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US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric
US, Turkey at an impasse over extraditing Muslim cleric

WASHINGTON (AP) - Turkey says the United States is legally bound by a treaty to immediately hand over Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it accuses of plotting to overthrow Turkey's government.

Suddenly it
Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire immigration debate to the right.

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
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  • 2016-08-25 23:49:20Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers.

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board
Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chelsea Clinton would remain on the board of her family's foundation even if her mother is elected president, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Couple wanted in woman
Couple wanted in woman's killing, kids' kidnapping arrested
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  • 2016-08-25 23:44:06Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California couple wanted in connection with a woman's killing and the kidnapping of her three children in the Los Angeles area were arrested Thursday in Colorado.

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery
Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery
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  • 2016-08-25 23:35:25Z

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France
Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 23:26:50Z

By Ingrid Melander CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration. Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted "Nicolas! Nicolas!" and applauded as Sarkozy, a conservative president from 2007 to 2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people. "I will be the president that re-establishes the authority of the state," Sarkozy told a crowd of more than 2,000 packing a sports hall in Chateaurenard, a Provence town where his Les Republicains beat...

Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13
Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators. The order came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation gave the department a disc earlier this month containing 14,900 emails to and from Clinton and other documents it said it had recovered that she did not return to the government. Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been criticized for using an unauthorized private email system run from a server in the basement of her home while she was...

Climate change taking toll on American pika
Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands
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  • 2016-08-25 22:35:34Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Apple fixes serious security flaw after UAE dissident
Apple fixes serious security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targeted

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security hole in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking. The attack on the dissident, Ahmed Mansoor, used a text message that invited him to click on a web link. Instead of clicking, he forwarded the message to researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab.

Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France
Sarkozy tells comeback rally he would ban burkini across France

By Ingrid Melander CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) - Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration. Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted "Nicolas! Nicolas!" and applauded as Sarkozy, a conservative president from 2007 to 2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people. "I will be the president that re-establishes the authority of the state," Sarkozy told a crowd of more than 2,000 packing a sports hall in Chateaurenard, a Provence town where his...

The Latest: Trump accuses rival Clinton of race-baiting
The Latest: Trump accuses rival Clinton of race-baiting

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal
Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal
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  • 2016-08-25 20:48:19Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.

US naval ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessel: official
US naval ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessel: official
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 20:44:24Z

Iranian ships harassed US naval vessels in three separate incidents, including one that prompted an American ship to fire warning shots, a US official said Thursday. The incidents all occurred in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, a day after another encounter in which a group of Iranian naval vessels with their weapons uncovered sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers. The most dramatic moment in Wednesday's three events occurred when an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat maneuvered around two US patrol ships, the USS Squall and USS Tempest.

The Latest: Albuquerque district IDs slain New Mexico girl
The Latest: Albuquerque district IDs slain New Mexico girl
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  • 2016-08-25 20:31:41Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

'Steady stream of bigotry': Clinton rips Trump in speech linking him to 'alt-right'

Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out a comprehensive critique of Donald Trump's worldview as full of "racially tinged" conspiracy theories outside of mainstream Republicanism. The speech is part of a sustained effort by the Clinton campaign to delegitimize Trump as unfit for the presidency in the eyes of mainstream voters. Clinton's speech in Reno, Nev., came about a week after Trump shook up his campaign team and started making direct pitches black and Latino voters. The Democratic nominee told her supporters that Trump has peddled "a constant stream of bigotry" during his campaign.

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 20:06:53Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

Hispanic coalition asks Trump to stop
Hispanic coalition asks Trump to stop 'attacks'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda on Thursday asked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop attacks on Hispanic communities, inviting him in a letter to meet with the group's leadership. "As we have expressed numerous times, your rhetoric of relentless attacks against our community is an issue of serious concern and has had a significant impact, fueling an alarming trend in our nation," the group, a coalition of 40 Latino nonpartisan advocacy organizations, wrote to Trump. ...

