By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
August 1, 2015 10:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON — High-level talks to forge a 12-nation trade deal spanning the Pacific broke up Friday without resolving contentious disputes over Canadian dairy tariffs, the protection of cutting-edge drugs known as "biologics," and Japanese access to the North American automobile market.
By Chris Joyner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)
August 1, 2015 9:55 p.m.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — L.C. Thornton, a tall black man in a ball cap and sunglasses, trained his camera Saturday across a sea of waving Confederate flags attached to the beds of hundreds of pickup trucks and SUVs.
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press
August 1, 2015 3:51 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California became trapped by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was scouting an area to decide how best to attack the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.
By Gretel Johnston, dpa (TNS)
August 1, 2015 3:41 p.m.
The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force reported Saturday that the brother of Cecil, the lion hunted and killed in Zimbabwe by a wealthy American dentist, was also illegally shot and killed, but researchers tracking the animal said he was alive.
By BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press
August 1, 2015 3:27 p.m.
ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
By JULIE PACE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
August 1, 2015 3:14 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.
By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
August 1, 2015 3:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.
One check, from one donor, topped those results.