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A campaign rally site for Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is empty and littered with debris Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.

Authorities hunt for clues, but motive of man who tried to assassinate Donald Trump remains elusive

A campaign rally site for Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is empty and littered with debris Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.

July 15, 2024, 6:53am Latest News

The 20-year-old man who tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump first came to law enforcement’s attention at Saturday's rally when spectators noticed him acting strangely outside the campaign event. The tip sparked a frantic search but officers were unable to find him before he managed to get on a roof, where… Read story

A worker cleans solar panels installed on the roof of the traditional Gedhe market in Klaten, Central Java, June 20, 2024.

Are solar panels a good investment? New Berkeley study offers an answer

A worker cleans solar panels installed on the roof of the traditional Gedhe market in Klaten, Central Java, June 20, 2024.

July 15, 2024, 6:22am Nation & World

Solar power panels have long seemed an appealing option in California, a state with lots of sunny days that adores its electronic gadgetry and environment, yet is saddled with the highest residential electricity rates in the continental U.S. Read story

Vermont floods heighten concerns over state’s aging dams

July 15, 2024, 6:03am Nation & World

The latest flooding in Vermont has added fresh urgency to concerns about the hundreds of dams in the state, a third of which are more than a century old. Read story

Mishandled bodies, mixed-up remains prompt tougher funeral home regulations

July 15, 2024, 5:41am Nation & World

The headlines were the stuff of nightmares. Read story

Mississippi lacks Black doctors, even as lawmakers increasingly target diversity programs

July 15, 2024, 5:26am Nation & World

Jerrian Reedy was 9 when his father was admitted to the hospital in Hattiesburg, about two hours northeast of New Orleans, after sustaining three gunshot wounds. Reedy recalled visiting his dad in the intensive care unit that summer in 2009, even though children weren’t typically permitted in that part of… Read story

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

July 14, 2024, 3:00pm Nation & World

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and bestselling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died. She was 96. Read story

Sister of North Korean leader Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

July 14, 2024, 2:31pm Nation & World

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling North Korea would soon resume flying trash-carrying balloons across the border. Read story

FILE - Richard Simmons speaks to the audience before the start of a summer salad fashion show at Grand Central Terminal in New York on June 2, 2006. Simmons, a fitness guru who urged the overweight to exercise and eat better, died Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the age of 76.

Richard Simmons, a fitness guru who mixed laughs and sweat, dies at 76

FILE - Richard Simmons speaks to the audience before the start of a summer salad fashion show at Grand Central Terminal in New York on June 2, 2006. Simmons, a fitness guru who urged the overweight to exercise and eat better, died Saturday, July 13, 2024, at the age of 76.

July 14, 2024, 2:30pm Nation & World

Richard Simmons, television's hyperactive court jester of physical fitness who built a mini-empire in his trademark tank tops and short shorts by urging the overweight to exercise and eat better, died Saturday. He turned 76 on Friday. Read story

An Israeli soldier moves on the top of a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border, as seen from southern Israel, Sunday, July 14, 2024.

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks haven’t paused and claims military chief survived Israeli strike

An Israeli soldier moves on the top of a tank near the Israeli-Gaza border, as seen from southern Israel, Sunday, July 14, 2024.

July 14, 2024, 2:00pm Latest News

Hamas said Sunday that Gaza cease-fire talks continue and the group’s military commander was in good health, a day after the Israeli military targeted Mohammed Deif with a massive airstrike that local health officials said killed at least 90 people, including children. Read story

FILE - Shannen Doherty attends the G-Star Fall 2010 collection, in New York, on Feb. 16, 2010. Doherty, the &quot;Beverly Hills, 90210&quot; star, has died, Saturday, July 13, 2024. She was 53.

Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star, dies at 53

FILE - Shannen Doherty attends the G-Star Fall 2010 collection, in New York, on Feb. 16, 2010. Doherty, the &quot;Beverly Hills, 90210&quot; star, has died, Saturday, July 13, 2024. She was 53.

July 14, 2024, 1:59pm Latest News

Shannen Doherty, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star whose life and career were roiled by illness and tabloid stories, has died at 53. Read story