Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion CAIRO (AP) - Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power. On his second full day in the southeast Asian nation, Obama met with activists, including pastors and advocates for the disabled and sexual minorities, to underscore U.S. support for improved rights. Yet a handful of others were prevented from meeting with Obama, prompting the White House to protest to Vietnam's government. One of those denied access to the meeting was Nguyen Quang A, an economist who had tried unsuccessfully to be selected to the National Assembly.
Cosby accuser says she was dizzy, felt 'like jelly' NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Andrea Constand told authorities that Bill Cosby violated her sexually after giving her three blue pills that made her dizzy, blurry-eyed and sick to her stomach, her legs "like jelly," according to a police report read in court Tuesday. "I told him, 'I can't even talk, Mr. Cosby.' I started to panic," the former Temple University athletic department employee told police in 2005. The testimony was introduced at a preliminary hearing held to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the 78-year-old TV star on trial on sexual assault charges that could bring 10 years in prison.
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Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp IDOMENI, Greece (AP) - Greek authorities began the gradual evacuation of the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday, persuading more than 1,500 people to leave the Idomeni site for other organized facilities in northern Greece. An estimated 700 police were participating in the operation, but there were no reports of violence or protests. Greece's left-led government has pledged that no force will be used, and says the operation is expected to last between a week and 10 days. Journalists were blocked from entering the camp. By late afternoon, 32 buses carrying a total of 1,529 people had left Idomeni on the country's border with Macedonia, police said, while earth-moving machinery was used to clear abandoned tents.
Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents WASHINGTON (AP) - Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner. It's the first time that living at home has outpaced living with a spouse for this age group since such record-keeping began in 1880. The remaining young adults are living alone, with other relatives, in college dorms, as roommates or under other circumstances.
IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital BAGHDAD (AP) - Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants' bombings. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi triumphantly announced the beginning of operations to retake the IS-held city Fallujah, promising over the weekend that "the Iraqi flag will rise high" once more over the city. On Monday, Iraqi forces backed by U.S. warplanes battled the militants on the outskirts of Fallujah, a major prize that has been held for more than two years by the Islamic State group.
Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy' LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get "messy" but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle." The Vermont senator, campaigning Monday ahead of California's primary against Hillary Clinton, said his supporters hope the party will adopt a platform at the summer convention that reflects the needs of working families, the poor and young people, not Wall Street and corporate America. Sanders said he will "condemn any and all forms of violence" but his campaign was welcoming political newcomers and first-time attendees of party conventions.
Missouri Sen. Blunt calls on VA secretary to resign WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator is calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign after McDonald compared long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said McDonald's "preposterous statement is right out of 'Never-never land,' " and said the VA leader has shown he cannot ensure that veterans receive health care in a timely manner. McDonald said Monday that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success, comparing waits for VA health care to the hours people wait for rides at Disney theme parks.
Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing. Many in China and South Korea feel that Japan got what it deserved when U.S. atomic bombs detonated in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and in Nagasaki three days later. They resent what they see as Japan's focus on the bombs' victims instead of the millions of civilians killed, raped and enslaved by Japanese troops.
French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations PARIS (AP) - French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms faces increasing questions about its complex tax arrangements. France's financial prosecutor's office said the raids were carried out with the assistance of the police anti-corruption unit and 25 information technology experts. French daily Le Parisien, which first reported the news, said the raid took place at dawn and involved some 100 investigators. An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw officers still at the scene Tuesday afternoon.