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Simone Biles chosen as Team USA's flag bearer for Closing Ceremony

For Team USA, the Rio Olympics will be bookended by a pair of G.O.A.T.s.<p>That's the greatest of all time: the athletes that have so surpassed their …

Anti-Trump delegates consider several attempts to upend convention

By Ed O'Keefe<p>, Reporter<p>CLEVELAND — Delegates to the Republican National Convention infuriated with top party leaders are mulling several different ways to upend carefully laid plans for the start of the nationally televised party meetings on Monday.<p>The details of what exactly might happen and …

Donald Trump

Turkey allows US to resume Syria and Iraq airstrikes from Incirlik airbase

John Kerry addresses Turkey’s comments over the cleric Fethullah Gülen as countries’ fragile relationship grows more strained<p>Turkey has allowed US warplanes to resume airstrikes in Syria and Iraq from the Incirlik airbase, the Pentagon announced on Sunday, after a failed coup and arrests shut down …

New Hampshire police use Pokémon Go to lure fugitives to headquarters

The city of Manchester department’s Facebook post invited people to capture a rare character called Charizard in the booking area<p>Police in New Hampshire’s largest city are using Pokémon Go in an attempt to lure fugitives into their clutches.<p>Related: Pokémon Go: how the overnight sensation was 20 …

New Hampshire

Rebels fear Assad victory in Syria as noose tightens around Aleppo

Opposition groups brace for onslaught as US and Russia agree to cooperate, and Ankara sends peace feelers to Moscow and Damascus<p>Just over a month into Syria’s uprising in 2011, the leader of Lebanon’s Druze sect, Walid Jumblatt, travelled to Damascus to visit Syria’s then security tsar, Mohammed …

3 polls: Clinton maintains advantage over Trump

Hillary Clinton is maintaining a distinct advantage headed into the two national party conventions this month, according to three national polls out Sunday morning.<p>The surveys, timed for release on the Sunday morning public-affairs programs, all show Clinton with a single-digit lead, from 4 to 7 …

Facebook Sued After Richard Lakin Killed by Hamas Terrorists

TEL AVIV, Israel — Micah Lakin Avni believes Facebook shares responsibility for his dad's death at the hands of Palestinian militants and so is suing the social media behemoth for $1 billion.<p>Avni's father, 76-year-old retired Connecticut school principal Richard Lakin, died two weeks after being …

Social Media

Baton Rouge shooting: 3 officers dead; shooter was Missouri man, sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7.<p>Louisiana State Police …

Tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

The company is aiming for its second ground landing afterward<p>Tonight, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. And as usual, the company will attempt to land the vehicle back on Earth …

Space Travel

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster

On December 4, 2015, NYPD officers in New York’s 73rd precinct received alerts on their mobile phones from a new high technology “shot-spotter” …

Party conventions have a long history of getting out of control

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland begins Monday amid heightened tensions over race, police violence and one of the most divisive presidential candidates in decades.<p>As party representatives try to prevent a floor fight over the nomination of Donald Trump, police and protesters are …

Democratic National Convention

Perpetrator of Nice terror attack asked for 'more weapons' before rampage began, authorities say

French police arrested two more suspects Sunday in connection with a truck attack that killed 84 people in this southern French resort, amid new reports that the 31-year-old assailant sent a mysterious text message asking for "more weapons" just before the rampage.<p>French prosecutors in Paris said …

Tesla is Rethinking Its Radar System to Better Prevent Crashes

In the wake of the first fatality of a driver using autonomous features, Tesla Motors is working to make changes to the radar system in its vehicles. …

Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies

<b>(CNN) —</b> A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.<p>The images, taken by MeerKAT telescope, are an indication of the detail the southern hemisphere's most powerful radio telescope may be able to provide when …

Universe

Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

Late-night encounter and teen saying 'Did you get anything?' set off the shooter<p>Orlando police say a Florida man fired at two teenage <i>Pokémon Go</i> players very early on Saturday morning, believing they were looking for a house to rob. No one was injured.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported the incident …

'Thailand is closed to sex trade', says country’s first female tourism minister

Thailand has promised to eradicate its notorious sex tourism industry as it attempts to reinvent itself as a female-friendly travel destination.<p>Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the country’s first female tourism minister, made the pledge following a series of police raids on Thai brothels last month, amid …

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as one. We just need to heed a certain call.<p>Here is footage that shows that something has the …

These Are Some of the Best Drone Photos in the World

"...after the drone came out from the clouds the view was spectacular and got me completely astonished and, without brea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francesco …

Armenia police station stormed in Yerevan with hostages taken

<b>An armed group has stormed a police station in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, taking hostages and calling for the release of "political prisoners".</b><p>One policeman has been killed.<p>The group released a video demanding opposition leader Jirair Sefilian and a number of others be freed, and urging supporters …

Nice Attack Investigation: Two More Detained After Truck Massacre

NICE, France — Two more suspects were detained for questioning early Sunday in connection with the Nice truck attack, officials said, amid lingering questions over whether the killer had accomplices.<p>The Paris prosecutor's office told NBC News that a man and a woman were taken into custody for …

Obama delivered a clear signal of support for Turkey's 'democratically elected government'

The White House said that Obama called US Secretary of State John Kerry late on Friday night to discuss the unfolding events in Turkey.<p>The White House said in a readout of the call:<p>"The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically elected government of …

South Asia

VIEWER GUIDE: Convention to show GOP's love-hate for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party consummates its love-hate relationship with Donald Trump at its national convention this week in Cleveland. …