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16 policemen dead after helicopter crash

Sixteen policemen died on Tuesday when a helicopter likely crashed into the side of mountain in a wooded region of northwestern Colombia, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said.

Sports

Allen homers, triples in 51s' 5-2 victory over Tacoma

Brandon Allen hit an RBI triple as part of a three-run first inning and later added a two-run homer to pad the 51s' lead in a 5-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday night in a Pacific Coast League game at Cashman Field.

Entertainment

Rober Downey Jr. named top-earning actor

"Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. was named the world's top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men from Bollywood as well as Hollywood for the first time.

Business

9 company perks every millennial wants (and expects)

Millennials have officially taken over as the largest segment of the U.S workforce, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center analysis. Love them or hate them, the sheer size and influence of the millennial generation has important business implications. If companies want to retain the employees they've invested time and money into training, they'll need to adapt to the expectations of this newest generation of workers.

Nation and World

16 policemen dead after helicopter crash

Sixteen policemen died on Tuesday when a helicopter likely crashed into the side of mountain in a wooded region of northwestern Colombia, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said.

California police hunting for survivalist fugitive

Police were searching remote deserts and foothills in Central California on Tuesday for a unidentified fugitive with survivalist skills wanted in a brazen crime spree that a includes a kidnapping and the murder of a retired dentist.

Opinion

LETTERS: Selfie stupidity justifies fine

The article in the July 26 Review-Journal about visitors who are taking "selfies" at Yellowstone National Park is further proof that you can't fix stupid ("Bison attacks woman trying to take a selfie in Yellowstone Park"). When one goes to this majestic park, there are signs posted everywhere warning people to stay at least 30 yards away from the bison and other wild animals. Yet people, in their stupidity, choose to ignore the signs and get self-absorbed in taking a selfie using their cameras. Then, when they are injured, immediately the rangers and other park personnel have to rush to their aid. As cold as it may sound, these people should be fined. Maybe they would learn a lesson and heed the warnings that are posted.

LETTERS: Laws should encourage more legal gun ownership

Each time our country experiences an act of gun violence, such as occurred recently in Charleston, S.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., we hear talk of gun control for a while. But usually nothing happens, because no one knows exactly what to do in order to prevent the violence. Gun control, more stringent background checks and so on is not the answer.

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