AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever - occurring about once every 10 days - despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields. As Americans focus on the wait in ever-longer security screening lines inside terminals, new documents show dozens more incidents happening outside perimeters than airports have disclosed.
Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further." The inspector general's review on Wednesday also revealed that hacking attempts forced then-Secretary of State Clinton off email at one point in 2011, though she insists the personal server she used was never breached. Clinton and several of her senior staff declined to be interviewed for the investigation.
Trump says he gave himself aliases often in business ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he often used aliases to purchase real estate - but continued to deny he'd been caught on tape pretending to be an imaginary spokesman in a recently-released recording. "You know, over the years I've used aliases," Trump said in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that capped a day of campaigning across the Los Angeles area. Trump has repeatedly denied that he posed as a spokesman for himself decades ago using the names "John Miller" and "John Barron." But when asked by Kimmel what aliases he'd used, Trump volunteered Barron, which is also the name of Trump's youngest son.
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The Latest: G-7 leaders arrive at Japan's sacred Ise shrine The leaders of the G-7 nations are arriving at Ise Jingu, (ee-say jin-gu) a shrine that is the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion. They pulled up individually in black cars, and shook hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who greeted each one near a tall traditional shrine gate. Each leader than walked across a famous arched wooden bridge and greeted what appeared to be shrine officials on the other side, before continuing into the sanctuary. The visit to the shrine is taking place ahead of the G-7 meetings that being later Thursday.
11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. It asks a North Texas federal court to declare the directive unlawful in what ranks among the most coordinated and visible legal challenges by states over the socially divisive issue of bathroom rights for transgender persons. The Obama administration has "conspired to turn workplace and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights," the lawsuit reads.
Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue NEW YORK (AP) - One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square. Police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. One of the men later died at a hospital, police did not say which one. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. Police said a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own. Elijah Rodriguez was attending the concert with his sister and they were in the VIP area by the stage.
Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) - About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Trooper Ben Gardner, a spokesman for the patrol, said troopers were checking a rural area in Dickinson County where it was believed 20 homes were damaged, some significantly. Troopers were going from home to home to make sure everyone was OK and so far hadn't found or heard of anyone who was hurt, Gardner said. The National Weather Service had warned people to take cover as what it called a "catastrophic" tornado approached Chapman, about 75 miles west of Topeka.
Challenge to 2012 Georgia 20-week abortion ban revived ATLANTA (AP) - A 2012 Georgia law banning abortions after 20 weeks quietly took effect nearly six months ago with no fanfare or resistance - until lawyers for three obstetricians who had challenged the measure realized what had happened. Now those lawyers, who say they never got notice that their challenge was dismissed and therefore didn't appeal in time, want the law suspended again while they continue their fight. The law passed four years ago bans doctors from performing abortions five months after an egg is fertilized, except when a fetus has a defect so severe it is unlikely to live.
Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) - Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. Heard listed their date of separation as Sunday. The pair has no children together. Depp and Heard met while co-starring in the 2011 film "The Rum Diary." Depp's latest film, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," is due to be released on Friday. The actors have been embroiled in a dispute with Australia's deputy prime minister, who last year threatened to euthanize their dogs, Boo and Pistol, after they were illegally smuggled into the country.
LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors CLEVELAND (AP) - Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. Just rude. They roughed up the visiting Raptors again. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night. On their court in front of 20,000-plus screaming, towel-waving fans following two straight losses in Canada, the Cavs opened a 34-point lead in the first half, pushed it to 43 in the second half and took a 3-2 series lead.