IS group claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) -- The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police....
The Latest: Shocked French town honors slain priest
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on a French church claimed by Islamic State group (all times local):...
Many factors make France the top IS terror target in Europe
PARIS (AP) -- When militants loyal to the Islamic State group seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with Tuesday's knife slaughter of a Catholic priest....
Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) -- A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death....
At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far
MOSCOW (AP) -- At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal....
Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions....
Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, urge gunmen to give up
GENEVA (AP) -- Syrian government forces on Tuesday called on opposition fighters in Aleppo to drop their weapons and surrender to authorities as they captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said....
AP PHOTOS: Mexican farmers using fireflies to save forest
Gunman kills doctor, then himself at Berlin hospital
BERLIN (AP) -- Officials say a man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital....
Pope to find a Catholic Poland out of step with his vision
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- When Pope Francis arrives in Poland this week for World Youth Day, he will meet a nation still deeply committed to its conservative Catholic traditions and to the memory of St. John Paul II, who inspired this country's successful struggle against communism in the 1980s....
In a joint interview with her vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton complained of a "Hillary standard" -- suggesting she's faced more scrutiny than other top-level politicians. Clinton cited "unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth" pointing to Republicans' criticism at their party's convention last week. When asked of Trump's moniker of "Crooked Hillary" she said "I'm not going to engage in that kind of insult fest that he seems to thrive on."
Was the Police union correct to condemn Clinton and the DNC for not inviting relatives of slain officers to speak while scheduling the mothers of people killed by police?