WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama issued a scathing attack of Donald Trump on Tuesday for criticizing a Muslim family whose U.S. Army captain son was killed in Iraq, and he challenged Republican leaders to withdraw support for their "unfit" nominee. Obama's comments added to a growing number of statements from Republicans and Democrats lambasting Trump for his criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week.
A Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched the winning numbers for the game's jackpot of $487 million in a drawing on Saturday that marked the eighth-biggest lottery prize ever in the United States, a lottery official said. The numbers drawn in the 10 p.m.drawing on Saturday were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32 and the Powerball number of 5, according to the Powerball website.
LONDON—Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Program said. The earth is on track for its hottest year on record with June marking the 14th straight month of record heat, the World Meteorological Organization said recently.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Bobbing on Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay in a blue and white fishing boat, American sailor Brad Funk uses a plastic bin to scoop rubbish from the waters where Olympic sailing races will take place next month. Funk missed out on his dream of competing in Rio 2016 in the two-man 49er sailing class, but travelled to Brazil anyway with the aim of clearing the path for those who did, including his girlfriend British windsurfer Bryony Shaw.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. "This is not right and this is not true."
MINNEAPOLIS—Dioner Navarro's day off Sunday will be well deserved. The White Sox catcher delivered the eventual game-winning hit in the top of the 10th inning Saturday as Chicago topped Minnesota 6-5 at Target Field. Navarro also caught all 10 innings of Saturday's game, one night after catching 11 innings in Chicago's 2-1 extra-innings loss to Minnesota. Needless to say, the day off comes at a pretty good time for the veteran backstop.
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J.—Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb share a one-shot lead at 9-under-par 131 heading into Sunday at the 98th PGA Championship, but neither set foot on the course Saturday as thunderstorms drowned out the afternoon wave at Baltusrol Golf Club. The two Americans were the last of 43 groups scheduled to begin Saturday's third round, but their 2:55 p.m. ET tee time was wiped out once play was suspended at 2:14 p.m. Thirty seven players have completed their third rounds, with 49 players left with unsigned scorecards.
LOCKHART, Texas—A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the fiery crash occurred at about 7:40 a.m. near Lockhart, a town about 30 miles south of Austin, the Texas capital.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 41 percent of likely voters favor Clinton, 35 percent favor Trump, and 25 percent picked "Other," according to the new July 25-29 online poll of 1,043 likely voters, which overlapped with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
By Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energized White House bid on the road on Friday for a tour of crucial "Rust Belt" states Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the campaign's focus was clouded by revelations over a newly disclosed cyber attack. Reuters on Friday reported that the computer network used by Clinton's campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, had been hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, citing people familiar with the matter.