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NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events? NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality...
MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando. Second Amendment Sports in McHenry, Illinois, is selling tickets for $5 to win an AR-15 rifle similar to the one gunman Omar Mateen used...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend's limbs when he emptied 24 rounds from his 9 mm handgun at police and firefighters who were responding to a fire in his apartment...
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A military post near Washington says a lockdown has been lifted, except for the medical building where an active shooter was reported...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile (2.8...
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that firsts responders are on the scene to secure the base that is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and that first responders are now on scene to secure the base. The base instructed all personnel...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday. M. Neil Jones Sr., 60, was a valet supervisor who worked at...
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. The nation's first presidential library was officially dedicated on June 30, 1941, in Hyde Park, FDR's hometown located...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string...