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Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage

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ISTANBUL (AP) — It was an attack that echoed the carnage earlier this year at the Brussels airport,...

World

Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised

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ISTANBUL (AP) — An adoring father of his four “princesses.” A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiance’s coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days’ vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night’s attack at Istanbul’s main airport have left behind mourning...


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Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia

APTOPIX Turkey Airport Blasts-1

ISTANBUL (AP) — As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State...


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Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

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JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl as she slept in bed before frantic security guards arrived and killed him. The girl, identified as Hallel Yaffa...


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Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid

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LONDON (AP) — In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with “House of Cards,” Britain’s victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally. The former London mayor dropped his campaign to become...


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'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an “active shooter” report that turned out to be a false alarm. The report stemmed from someone who made a distress call after...


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Union: Maryland prisons dangerously short-staffed

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The union that represents Maryland correctional officers demanded Thursday that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) increase efforts to fill staff vacancies at state prisons, saying the facilities are short about 1,000 employees. Standing with about two dozen officers outside the...


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Trump suing D.C. over tax bill for luxury hotel project

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suing the District of Columbia over the tax bill for the five-star hotel he is developing at the Old Post Office Pavilion. The suit, filed Thursday in D.C. Superior Court by attorneys for Trump, says the...


World

US offers to share intelligence on terrorists in Syria with Russia

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. The Obama administration has offered to help Russia improve its targeting of terrorist groups in Syria if Moscow will stop bombing civilians and opposition fighters who have signed on to a cease-fire and use its influence to force Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to...


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Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates to be Trump's running mate

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Donald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But there are more than a half-dozen others being discussed as...


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Rio Olympics becoming reality; bring cash for souvenirs

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are still just over five weeks away. But they become a tangible reality on Friday when one of their so-called “Mega” souvenir shops opens on Copacabana Beach. Bring plenty of cash, at least for anything more than a keychain that sells for 25...


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