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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo provided by Lori Riley, Associated Press reporter Pat Eaton-Robb rides past windmills on the Phoenix Trail in Fairhaven, Mass. The trail is part of the East Coast Greenway, a planned 3,000-mile collection of trails from Maine to Florida which is about 41 percent complete in southern New England. (Lori Riley via AP)

Cape-to-Connecticut ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

- Associated Press

After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles over concrete barriers and construction equipment, the police officer who pulled us over told us something we had already figured out.

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., joins Americans who work for international auto companies to demonstrate against trade tariffs they say will negatively impact U.S. auto manufacturing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Alabama factory worker warns against car tariffs

Associated Press

The Latest on a U.S. Commerce Department hearing Thursday into whether imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national security that would justify hitting them with tariffs (all times local):

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, U.S. Central Command Command Commander, U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. Votel said on Thursday that he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria and that he is taking a "steady-as-she-goes" approach. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

CENTCOM chief: "ISIS is not making a comeback"

- The Washington Times

The Islamic State terror group is not making a comeback in Iraq following the joint security operation between Iraqi and Kurdish forces this week, a top U.S. commander said Thursday.

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

- Associated Press

The Republican-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling.

FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)

Ted Williams' Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

- Associated Press

Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio.

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, U.S. Central Command Command Commander, U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, speaks to reporters at the Pentagon. Votel said on Thursday that he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria and that he is taking a "steady-as-she-goes" approach. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Votel: No new direction on Syria after Trump-Putin talks

- Associated Press

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Thursday he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria following a U.S.-Russia summit that Moscow says focused heavily on Syria.

How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

- Associated Press

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit.