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Talk-show host Jerry Springer (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jerry Springer: GOP convention ‘is just a parody of my show’

- The Washington Times

As chaos nearly erupted at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Wednesday over Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement of Donald Trump, talk show host Jerry Springer saw what he said reminded him of the decades he’s spent presenting one of television’s most notorious programs.

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Clapton guitar auctioned for $45,000

Associated Press

A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016, file photo, Ken Griffey Jr., left, poses for a photograph with Mike Piazza at a press conference announcing they are both elected into the 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame, in New York. The Seattle Mariners made Ken Griffey Jr. the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft and a year later the Dodgers selected Mike Piazza on the 62nd round with the 1,390th pick. Both left indelible imprints on the game and will be rewarded Sunday with induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Baseball Hall revamps veterans' committees

Associated Press

Baseball's Hall of Fame has again revamped its veterans' committees, attempting to increase consideration for more contemporary players, managers, umpires and executives.

Ben Affleck walks on stage at the "Justice League" panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

- Associated Press

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new footage and a sense of humor.

In this aerial view taken from video, part of the miles long queue of traffic outside Dover, England, waiting to cross the English Channel into France, Saturday July 23, 2016, as France is under a state of emergency.  Heightened French border security checks caused massive disruption for many hours Saturday as some thousands of travelers tried to make the journey into France.  (Sky via AP)

French leader to eye security all summer; Chunnel backs up

Associated Press

French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.

FILE - This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

- Associated Press

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" - a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.

Lawmakers weigh lottery bill odds

Associated Press

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said lawmakers are being polled about support for lottery legislation as the governor mulls a possible special session.