraft from 9 countries stage airshow in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:00am

Some 100 military and civilian airplanes and helicopters from nine countries have begun daring air exercises at an airshow in the Romanian capital.

Former SC State interim leader named Voorhees president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:10am

The man who led South Carolina State University through its financial troubles has been named the new president at Voorhees College.

China slams higher European steel tariffs as unjustified

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:40am

Beijing has criticized new European tariffs on Chinese steel as "unjustifiable" protectionism coming just weeks after commerce ministers from G-20 nations pledged to promote free trade.

Officials encourage travelers not to shun Florida for Zika

Jennifer Kay and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:50am

There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time.

Clinton roars against Trump as a hacking distraction arises

Lisa Lerer and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:51pm

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign.

Flight info screens at Vietnam's 2 major airports hacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:00pm

Screens displaying flight information and the public address system at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked with derogatory messages against Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial row against China in the South China Sea.

Vegas water district purchasing agent indicted in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:10pm

A former Las Vegas Valley Water District purchasing agent has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges that she bought and shipped more than $6.7 million worth of printer supplies to a New Jersey company.

4 killed after small medical plane crashes in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:10pm

Four bodies were recovered from a medical transport plane that crashed early Friday in a densely forested mountain range in Northern California after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, authorities said.