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Gunman kills 6 at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

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Six people were shot and killed by an armed gunman at a Sikh Temple just south of Milwaukee, Wisc., the Washington Post said.

A man entered the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek with an automatic weapon and shot and killed four people inside the building and two more outside, the Washington Post said. He wounded a police officer before he being shot dead by a second. Three other people were injured in the shooting.

The three injured civilians and the wounded officer were taken to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee and are expected to survive.

Police recovered a semiautomatic pistol at the scene, the Washington Post said.

Initial reports of the shooting said there were multiple gunmen, but police later said the man killed was the only shooter, the Washington Post said.

According to the New York Times, the police have not yet released the identity of the man or established a motive. The FBI is currently investigating the shooting and are looking into the man's background.

The FBI is currently classifying the shooting as a domestic terrorist attack, the New York Times said. It is the first recorded act of violence target at Sikhs in Wisconsin.

"Right now, it's just a mass shooting," said a federal official to the New York Times.

Since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, there have been scattered reports of threats made against Sikhs across the nation, the New York Times said. Some people confuse them with Muslims due to their beards and colorful turbans.

Phelps finished career with gold medal

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Michael Phelps concluded his Olympic career by winning gold in the men's 4x100 meter medley relay Saturday night, the New York Times said.

Phelps, 27, won his 22nd career medal and his 18th gold medal with his victory in the relay, both Olympic records, the New York Times said. Phelps received one final trophy, a small statuette meant to commemorate his place as the most decorated Olympian of all-time, shortly after the race.

"It's kind of weird looking at this and seeing 'Greatest Olympian of All Time,' " Phelps said to the New York Times. "I finished my career the way I wanted to. I think that's pretty cool."

Immediately after the race ended, all of Phelps's rivals formed a line to shake his hand, and his teammates gave him hugs, the Washington Post said. Phelps said he will not participate in the 2016 Olympics and he would retire from swimming in 2012.

Phelps began his Olympic career in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, when he was 15 years old. He won six gold medals and two bronze medals in Athens in 2004 and eight gold medals in Beijing in 2008. Phelps finished with four golds and two silvers in London.


Reigning world champion Jordan Wieber was eliminated from the women's all-around gymnastics competition Sunday, the Washington Post reported.

Wieber, 17, missed the cut for the women's all-around final after finishing in third-place in the qualifying stage, the Washington Post said. Her teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas finished ahead of her to quality for the final.

The loss was only the third time Wieber has lost an all-around competition since 2008, the Washington Post reported.

Wieber left the arena in tears and could not even talk to reporters, the Washington Post said. Her coach John Geddert, issued a statement following Wieber's elimination expressing the young gymnast's disappointment.

According to the USA Today, the United States team is currently in first-place after the qualifying stage, just ahead of Russia and defending Olympic champion China. The team finished with three of the top four overall qualifiers as well.

Ryan Lochte wins 400 IM, Phelps finishes fourth

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Ryan Lochte won the first gold medal for the United States in the 2012 London Olympics Saturday, the USA Today reported.

Lochte, 27, won the mens 400-meter individual medley in dominating fashion with a margin of victory of 3.86 seconds, the USA Today said. Brazil's Thiago Pereira finished second and Japan's Kosuke Hagino took third.

16-time medalist Michael Phelps finished fourth, the first time he has failed to win a medal in any Olympic event since 2000, the Washington Post reported.

According to the Washington Post, both Phelps and his coach Bob Bowden called his performance "horrible".

Lochte will compete in the 200-meter freestyle on Sunday and Monday, an event that Phelps dropped before the Olympics began, the Washington Post said.

Ernie Els wins British Open

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Ernie Els won the 2012 British Open for the second time of his career Sunday, http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/adam-scott-and-his-long-putter-on-verge-of-ending-long-wait-for-1st-major-at-british-open/2012/07/21/gJQAEq6H1W_story.html?hpid=z3.

Els, 42, won his fourth career major and second British Open with a final round score of 68, finishing at seven-under for the tournament, the Washington Post said,

Els's victory came at the expense of 31-year-old Adam Scott, who bogeyed the final four holes Sunday and blew his four-shot lead over Els, http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/ernie-els-wins-british-open-adam-scott-bogeys-holes-erase-four-stroke-lead-article-1.1119640.

Scott seemed in control of the tournament until he bogeyed the 15th hole to cut his lead over Els down to three, the Washington Post said. Scott then bogeyed the 16th and 17th holes after Els birdied at the 18th to tie the tournament. Yet another bogey on the 18th hole gave Els the victory.

