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Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

Investigators inspect the site of a circus tent that collapsed Monday during a show by the Walker Brothers International Circus at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A quick moving storm with 60 mph winds hit the tent shortly after the show started killing a father and daughter. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.



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Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend

FILE - This July 13, 2008, file photo shows the Freddie Mac corporate office in McLean, Va. Freddie Mac reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.



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Wounded Burundi activist is hospitalized but not in danger

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A prominent Burundi rights activist is hospitalized but his life is not in danger after being shot Monday night, his daughter said Tuesday.
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Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish drugmaker Shire PLC Is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position in rare disease treatments.
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Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that is officially known as pertussis.
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The Latest on jail death: Family says it wants information

HOUSTON (AP) — The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):
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Katrina: Amazing then and now photos

See then-and-now photos of the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. At least 1,833 died in the hurricane and subsequent floods. It was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.


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US factory orders rebound in June

Transportation equipment surged 9.3 percent. Civilian aircraft orders soared 65.4 percent, with defense aircraft up 31.0 percent. Ships and boats orders gained 25.8 percentUS orders for manufactured goods rebounded in June after two months of declines, boosted by strong gains in aircraft and other transportation equipment, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Transportation equipment surged 9.3 percent. Civilian aircraft orders soared 65.4 percent, with defense aircraft up 31.0 percent.



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Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.
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Your guide to the GOP debate


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Afghan Taliban meet to resolve leadership dispute

People offer funeral prayers for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, July 31, 2015. Afghanistan's Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who led the group's self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered al-Qaida through the 9/11 attacks and led a 14-year insurgency against U.S. and NATO troops. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The family of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar agreed on Tuesday to accept the decision of the insurgent group's dispute resolution council on succession issues, a council member said, as the group tries to extinguish a leadership dispute that has exposed growing internal divisions.



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The Latest: Unruly Northern California fire keeping growing

A firefighter watches a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):



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Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

TORONTO (AP) — A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn’t clear if Drake was present during the shooting.
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Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2009 file photo shows signage outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Comcast on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 announced it is speeding up and expanding its discounted Internet service, called Internet Essentials, that was created to get more low-income people online. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online.



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Publisher moves up Trump bio from early next year to October

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during a news conference on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Republican presidential candidates dismissed Trump's dominance in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)NEW YORK (AP) — With Donald Trump still leading in Republican presidential polls, the publisher of a biography that features interviews with the real estate mogul is moving up the release date from early next year to this fall.



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Peaty takes world mark from Van der Burgh in 50 breast

Britain's Adam Peaty checks his time after a men's 50m breaststroke heat at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships.



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Whale lost in Buenos Aires marina heads toward sea

The small minke whale appeared on Monday amid the yachts docked in Puerto Madero, the Argentine capital's upscale waterfront neighborhoodA disoriented whale that surprised onlookers by surfacing in the middle of a bustling marina in Buenos Aires is slowly finding its way back toward the sea, officials said Tuesday. The small minke whale appeared on Monday amid the yachts docked in Puerto Madero, the Argentine capital's upscale waterfront neighborhood. It had apparently strayed off course, leaving the Atlantic Ocean and swimming up the River Plate estuary into a canal that serves the marina.



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2 killed in circus tent collapse

The circus had just entered its second act when the downpour started. The performers stopped their show and gave an ominous command — “Run!”


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ADHD kids handcuffed

A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy now faces a federal lawsuit for handcuffing elementary school children who were acting out as a result of their disabilities, the American Civil Liberties Union said.


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Trump: I’d shut down government over Planned Parenthood

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday he believes Republicans should shut down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood, the health services group that is facing scrutiny after undercover videos of its officials emerged.


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Democrat Katie McGinty to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year.
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IAAF rejects accusations of doping in athletics

Volunteer with IAAF's local organizing committee displays credential given to athletes who are selected for drug testing in anti-doping offices in OsakaLONDON (Reuters) – The world governing body for athletics (IAAF) released a formal statement on Tuesday, strongly denying media reports of widespread doping in the sport. The IAAF described the reports from Britain's Sunday Times newspaper and Germany's ARD/WDR broadcaster as "sensationalist and confusing", saying there was no evidence any athlete had failed a drugs test. The IAAF also condemned the publication of private and confidential data that was obtained without their consent but conceded the sport still had some work to do in some countries. …



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US stocks edge up as oil prices rally

About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,615.53, up 17.33 points (0.10 percent)New York (AFP) – US equities rose modestly early Tuesday as oil prices rallied and the Chinese stock market notched strong gains following new government measures to counter volatility.



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Nigeria’s president appoints new head of state oil firm

President Buhari addresses members of the National Working Committee during the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party at the headquarters of the party in AbujaLONDON (Reuters) – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the new group managing director of state oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday, a statement from the presidency said. The new head was the executive vice chairman and general counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa) and is taking over from Joseph Thlama Dawha.



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Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

This photo provided by courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics shows, Mark Ruffalo, as Cam Stuart, in a scene from the film, 'Infinitely Polar Bear." Writer-director Maya Forbes based this story on her own childhood experiences. Ruffalo plays a bipolar dad hospitalized after a mental breakdown. (Claire Folger/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible.



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The Latest: 32 people sent to hospitals in tent collapse

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the circus tent collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire (all times local):
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Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 photo, a member of the library restoration staff works on a damaged document at the Baghdad National Library in Iraq. As the Islamic State militants now set out to destroy Iraq's history and culture, including irreplaceable books and manuscripts kept in the militant-held city of Mosul, a major preservation and digitization project is underway in the capital to safeguard a millennia worth of history. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.



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Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia

Children look at a destroyed car in a pile of mud, stones and debris after a flood in the village of Golema Recica, just near the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday.(AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Flash floods in Macedonia have killed at least four people, including three children, and injured a dozen others, and caused landslides, power outages and road damage in the northwest of the country, officials said Tuesday.



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