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Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on migrants in Germany

MUNICH (AP) — A German court found the main defendant guilty Wednesday in a string of neo-Nazi killings more than a decade ago — a high-profile trial that raised fresh questions about the treatment of migrants at a time when Germany is grappling with an unprecedented influx of refugees and ...

Execution nixed after firm objects to use of its drug

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted killer who wants to die rather than spend his life in prison was about an hour from eating his final meal Wednesday when he found out a Nevada judge had indefinitely delayed his execution after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs ...

Late-life high blood pressure may harm brain, study says

By The Associated Press Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Now, a study that used their gifts is giving some clues. It ...

How and when to take probiotics for gut health

Dear Dr. Roach: With the current focus on gut health, I have been hearing a lot about probiotic supplements. Who should take them? Does the number of bacteria matter more than the types listed on the container? Does one take them daily, for a brief time period, or for extended time periods? — ...

Dems meet high court pick with mixed message

WASHINGTON — Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, says it’s all about health care. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., worries about the impact on the special counsel investigation. And Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., sees an assault that could set women’s rights back ...

Trump’s Supreme Court pick aimed at cementing his legacy

WASHINGTON — With fanfare befitting the nation’s pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett ...

Ramos hits 3-run shot, keys Rays in victory over Tigers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilson Ramos is on a roll lately, and so are the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramos hit a three-run homer, five Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night. The Rays (47-44) moved three games above .500 for the first ...

Police: Woman assaulted at home of star RB LeSean McCoy

By The Associated Press Police acknowledged Tuesday that a woman was assaulted during a home invasion at a suburban Atlanta house owned by NFL star LeSean McCoy, hours after graphic posts on social media accused the Buffalo Bills running back of bloodying his former girlfriend. One female ...

‘This is really happening’: Serena makes semis

LONDON (AP) — There are moments in which nothing at all seems different about Serena Williams, moments such as when she unleashed a 109 mph service winner to even her Wimbledon quarterfinal at a set apiece, leaned forward and yelled, loudly as can be, “Cooome ooon!” Or when, about 10 ...

Reds rally for 7 in ninth, stun Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night. Indians closer Cody Allen (2-4) allowed six runs after getting two outs in the ...

Gaviria beats Sagan to claim 2nd Tour win on Stage 4

SARZEAU, France (AP) — Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan have turned the first four days of the Tour de France into an enthralling duel of rising star versus world champion. And Tour newcomer Gaviria is winning so far. Gaviria edged Sagan at the finish line to claim Stage 4 on Tuesday and ...

France blanks Belgium, reaches final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They’re young, they’re brash and they’re collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance. Les Bleus are headed to the World ...

M. marinum bacteria exposure comes via water

Dear Dr. Roach: I read your recent column about “flesh-eating bacteria.” Is it in any way related to Mycobacterium marinum? My son is having multiple surgeries due to this, which finally and correctly was diagnosed after many weeks. It came on slowly over months, and has caused his hand ...

Vera A. Willis

Vera A. Willis, 101, of Norwalk, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at Heritage Village, Clyde. She was born July 21, 1916, in Haleyville, Alabama, to Dallas and Effie (Boyd) Dennis. She married Roy C. Willis May 12, 1933, in Haleyville, Alabama. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jean Burson of ...

‘Everyone is safe’

MAE SAI, Thailand — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand was complete — a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an ...

Company plans lunar landing

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries plan to launch their unmanned ...

Former OSU wrestlers defend Rep. Jim Jordan

COLUMBUS — Several ex-wrestlers at Ohio State University Tuesday countered allegations that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan turned a blind eye to alleged abuse of athletes by a former university team doctor decades ago. Some ex-wrestlers from the late 1980s and early 1990s have said in recent weeks ...

Attacks raise questions about NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for ...

Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court ...

NFL players union files grievance over anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association filed a grievance with the league Tuesday challenging its national anthem policy. The union says the new policy, which the league imposed without consulting with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on ...