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Crackdown continues

Jul 23, 2016 / 7:23 am
In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also sharply criticized Western countries...

Pokemon Go, from 1999

Jul 22, 2016 / 7:30 pm
"South Park" co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been getting the same question over and over on the eve of the premiere of the show's 20th season: When are they going to do a Pokemon Go episode? Their answer? They already did - 17 years ago. Parker and Stone on Friday...

Clinton names her VP

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:30 pm
Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you...

Munich shooter dead

Jul 22, 2016 / 5:00 pm
Munich police gave a "cautious all clear" early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's killing nine people and wounding at least 10 others in a rampage authorities called an act of terrorism. A body...

Mall attack terrorism

Jul 22, 2016 / 2:57 pm
UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. Police hunted for an unknown number of gunmen who opened fire in a Munich shopping mall and at a McDonald's across the street Friday, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected terrorism. Authorities urged residents to remain inside...

State of emergency begins

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:53 am
Turkey's president triumphantly rallied supporters after prayers at a mosque Friday as his government announced new details about the state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup. The changes included extending the period that suspects can be detained without charges to up to a...

Trump's big speech

Jul 21, 2016 / 9:29 pm
Donald Trump delivered the biggest speech of his young political career borrowing from an old message, drawn from the same well of gloom-tinged nostalgia as his campaign slogan about making America great again. His campaign staff had signalled this week that he'd reach back to the...
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Trump: America in crisis

Jul 21, 2016 / 8:36 pm
Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction,...

Ivanka vouches for her dad

Jul 21, 2016 / 7:27 pm
The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 11:10 p.m. Donald Trump says that if he's in the White House, he'll protect gays and lesbians from violence. It's an overture to a group that doesn't often get mentioned during a speech at the Republican...

Storms kill Boy Scout

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:17 pm
A teenage boy and a woman from Texas camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a remote area along the U.S.-Canada border, the leader of the program said Thursday. The boy and the female volunteer with the Northern...

Shot with his hands raised

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:15 pm
A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. The moments before the shooting were recorded on cellphone video and show Charles Kinsey lying...

"Safety will be restored"

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm
In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a political class causing the nation's troubles. "As long...

He'd 'lose it' over shootings

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:11 pm
The mother of the Iraq war veteran who shot and killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge said Thursday that she believes her son suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and that he once said he thought the CIA was following him. Gavin Long's mother, Corine Woodley, told PBS...

Cruz is no 'puppy dog'

Jul 21, 2016 / 4:23 pm
A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday he's no "servile puppy dog" as he faced a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention stage. Irate convention delegates predicted Cruz had committed political suicide by accepting...

Plane crashes into house

Jul 21, 2016 / 11:08 am
Firefighters in Joliet say a plane has crashed into a residential neighbourhood. Joliet Fire Captain Jeff Allbert said Thursday morning that crews were responding to the crash. Allbert said crews were assessing the scene and putting out a fire. The captain says it's unclear so far if the...

New powers for president

Jul 21, 2016 / 6:46 am
Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup. The 550-member parliament is set to approve Erdogan's request for a three-month state of emergency....

Police shoot caretaker

Jul 21, 2016 / 6:45 am
A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot. North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami...

Boos for Cruz

Jul 20, 2016 / 8:27 pm
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party's national convention on Wednesday, but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement — or even saying he would vote for the New York billionaire. As he appeared...

Arrests at RNC Flag-burning

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:53 pm
Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly prevented delegates and members of the media from...

Fatal crash during first flight

Jul 20, 2016 / 7:00 am
A seaplane making its inaugural flight crashed into a highway bridge outside Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people on board, local authorities and state media said. The Cessna 208B, operated by Joy Air General Air, was carrying two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government...

Palace bans 'Pokemon Go'

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:40 am
Indonesian officials have banned the playing of "Pokemon Go" from the presidential palace. Hastily printed warnings that say "Playing or hunting Pokemon prohibited in the palace area" were put up around the palace complex in Jakarta on Wednesday. "This is the office...

It runs on fuel of hatred

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:25 am
A street vendor outside the Republican convention needs barely a nanosecond to reply when asked to identify his top-selling T-shirt. Joe Nester motions to the red, white, blue one atop his stand that reads: "Hillary For Prison." Among the buttons, one of his two hottest sellers is:...

