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Suspected IS attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport
ISTANBUL (AP) - Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 31 people were killed in the attack while another senior government official told The Associated Press it could climb much higher. The senior official at first said close to 50 people had already died, but later said that the figure was expected to rise to close to 50. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, said as many as four militants may have been involved in the attack.


The Latest: US condemns attack at Istanbul airport
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States condemns in the strongest terms possible the attacks at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport that killed at least 31 people and left dozens more wounded. Earnest says the Istanbul airport, like the Brussels airport that was attacked earlier this year, is a symbol of international connections and the ties that bind nations together. He says the U.S. sends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. Earnest says the United States remains steadfast in its support for Turkey, a NATO ally and partner, "along with all of our friends and allies around the world, as we continue to confront the threat of terrorism."


EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil
BRUSSELS (AP) - European leaders pushed Britain toward the exit door Tuesday, warning Prime Minister David Cameron that there's no turning back after his country's unprecedented vote to leave the EU and pressing for a quick and clear British departure plan to quell worldwide anxiety about the continent's future. Leader after leader rejected Cameron's pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, insisting there would be no cherry-picking of advantageous trade conditions. Yet Cameron frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately, saying he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor. "Everyone wants to see a clear model appear" for Britain's future relations with the bloc, he said after what was probably his last dinner with EU counterparts, adding that he "can't put a timeframe on that." German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed suggestions that Cameron's successor might not start the formal EU withdrawal process because of the financial turmoil prompted by the vote and wide confusion about how to extract a country from the EU.


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Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee. After the long investigation, filled with partisan sniping by panel members, none of the new revelations highlighted by the House Benghazi committee in its 800-page report pointed specifically to Clinton's actions before, during or after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in the eastern Libyan city.


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, where Rex Ryan is the head coach and Rob Ryan an assistant. James Solano, Buddy Ryan's agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville. "He was many things to many people -outstanding coach, mentor, fierce competitor, father figure, faithful friend and the list goes on," Rex Ryan said in a statement.


Lastest: Hollande says Brexit fallout can be managed
French President Francois Hollande says that the economic impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union can be managed if the right growth-boosting measures are put in place. Hollande said that if nothing is done "there could be a risk that investments do not happen, and that it could have consequences." He reacted to reports that up to 0.5 percent of growth compared to the baseline scenario could be lost over the next three years in case of a British exit. With enough investment boosting decisions, Hollande said, "then we can perfectly manage these risks." ----


4 scenarios eyed to keep Britain in the EU despite exit vote
LONDON (AP) - As continental powers pressure a nervous Britain to formally apply to exit the European Union, die-hard "remain" supporters are taking on the mission to put the brakes on the so-called Brexit. The challenge is formidable: Britons turned out en masse for last Thursday's vote to leave the EU, deciding the matter in a close but credible election long promised by the ruling government. Britain's Conservative Party and opposition Labour Party have both pledged to respect the popular vote and work quickly toward easing the U.K. out of the EU. Britain's jilted partners have also shown little inclination to revisit the matter.


Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy
MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) - Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations - a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy. The speech marked a significant break from years of Republican Party advocacy for unencumbered trade between nations, and drew immediate condemnation from GOP business leaders. In his 35-minute speech, Trump blamed former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs.


'Little guy' contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV - a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before. "He's a crook!" she roared, according to a son who was with her that day. "I can't listen to this." A quarter of a century had passed since Donald Trump refused to pay $1.2 million for the paving stones her late husband installed at Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino. But for Paone and others like her - the dozens of contractors and their families who never got all they were owed - it could have happened yesterday.


3 missing, 1 injured in head-on train collision in Texas
DALLAS (AP) - Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area. The two BNSF Railway freight trains were on the same track when they collided near the town of Panhandle, about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Each train carried two crew members; one man jumped before the collision, according to BNSF spokesman Joe Faust. That man was in stable condition at an Amarillo hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Sgt.

 

 

 



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