Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks with Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, after arriving for a meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington. Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency _ his fellow Democrats in Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.



Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2000, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his wife Cindy, smile as confetti falls on them at the end of their 114th New Hampshire town hall meeting with voters at the Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, N.H. Peterborough was the sight of McCain's first town hall meeting in April 1999. It was the summer of 1999, and McCain didn’t have many big names on the side of his campaign for president. He didn’t have much money or decent crowds, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to lure voters to an event. Enter the town hall. McCain will be back in New Hampshire on Aug. 1 campaigning for friend and fellow Sen. Lindsey Graham at a town hall. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.



From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

FILE- In this July 16, 2015, file photo, a woman walks out of a Starbucks Coffee with a beverage in hand in New York. Coffee prices jumped 6.1 percent in January from 12 months earlier, the most in nearly three years. Starbucks has responded by raising the price of a cup of coffee by between 5 cents and 20 cents. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.



Researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of 2nd lion killing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July.
Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, 2015, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. For Houston fans, the scene was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.





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