As Scott bogeyed the final hole, he fell to his knees and mouthed "Wow," the Washington Post said. Scott had heard the thunderous cheers after Els sunk a birdie on the 18th and knew he had to at least par the final hole in order to force a playoff.

According to the New York Daily News, Els said he would have rather defeated Scott in a playoff because he knows the pain of blowing a big tournament lead.

The victory ended a two-year title championship drought for Els, the Washington Post said.

12 dead, 58 wounded in theater shooting

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12 people were killed and 58 others were wounded when a man began a shooting rampage in an Aurora, Col., movie theater, the Denver Post reported.

The shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes, threw two tear gas grenades and opened fire into a sold out theater during a midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, the Denver Post said. Police arrested Holmes outside the theater only minutes later.

According to the New York Post, Holmes entered the theater through the emergency exit, carrying weapons and wearing black ballistic armor.

Holmes used an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun in the shooting that allowed him to shoot over 60 rounds per minute, the Denver Post said. He also bought ammunition and magazines for the weapons over the internet.

Holmes is being held at Arapahoe County Jail until a court date set for Monday, the New York Post said. He told police that he was the Joker, the arch-nemesis of Batman.

Police began an investigation of Holmes's house, but have stopped due to reports of booby traps explosives, the Denver Post said.

Jason Kidd arrested on suspicion of DUI

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Jason Kidd, the newly acquired point guard for the New York Knicks, was arrested in New York Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving, the USA Today said.

Kidd, 39, struck a telephone pole with his 2012 Cadillac Escalade and went into the woods near his home in the Hamptons, the USA Today said. The accident occurred at around 2 a.m. and Kidd was the only passenger in the car.

Kidd was taken to Southhampton Hospital and was treated for minor injuries, the USA Today said. After his release, he was arraigned on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

According to the New York Daily News, Kidd was photographed leaving and East Hampton nightclub being held up by friends.

Kidd attended the "Fostering a Legacy" benefit at the East Hampton estate of William Nuti, CEO of NCR and Chairman of Sprint, earlier in the evening, the New York Daily News said.

Kidd had just signed a three-year, $9.5 million dollar deal with the Knicks on Thursday.


A report from a former FBI director showed that Joe Paterno and Pennsylvania State University officials conspired to cover up sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, the New York Daily News said.

According to the report by Louis Freeh, Paterno, athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz failed to report sex-abuse allegations against Sandusky, enabling the recently convicted former coach to continue to groom young boys for years.

The report included emails, interviews and hand-written notes that showed repeated efforts by the three university leaders to conceal facts about the accusations against Sandusky, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.

The report also specifically referenced an incident in 1998, when the mother of one of the victims complained that Sandusky had forced her son to shower with him, said the New York Daily News. According to the report, officials did nothing to limit Sandusky's access to campus facilities.

Only after another incident in 2001, when graduate assistant Mike McQueary said he saw Sandusky engaging in sexual activity with a 10-year-old boy, did Paterno, Curley and Schultz ban Sandusky from campus, the Philadelphia Inquirer said. However, none of the three men reported the incident to authorities or other university officials.

Both Curley and Schultz await trial on charges of failing to report allegations against Sandusky and lying to a grand jury, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.

Paterno died from lung cancer in January. His family said that they do not think the former coach participated in a cover-up conspiracy, the New York Daily News said.

US files trade complaint against China

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The United States filed a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization over tariffs imposed on American-made cars and trucks, the New York Times said.

According to the Washington Post, the complaint said that China had failed to provide evidence that its domestic auto industry had been damaged by federal bailouts given to Chrysler and General Motors last year, and violated WTO rules by imposing excessive tariffs.

The complaint came as President Barack Obama vowed to get tougher on China's trade policies, the Washington Post said. The president also just launched a campaign bus tour through the manufacturing heartland of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The complaint is the seventh the administration has brought against China, the New York Times said. Previous cases include challenges to China's policies on rare-earth minerals, steel, chicken parts and zinc.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has recently criticized Obama for his record with dealing with China in the past, the Washington Post said. Romney has called for tougher actions against China on its trade policies.

Steve Nash traded to Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers acquired point guard Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times said

According to the Los Angeles Times, Nash signed a three-year deal worth $27 million with the Suns before the trade. The Lakers sent first-round picks in 2013 and 2015, and second-round picks in 2013 and 14 to the Suns in exchange for Nash.

Nash,38, was sought after by several teams after becoming a free agent earlier this summer, said the New York Times. The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors were reported to be in talks with Nash earlier this week.

According to the New York Times, Nash chose to go to Los Angeles because he wanted to be closer to his children, who live in Phoenix.


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