The star power heated up in Philadelphia for the raucous first day of the Democratic National Convention with Triumph the insulting, cigar-chomping puppet dog joining sweltering street protesters and actress Rosario Dawson urging Bernie Sanders supporters to "listen" to their man.
Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as Democrats tried to keep infighting from overtaking an opening night featuring some of the party's biggest stars, including first lady Michelle Obama.
Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.
A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's people "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.
Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," "The King and I" and "My Fair Lady," has died. She was 86.
In a story July 22 about ratings for Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican convention, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 1.9 million viewers watched it on PBS. It was 2.75 million viewers.
Big Slick hosts Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner entertained the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with a celebrity softball game before the Royals took on the Detroit Tigers.
Madeleine PtacinThe Kansas City Star
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