The Latest: Belgium police attacker dies after being shot

CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) — The Latest on the attack against two female officers in Belgium (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Belgian police say a man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” while he attacked two female officers with a machete has died after being shot by police....

Trump-GOP Divisions Persist In Swing-state Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — So much for post-convention unity for Ohio Republicans. In a state that history shows is crucial for the GOP presidential nominee, there’s been a new round of divisions over Donald Trump. Since leaving Cleveland, the brash businessman has stoked his war of...

First gold medal in Rio goes to US shooter Virginia Thrasher

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — American shooter Virginia Thrasher has won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, capturing the women’s 10-meter air rifle. The 19-year-old capped a strong year. She became the first freshman to win both individual NCAA...

Air Algeria plane lands safely after technical fault

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algeria plane en route to Marseille has been forced to return to Algiers due to an unspecified technical failure. The airline said the plane landed safely in the Algerian capital Saturday around 30 minutes after takeoff and no one was injured....

Taliban's new commando force tests Afghan army's strength

AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A new elite Taliban force is proving its strength in the strategic southern province of Helmand, pointing to the insurgents’ ability to refine their battlefield techniques to match Afghanistan’s increasingly...

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

AP Photo/Alan Diaz TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 16 people have been...

ConAgra salmonella case nearing end a decade after outbreak

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — ConAgra Foods appears close to settling a federal criminal case stemming from a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of Americans who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter nearly a decade ago. It’s been more than 14 months since federal...

Ohio Students To Be Immunized Against Meningitis This Fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain students in Ohio who are returning to school this fall must be immunized against meningitis under a new law. The state’s health department says all incoming 7th graders must have one dose of the meningococcal vaccine, and all incoming 12th...

Ohio Theme Park Trying To Scare Up Some Seasonal Workers

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Like scaring people? Kings Island will pay you to do that. The theme park in southwest Ohio is interviewing for jobs for its annual Halloween Haunt that begins Sept. 23. Hundreds of monsters will emerge from darkness to scare visitors, but the park says...
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Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

AP Photo/Alan Diaz TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 15 people have been...