Fired officer who wounded unarmed Black man won’t be charged

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former St. Paul police officer fired for the nonfatal shooting of an unarmed Black man who had been hiding from police last November after allegedly livestreaming... Read more »

Haunting photos of California wildfire aftermath

Burned cars, incinerated buildings and a thick blanket of heavy smoke trail California’s Dixie Fire, now the nation’s largest wildfire. The wildfire continues to rip through Northern California communities and threatens thousands... Read more »

Olympics-Canoe sprint-Queiroz dos Santos says self-belief helped him through tough childhood

By Toshiki Hashimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Few athletes in Tokyo will have had as tough a childhood as Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos but the Brazilian said his positive approach to life was... Read more »

US women seek to complete quest for 1st volleyball gold

TOKYO (AP) — When Jordan Larson and Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson made the commitment to compete in a third Olympics, this moment was what they had in mind. Two of the best U.S.... Read more »

Jennifer Aniston defends cutting ties with unvaccinated friends

(Reuters) – Actor Jennifer Aniston is defending her decision to drop friends and acquaintances who won’t say if they are vaccinated against COVID-19 after questions on social media about the move. The... Read more »

Futures flat with focus on July jobs report

(Reuters) – Trading in U.S. stock index futures was subdued on Friday, as investors waited for the jobs report for July amid concerns that rising cases of the Delta coronavirus variant could... Read more »

Team USA beach volleyball talks about their path to gold

Associated Press Australia’s hopes for Olympic gold vanish against the US Gregg Popovich wrapped his arms around Australia’s Patty Mills when it was over, and even the coach of the U.S. team... Read more »

More than a third of API characters in main roles embody a trope or stereotype, study finds

Asian and Pacific Islander (API) characters remain poorly represented in Hollywood, with even those in main roles still embodying tropes and stereotypes that reinforce discrimination, according to a new study. Key findings:... Read more »

Bayern Munich still ‘best club’ for Robert Lewandowski despite Manchester United interest after striker outburst

Getty Bayern Munich still remain “the best club” for Robert Lewandowski despite interest from Manchester United after his comments about being upset with his teammates and coaching staff. Lewandowski sparked interest from... Read more »

Bayern Munich begins title defense with win over Leverkusen

(EFE/EPA/RONALD WITTEK) Bayern Munich has won five consecutive Bundesliga titles. And on a Friday night at the Allianz Arena about three months after each of the first four, the reigning German champs... Read more »