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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
Updated at 11:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Bill O'Reilly says the slaves who helped build the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." The Fox News commentator was responding to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday in praise of the social progress of the United States. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," Mrs. Obama said. "And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black...

Updated at 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see...

Updated at 11:35 AM

LONDON (AP) " The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 9:30 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russian track and field athletes are victims of "discrimination" that the country is "not going to put...

Updated at 11:35 AM

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) " A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur. The blaze that has destroyed 20...

Updated at 11:34 AM

SEATTLE (AP) " University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. Last fall, he installed a small...

Updated at 11:32 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " It's her party now. Democrats' historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But it's also come with a warning: That last glass ceiling...

Updated at 11:28 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind...

Updated at 11:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene they say is among the most common that contribute to the progressive disease. Those who accepted the challenge...

Updated at 11:18 AM

TOKYO (AP) " "Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased. They have asked game developer Niantic Inc. to remove the "Pokestops" and other...

Updated at 11:05 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Comcast's second quarter was stronger than Wall Street had expected as the company narrowed the loss of video subscribers and revenue took off. Shares rose more than 2 percent before the market opened...

Updated at 10:28 AM

1913 " The United States wins its first Davis Cup since 1902 by beating Britain three matches to two. 1928 " The Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam and the Olympic flame is lit for the first time. 1929 " The Chicago Cardinals become...

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