Life in prison for murder

Jul 20, 2016 / 5:38 am
A Czech court convicted an American of killing four of his relatives and sentenced him to life in prison. Judge Michal Zamecnik said Wednesday that Kevin Dahlgren, 24, fatally stabbed his cousin, her husband and one of their two sons in "a very brutal way" in their home during his...

Garry Marshall dies at 81

Jul 20, 2016 / 5:34 am
Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers' heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in "Pretty Woman" or sentimental loss in "Beaches." But it was goofy, crowd-pleasing comedy that endeared the writer and director to generations of TV viewers in hit sitcoms including...

Stop using our music

Jul 19, 2016 / 8:54 pm
Queen says they don't want Donald Trump using their music and the classic rock band's publishing company says Trump has not asked for permission to use the group's songs. Sony/ATV Music Publishing — which admisters Queen's catalogue including songs such as "We Are the...

Shark near Coney Island

Jul 19, 2016 / 8:38 pm
Parts of New York City's Coney Island beach have been closed for several hours because of reports of sharks in the area. The city parks department says stretches of the beach were closed Tuesday "because sharks have been sighted in certain areas of Coney Island." The director of...

Charges in homeless killings

Jul 19, 2016 / 7:49 pm
A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. Jon David Guerrero, 39 received a two-week extension on how to plea to charges of murder and attempted murder, a...

Kansas officer killed

Jul 19, 2016 / 7:24 pm
A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police said. Cpt. Robert Melton was searching for the suspect when he drove up to someone who matched that person's description just before 2 p.m., police spokesman Tom...

Trump gets nomination

Jul 19, 2016 / 5:04 pm
United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump's campaign hoped the formal nomination...

Trump plagued by errors

Jul 19, 2016 / 2:00 pm
After a chaotic start, Donald Trump is under pressure to steady his Republican convention as a plagiarism charge and other unforced errors threaten to overshadow GOP efforts to unify behind him. Still, barring last minute complications, the unorthodox billionaire will end the night Tuesday as...

A big cut of cash

Jul 19, 2016 / 10:12 am
The California lottery says a couple have claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot in January. Officials said Tuesday that Marvin and Mae Acosta came forward Friday in Van Nuys to claim their prize months after the record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. Lottery spokesman...

Try swallowing a robot

Jul 19, 2016 / 10:01 am
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object....

Attempting Knievel's launch

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:58 am
The Hollywood stuntman doesn't want to follow in his idol's footsteps so much as rocket above them — over a gaping canyon, no less. Evel Knievel's iconic launch, Take II. Eddie Braun, fueled by the memory of the late daredevil, plans to strap into a steam-powered rocket...

Border locals oppose wall

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:53 am
Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are feeling ignored in the midst of a U.S. presidential election in which immigration, border security and a proposed wall are being hotly debated, a poll released Monday suggests. A Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll found a...

Pippa Middleton engaged

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:41 am
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews announced their engagement Tuesday, setting the stage for a celebrated society wedding in the coming year. The couple confirmed rumours in a statement to Britain's Press Association, saying...

Melania Trump backlash

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:39 am
The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints "just absurd." Trump campaign chairman...

The night of coup

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:17 am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a series of televised appearances overnight in which he disclosed dramatic details of his survival on the night of a failed coup and raised the spectre of reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators. He told U.S. broadcaster CNN he narrowly...

He was 'made to serve'

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:15 am
Matthew Gerald's bravery and enthusiasm for his new job — Baton Rouge police officer — was no surprise to Ryan Cabral, who served with Gerald on a helicopter crew in Iraq. "Like most other police officers, they go where they're needed," Cabral, an Army veteran and...

Trump powers toward prize

Jul 19, 2016 / 6:12 am
Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention. As his wife, Melania, put it from the stage, "It would not be a...

Mrs. Trump a hit

Jul 18, 2016 / 9:00 pm
One delegate said everyone fell in love with her. Another compared her to Jackie Kennedy. Melania Trump's star turn at the Republican National Convention Monday night captivated a GOP crowd that had rarely heard from her through months of her husband's tumultuous 2016 White House...
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