Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald Trump can bring a deeply divided nation together.

  • Written by LISA LERER, Associated Press

Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults.

  • Written by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press