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Trump unity plea..."Beyond horrific" police video...Olympic cauldron lit



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying Republicans must unite, Donald Trump has formally endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan, after four days of withholding his support. Speaking at a Friday night rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump also threw his support behind Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, with whom he has sparred.

CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for the family of an 18-year-old suspect who was slain by Chicago police says the police video of the shooting is "beyond horrific." Attorney Michael Oppenheimer says Paul O'Neal's family was distraught after watching the body camera and dashcam videos that were released to the public on Friday. He says the videos show that police took "street justice into their own hands" when they killed O'Neal. An autopsy showed that O'Neal died of a gunshot wound to the back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors have brought tougher charges against former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca (BAH'-kuh) just days after he withdrew his guilty plea in a corruption probe. A grand jury indicted Baca on Friday charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and lying to federal investigators. The indictment followed Baca's decision this week to withdraw his guilty plea to lying to federal authorities and face trial on charges he tried to thwart an FBI investigation of civil rights abuses at the jails he ran.

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Police in Carrollton, Georgia, say a father who's being charged with manslaughter in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls had been drinking before he left them in a hot car. Witnesses heard screams and saw the man running as he carried the toddlers from the parking lot in front of their home to an inflatable pool out back. Neighbors joined in a frantic, unsuccessful effort to revive the girls. Temperatures had been in the 90s.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei De Lima has lit the cauldron at the Rio Games. De Lima was one of the suspected candidates after native soccer legend Pele revealed earlier Friday that health problems would keep him from attending the opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium. De Lima was leading the 2004 race at the Athens Games when a protester attacked and disrupted his run. De Lima wound up finishing third, but has been lauded for how he's handled the incident.

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