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As Convention Day Winds Down, Tampa Hosts Republican (And Other) Parties

In Tampa, the phrase "Republican Party" can take on a whole new meaning as it gets later in the day. While politicians try to stir up emotions with prime-time speeches, nightclubs offer a different outlet.

Foamy Philanthropy In Spanish Fork, Utah

The 5K Foam Fest raises money for charitable groups, including Shared Hope International, an organization that combats human trafficking.

As It Happened: Wednesday At The Republican Convention

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin accepted the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination. Also this evening, the nation heard from the party's 2008 presidential nominee — Sen. John McCain — and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Mysterious New 'Heartland Virus' Discovered In Missouri

So far, two Missouri farmers are the only known cases of the tick-borne virus in the world. But experts are sure they'll find more. The men recovered but suffered serious illness that required hospital care and weeks of convalescence.

Drought Makes Bear Run-Ins More Common

Unpleasant encounters between humans and bears are up in Western states including Colorado and Wyoming. It's due largely to the drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because one of their natural foods — berries — has dried up due to lack of rain and snow melt. They're now turning to dumpsters and even breaking into homes to raid kitchen cabinets

Paul Ryan's Youthful, But Can He Get The Youth Vote?

At 42, Paul Ryan is the first member of a presidential ticket from Generation X. The GOP vice presidential candidate works out and likes the band Rage Against the Machine, but the jury's out on whether his relative youth gives him an advantage with younger voters.

Protecting Families In Fort Thompson, S.D.

The Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. shelter serves more than 350 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.