Triple suicide attack at Istanbul airport kills 41 ISTANBUL (AP) - Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible. Turkish authorities were still piecing together how the triple suicide attack happened. Forty-one people died excluding the bombers, who arrived in a taxi and blew themselves up after coming under fire, according to the government. A Turkish official said authorities are going through surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses to establish a preliminary timeline and details of the attack. "It is a jigsaw puzzle" said the official. There were conflicting reports on where at the terminal the attackers blew themselves up.
The Latest: Pakistan condemns attacks on Istanbul airport Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has condemned the attacks on Ataturk airport in Istanbul that killed 36 people. In a statement released to media Wednesday, the ministry says "we offer our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and to the brotherly people and government of Turkey" and that Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism "in all forms and manifestations".
10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BLAMED FOR TURKISH AIRPORT ATTACK Suicide attackers kill dozens and wound more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. 2. DIVISION, CONFUSION AS EU RETHINKS FUTURE WITHOUT BRITAIN European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will talk about Europe without the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Britain's Conservative Party will reveal the candidates for a new leader to replace David Cameron. 3. WHAT NORTH AMERICAN LEADERS ARE CONFRONTING The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico are facing a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they meet in Ottawa.
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Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry WASHINGTON (AP) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First." For students of U.S. history, that slogan harkens back to the tumultuous presidential election of 1940, when hundreds of thousands of Americans joined the anti-war America First Committee. That isolationist group's primary goal was to keep the United States from joining Britain in the fight against Nazi Germany, which by then had overrun nearly all of Europe. But the committee is also remembered for the unvarnished anti-Semitism of some of its most prominent members and praise for the economic policies of Adolf Hitler.
Division, confusion as EU rethinks future without Britain BRUSSELS (AP) - EU leaders met Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their shaken union, make it more relevant to citizens and keep it from disintegrating after Britain's unprecedented vote to leave - but conflicting visions of Europe's future are complicating the high-stakes summit. British Prime Minister David Cameron left Brussels on Tuesday night without any clear divorce plan, fending off pressure for a quick exit and punting the complex departure negotiations to his successor. In Britain, nominations opened Wednesday for a new Conservative leader to replace him after his devastating political miscalculation in calling last week's referendum.
Dispatcher: 'Gunshots closer, multiple people screaming' ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday. The first call of "shots fired" came in at 2:02 a.m. and the caller reported "multiple people down." One caller said Mateen had gone upstairs where six people were hiding. Dispatchers heard up to 30 gunshots in the background at another point as callers screamed and moaned. "My caller is no longer responding, just an open line with moaning," one dispatcher said in the report.
On Ireland's border, Britain's EU exit threatens jobs, peace BLACKLION, Ireland (AP) - Hugh Maguire can't believe the British really did it. The Northern Ireland farmer, like many residents along the United Kingdom's virtually unmarked land border with the Republic of Ireland, faces the risk of financial ruin if Britain proceeds with plans to exit the European Union. EU farm subsidies provide most of his income from highland pastures of cows and sheep - around 80,000 euros ($90,000) annually to support his 241-hectare (600-acre) farm. He gets the subsidies under the EU's "Less Favored Areas" rating - farms on marginally productive but environmentally valued land. Maguire called last week's referendum verdict - with 52 percent voting U.K.-wide to leave the bloc, including 44 percent in Northern Ireland - "a disaster." "I can't see Britain subsidizing us the same as the EU has done," said Maguire, who voted to remain.
North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit Wednesday in the Canadian capital. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time is hosting U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa for the North American leaders' summit. Obama will also address the Canadian Parliament. The meeting comes one day after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the United States blamed globalization for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs, and he threatened to extricate the U.S. from the 2-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
Jordan widens IS crackdown; signs of home-grown extremism AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants. The court's heavy load is part of a widening domestic crackdown on the extremist group. Hundreds have been sentenced to prison, are awaiting trial or are being held for questioning about links to IS. Under toughened anti-terror laws, even liking or sharing the group's propaganda on social media can land someone a prison sentence. Some say the crowded court rooms - along with recent attacks - signal that the pro-Western kingdom has a more serious problem with home-grown extremism than it has acknowledged in public.
Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. Summitt, who died Tuesday morning at age 64, was much more than just their coach. She was a role model, a second mother, a friend, a mentor. WNBA stars Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings knew they had to see her one more time. So they flew in over the weekend between WNBA games. "She's touched so many lives in the game of basketball and has grown the game," Parker said.