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N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions

North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, attends the 23rd Asean Regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions, stepping up its rhetoric hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Pyongyang for its nuclear program.


US home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up

This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo shows a sign announcing that a home is for sale and under contract in Surfside, Fla. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for May is released. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses.


Patient kills doctor, commits suicide at Berlin hospital

A policewoman stands in front of a hospital following a shooting in Berlin on July 26, 2016A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack. A police spokeswoman told AFP that several shots were fired at a university hospital in the well-heeled southwestern Steglitz neighbourhood of the German capital. Berlin police later tweeted that the doctor had died of his wounds.


The Latest: Bavarian official demands more police

Flowers and candles have been placed in front of the main entrance of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (Olympia Shopping Mall) in Munich, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016, after a rampage that left numerous people dead and injured. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):


DuPont cost-cutting pushes it beyond Wall Street's 2Q hopes

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, the company name of Dupont appears above its trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dupont reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year.


Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

Curator Galit Bennett-Dahan talks about a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Israel's national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy who was burdened with some modern-day afflictions like osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said on Tuesday.


Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton." Dr. Dre has been cited after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man told them Dre pointed a handgun at him outside of his Malibu, California, home. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.


Evacuees return but huge California wildfire still raging

A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2016. A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire were cleared to go home, but firefighters still have huge work ahead Tuesday in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles.


Caterpillar 2Q results top Street, cuts 2016 profit outlook

FILE - This June 10, 2014, file photo, shows the Caterpillar logo on heavy, earth-moving equipment in Springfield, Ill. Caterpillar Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar's second-quarter performance beat Wall Street's expectations, despite weakness in the mining and oil and gas industries. But the company lowered its full-year adjusted profit guidance again, saying global economic growth remains subdued and isn't sufficient to drive improvement in most of the industries and markets it serves.


ANC woes pile up in South Africa mine massacre town ahead of poll

Members of a mining community sit outside their shacks in Nkaneng township, Marikana's informal settlement, in RustenburgBy Ed Stoddard MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - In the shantytowns around Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, where 34 striking miners were shot dead by police in 2012, residents say the ruling party has failed to keep a promise for basic services and could lose in next week's local polls. The vote will be a stern test for President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress who is facing a strong challenge from the opposition and an economy forecast to stagnate this year. Any defeats in the big population centres for the ANC in the Aug. 3 vote, could damage the party, in power since the end of white-minority rule in 1994, as it prepares for a presidential election in 2019.


The Latest: Muslim leader says 1 attacker on police radar

Map locates Rouen, France; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38 mm;PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):


The Latest: Trump gripes about hotel hot air

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times local):


First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.


UK council investigating employee who insulted Prince George

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George with the family dog Lupo, at Sandringham in Norfolk, England. Prince George celebrates his third birthday on July 22, 2016. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)LONDON (AP) — The British Council, which promotes British culture and values worldwide, said Tuesday it has started disciplinary procedures against an employee who went on a social media rant against Prince George.


Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festival

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Power 106's 'Cali Christmas' 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival Sept. 24 on the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall.


South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, left, speaks with President Salva Kiir, right, after Taban was sworn in, replacing opposition leader Riek Machar, at the presidential palace in Juba, South Sudan, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal in a country ravaged by civil war. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin)JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal in a country ravaged by civil war.


Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

Policemen return after rafter a raid on a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country's police chief said. (AP Photo)NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday that was used as a den by suspected Islamic militants, killing nine of them, the country's police chief said.


Conservation work completed on Auschwitz barracks

This image made available by he Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is a photo from July 2016 showing barracks at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau after a recent restoration. Half of the barracks were on display for more than 20 years at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., but were returned to Poland in 2013. Conservation work was finished in July and study groups will be able to start visiting the barracks in August. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum via AP)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum says conservation work has been completed on half of a wooden barracks that housed prisoners at the former Nazi German death camp during World War II.


Police: Patient shoots doctor, kills self at Berlin hospitalBERLIN (AP) — German police say a patient has apparently shot at a doctor and killed himself at a hospital in Berlin.Islamic State says church attack in France was carried out by two 'soldiers' from the groupBEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State says church attack in France was carried out by two 'soldiers' from the group.Aid group: Yemen's dialysis centers at a 'breaking point'SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that thousands of Yemeni patients in need of dialysis face a life-threatening satiation after their treatment centers have been pushed to a "breaking point" because of the ongoing conflict.Turkey's opposition warns against post-coup witch hunt

Under a portrait of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chairs the cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016. Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government. (Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's opposition leader warned Tuesday against a government witch hunt following Turkey's failed coup, saying it would cast a shadow on the democracy that those who opposed the insurrection tried to protect.


2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Somali soldier stand near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN's office in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.


Behind Democrats' email leak, U.S. experts see a Russian subplot

The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in WashingtonBy Mark Hosenball and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the Russian government is behind the theft and release of embarrassing emails from the Democratic Party, as U.S. officials have suggested, it may reflect less a love of Donald Trump or enmity for Hillary Clinton than a desire to discredit the U.S. political system. A U.S. official who is taking part in the investigation said that intelligence collected on the hacking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails released by Wikileaks on Friday "indicates beyond a reasonable doubt that it originated in Russia." The timing on the eve of Clinton's formal nomination this week for the Nov. 8 presidential election has raised questions about whether Russia may have been trying to hurt her, to help Trump, her Republican rival, or to fan populist sentiment against establishment politicians as it has sought to do across Europe in recent years.


Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floor

Ohio delegates Cynthia Cox deBoutinkhar, right, cries as Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)CBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach."


Suicide bombers hit peacekeeping base in Somali capital, 13 dead: policeSuicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab. "At least 13 people mostly security forces died in the two car bomb blasts," and 12 others were wounded, Abdiqadir Omar, a police officer told Reuters. Al Shabaab, an Islamist militant group linked to al Qaeda and fighting to topple Somalia's Western-backed government, said it set off two car bombs.AB InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slump

FILE - This combination of Associated Press undated file photos shows Budweiser beer in the aisles of Elite Beverages in Indianapolis, and Constellation Brands Corona beers displayed at a liquor store in Palo Alto, Calif. Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photos/File)LONDON (AP) — Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


World Bank pulls funding for Congo's Inga-3 hydropower project

To match feature CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/POWERThe World Bank has suspended funding for the long-delayed Inga-3 hydroelectric project in Democratic Republic of Congo following disagreements over the "strategic direction" of the project, it said in a statement late Monday. The $14 billion Inga-3 project along the Congo River will expand on two existing Inga hydroelectric dams and is part of an eight-stage Grand Inga project that would produce a record 44,000 megawatts (MW) at an estimated cost of $50-80 billion. The World Bank had agreed to a $73.1 million grant for the project in 2014, of which 6 percent had been disbursed before the suspension.


Star Wars set door 'could have killed' Ford, court hears

US actor Harrison Ford suffered a broken left leg on the set of "Star Wars" after he was pinned down by a heavy, metal-framed door during filming at Pinewood Studios near LondonHollywood star Harrison Ford could have been killed by a hydraulic door on a "Star Wars" movie set, a court heard Tuesday, as the Disney-owned production company admitted to safety breaches. Ford, then aged 71, suffered a broken left leg on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship after he was pinned down by the heavy, metal-framed door during filming at Pinewood Studios near London. The court heard that in the incident on June 12 2014, Ford had been walking backwards through the portal, believing the set was not live and the vertically-sliding door would not close -- but it was remotely activated by someone.


Turkish military a fractured force after attempted coup

Turkish soldiers salute during a ceremony marking the 87th anniversary of Victory Day at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in AnkaraBy Humeyra Pamuk and Gareth Jones ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Just weeks ago, Commander Adem Huduti was inspecting Turkish troops on the Syrian border and being praised in the media for his role in the fight against Islamic State and Kurdish militants. Now, the head of Turkey's second army, responsible for its borders with Syria and Iraq, is in prison in Duzce, some 216 km (134 miles) east of Istanbul, the most senior serving general arrested for suspected involvement in a failed military coup. "The Turkish military is now a broken force and it will take years for it to heal," said Aaron Stein, resident fellow at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, whose research focuses on Turkey and regional security.


2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead

In this grab made from video, police officers speak to a driver as they close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said. The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. (BFM via AP)PARIS (AP) — Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.


Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

Stephanie White, right, holds a photograph of her son Stef'an Strawder during an interview in her home in Lehigh Acres, Fla., Monday, July 25, 2016. Strawder, 18, was killed in the deadly shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday. Police said the gunfire, which erupted at a swimsuit-themed party for teens, was not an act of terrorism. At left is Kasey Jones. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.


Indian shotputter fails drugs test before Rio Olympics

"I am being targeted and it's a clear case of conspiracy against me. My sample has been tampered with," shotputter Inderjeet Singh saidShotputter Inderjeet Singh on Tuesday became the second Indian athlete to fail a drugs test in recent days, embroiling the nation's Olympic squad in a doping scandal before next month's Rio Games. My sample has been tampered with," Singh, a gold medal winner at the Asian Athletics Championships last year, said in a statement. "I have been framed because I am outspoken," the 28-year-old also told Indian TV stations.


Knife attacker in Japan kills 19 in their sleep at disabled center

A facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, is seen in SagamiharaBy Elaine Lies and Kwiyeon Ha SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were wounded in the attack at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility in Sagamihara town, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo. "This is a very heart-wrenching and shocking incident in which many innocent people became victims," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference in Tokyo.


The Latest: Archbishop of Rouen: Slain priest was 84PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):Miami mother tells court missing toddler is deadMIAMI (AP) — Miami police are continuing to search for a missing 2-year-old, even though the child's mother has told a judge that the child died.Brexit rewrites UK budget rules as borrowing set for first big rise since 2010

File photo of Philip Hammond attending a roundtable at the Bank of China head office building in BeijingBy David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new Chancellor Philip Hammond seeks to 'reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. Ratings agencies and economists widely expect borrowing to rise materially next year for the first time since 2010, as Hammond has to call time - temporarily - on the austerity which dominated his predecessor George Osborne's six years in office. After taking office two weeks ago, Hammond said the darker post-Brexit outlook meant policies the Conservative government had pursued since 2010 needed to change - and economists are now starting to put numbers on what this might mean.


Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73CAIRO (AP) — One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73.Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wildfire

A fire fighter is sprayed with retardant as a helicopter makes a drop as emergency workers continue to battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of California residents were allowed to return home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it raged through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. About 300 miles (480 km) to the north, though, another fire ravaged a hilly area near the scenic coastal city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, churning through 16,100 acres (6,500 hectares) and destroying 20 homes and two outbuildings, authorities said. The so-called Soberanes Fire, burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, threatened 1,650 structures by Monday evening and was only 10 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said.


The Latest: Sarandon waits to be convinced to back Clinton

Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times local):


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