Jul 29, 2014 — It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.
Jul 29, 2014 — Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.
Jul 29, 2014 — Also: Linda Gregerson has a new poem in The New Yorker; allegations of sexual harassment at the country's biggest comic book convention.
Jul 29, 2014 — Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.
Jul 29, 2014 — A clerk in Concord recently refused to sell liquor to a resident of the nation's capital because state law says licenses from other states can be used to buy booze, and Washington isn't a state.
Jul 29, 2014 — For centuries, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds had coexisted in Mosul, but some fear ruptures there may be harbingers of the partition of Iraq. If that happens, Ahmed Ali may never see his farm again.
Jul 29, 2014 — The handwriting is familiar to Venezuelans: Chavez spent hours on national TV writing and drawing to explain his policies, mostly in caps and socialist red. It's also a computer font: ChavezPro.
Jul 29, 2014 — NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.
Jul 29, 2014 — Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.