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Made in America festival gears up for final day

Made in America festival: Day Two. The final day of the Budweiser-sponsored downtown music festival in Grand Park outside City Hall gets underway at noon Sunday and runs until 11 p.m. Continue reading

Missing snow globe leads to dropped murder charge

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Putin calls for talks about ‘statehood’ in eastern Ukraine

The presidents of the European Commission and Ukraine cautioned Russia against escalating the conflict in eastern Ukraine Saturday. (NEWS.GNOM.ES) MOSCOW — As European leaders delayed new sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Sunday for talks that included the issue of “statehood” in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are trying to throw off the government in Kiev Continue reading

Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

CNN By Mark Morgenstein and Faith Karimi (CNN) — When you think of potentially fatal threats at the beach, you probably think of sharks or riptides. You probably don’t worry about the sand Continue reading

Why Buffett’s son bought Rosa Parks’ papers

The Congressional Gold Medal (left) and Presidential Medal of Freedom (right) are among the items left by Rosa Parks, who died in 2005. Continue reading

Five Stories You’ll Care About In Politics This Week

You may have spent your summer grabbing ice cream cones with Rick Perry , or hopping rides with Paul Ryan aboard the Romney bus, or looking for Mary Landrieu ’s house, or finding new ways to thank the Koch brothers. Regardless, it’s back to business now, with campaign season starting and President Obama going just where red-state Democrats want him: Estonia. Actually, he’ll work in a (semi-)political stop before his foreign trip, as a still chaotic issue mix awaits the fall push for control of Congress Continue reading

China: No Open Nominations For Hong Kong Leader

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong’s leader, saying they would create a “chaotic society.” Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city “will definitely happen.” In setting tight limits on how far electoral reforms can go in Hong Kong, Beijing issued its firmest reminder yet that it’s still in charge despite the substantial autonomy it promised the city after taking control from Britain in 1997. The guidelines laid down by China’s communist leaders ratchet up the potential for a showdown pitting Beijing against Hong Kong democracy supporters, a group that represents a broad swath of society, including students, religious leaders and financial workers. Continue reading

Lego blocks help police solve 1991 murder

John Sansing, on death row in Arizona for a 1998 murder, has been charged in the murder of Lucille Johnson, who was bludgeoned to death in 1991. (Arizona Department of Corrections) A Lego toy brick has helped Utah police crack a 23-year-old cold case, Fox 13 reported. Police recovered some Legos while investigating the 1991 murder of 78-year-old Lucille Johnson, who was bludgeoned inside her Holladay, Utah, home. Continue reading

Rogers: Obama’s inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Sunday that President Obama’s inertia on whether to launch airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria is part of an overall foreign policy failure that is empowering China, North Korea, Russia and other rival nations Continue reading

NATO summit ‘most important’ since fall of Berlin Wall

Demonstrators march during a protest attended by about 600 people ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit 2014, in Newport, Wales, Britain, on Aug. Continue reading