Trump
Trump's past comments illustrate striking shift on deportation policy

Donald Trump's campaign insists that he hasn't flip-flopped on illegal immigration despite backing down on his promise to deport all the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. The Republican presidential nominee's hard-line immigration stance and incendiary rhetoric swayed primary voters. Trump even cited President Obama's approach to deportation as one he would also embrace.

Trump
Trump's lack of a data operation is hurting the GOP, operatives say

One of the many ways that Donald Trump has weakened the Republican Party is by doing little in his presidential campaign to target voters through the use of data, analytics and digital tools, a group of Republicans said Thursday. "I don't think there's anyone who's going to look at the Trump campaign and think that they ran a strong data operation," said Chris Wilson, who oversaw data analytics for Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.

Trump on Clinton:
Trump on Clinton: 'It's Watergate all over again'

Donald Trump responded to Hillary Clinton's attempt to tie his campaign to hate groups by comparing her email scandal to one of the most infamous scandals in American political history. "A secretary of state sold her office to corporations and foreign governments, betraying the public trust- putting innocent lives in danger - and then she went to great lengths to hide, delete, destroy and lie about the evidence. "Just imagine the damage to our security, to our integrity, to our standing in the world, if Hillary Clinton is allowed to sell the Oval Office the same way she sold her office as secretary of state.

Clinton says Trump is taking far-right hate groups
Clinton says Trump is taking far-right hate groups 'mainstream'

Hillary Clinton will paint her White House rival Donald Trump as the candidate of the far right Thursday, claiming "a radical fringe" has taken over the Republican Party. After releasing a hard-hitting ad that tethered Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, Clinton will use a speech in Reno, Nevada to argue he has brought racism to the political mainstream. "From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton will say, according to excerpts released by her campaign.

Clinton tops 50% support from US voters in latest poll
Clinton tops 50% support from US voters in latest poll

More than half of respondents in a new poll said they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton -- the first time the Democratic presidential candidate has breached that all-important 50 percent threshold. The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University found the former secretary of state leading Trump 51 to 41 percent in a head to head race. "We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Down Ticket #6: Why Republicans who want to win in November - despite Trump - should be watching Nevada
Down Ticket #6: Why Republicans who want to win in November - despite Trump - should be watching Nevada

Down Ticket is Yahoo News' complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors' races of 2016. On Tuesday, we took a breather from cataloging the many Donald Trump-related problems facing down-ballot Republicans in order to point out that, hey, maybe not everything is doom and gloom for

Illinois man charged with bomb attempt ruled mentally unfit
Illinois man charged with bomb attempt ruled mentally unfit
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  • 2016-08-25 18:16:12Z

The suspect, Adel Daoud of Hillside, Illinois, sincerely believes that his lawyers are Freemasons, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said. Daoud, 22, also believes the judicial system "is controlled by the Illuminati, a secret ruling class, who he repeatedly describes as reptiles in disguise," she said. "The government has not shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant is competent to stand trial," Coleman wrote in her decision.

Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech
Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Donald Trump is courting minority voters as rival Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver a speech that will accuse his campaign of fostering hate.

Iranian vessels
Iranian vessels' intentions in approaching U.S. warship unclear: White House
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 17:47:15Z

The intention of four Iranian vessels that approached a U.S. warship in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz this week were not clear, but such actions can escalate tensions, the White House said on Thursday. "At this point, it's not clear what the intentions of the Iranian ships were, but the behavior is not acceptable, given that this U.S. ship was in international waters," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a news briefing.

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots toward Iranian vessel: CNN
U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots toward Iranian vessel: CNN
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 17:46:54Z

A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots after an Iranian fast-attack craft approached and circled two U.S. Navy ships and a Kuwaiti vessel in the northern Gulf on Wednesday, CNN reported on Thursday. It said the U.S. ship fired the shots into the water after the Iranian ship did not leave after a brief radio conversation, CNN said, citing U.S. officials.

Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance
Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 17:31:03Z

HELSINKI (AP) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it "looks like a fairly bad deal" for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow.

Trump, Clinton spar over minority voters
Trump, Clinton spar over minority voters

By Amanda Becker and Steve Holland PALO ALTO, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on Thursday over who would make a better president for the country's minorities, with each accusing the other of posing a threat to the interests of blacks and Latinos. Clinton needs to hold on to minority support to beat her Republican rival in the Nov. 8 election and was set on Thursday to deliver a speech blasting him as a divisive candidate stoking racist groups. Trump has polled poorly with minorities but lately has tried to broaden his appeal to them, hinting at a softening of his hard-line position on immigration.

Johnny Depp: I
Johnny Depp: I'll Honor Amber's Charity Pledge and Send The Checks

Johnny Depp is heaping praise on Amber Heard for promising to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity … and he's so moved he's sending the checks directly to the two organizations she personally picked.

Orlando hospitals won
Orlando hospitals won't charge nightclub shooting victims for care
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 15:39:43Z

Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were wounded by gunman Omar Mateen before police fatally shot him after a three-hour standoff inside the gay dance club on June 12. U.S. authorities said Mateen was self-radicalized and acted alone, without assistance or orders from abroad, to commit the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. "It was incredible to see how our community came together in the wake of the senseless Pulse shooting," said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital.

What is the
What is the 'alt-right'? A beginner's guide

A political movement most Americans have never heard of is suddenly in the spotlight, thanks to Donald Trump - who has hired one of its leading spokesmen to run his campaign - and Hillary Clinton, whose speech planned for Thursday afternoon is expected to denounce it. It's the "alt-right," a loose aggregation of bloggers, radio hosts, think tanks and activists that emerged from the "white nationalist" movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Trump has for much of his campaign flirted with "alt-right" themes, mostly through retweets, some of which he later disavowed.

Women protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo
Women protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo

Some 35 Muslim and non-Muslim women held a beach party demonstration outside the French embassy in London on Thursday, protesting against a ban on burkinis enforced in some coastal towns in France. "We wanted to show solidarity with Muslim women in France and call for a repeal of the ban." France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, was meeting on Thursday to consider a complaint against the ban in one Mediterranean town. President Francois Hollande's government has backed the decisions taken by mainly conservative mayors, who argue the garment violates France's laws on secularism.

France Bean Cobain
France Bean Cobain's  Hubby Wants Fat Allowance: You Left Me Broke!

Frances Bean Cobain's estranged husband says he won't have a penny to his name without her … so he's asking a judge to make her pay up. Isaiah Silva is requesting spousal support, and according to the docs he wants a ton of it - nothing less than $25k a month. Isaiah says he left a steady job when

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality
Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 14:32:40Z

NEW YORK (AP) - In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Hillary Clinton on foundation attacks:
Hillary Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'

"He is taking a hate movement mainstream," Clinton told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a phone interview after Trump called her a "bigot." Recently released emails showed a foundation official reaching out to the State Department on behalf of donors.

Some 30 demonstrators in London protest French burkini ban
Some 30 demonstrators in London protest French burkini ban
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 14:27:48Z

LONDON (AP) - Some 30 demonstrators have gathered in London to protest local French bans of the body-covering burkini swimsuit.

Georgia man gets 40-year sentence for boiling water attack on gays
Georgia man gets 40-year sentence for boiling water attack on gays
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 14:25:55Z

Martin Blackwell, 48, was convicted by a jury on Wednesday of 10 charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault, said the spokesman for Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. Blackwell told police he heated water and poured it over Anthony Gooden Jr. and Marquez Tolbert while they slept because he was disgusted by their relationship. The attack occurred in February in an apartment in the Atlanta suburb of College Park where Gooden's mother, who was dating Blackwell, lived.

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 14:04:33Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday.

Transgender Ken Doll Cake Sends Facebook Into a Frenzy
Transgender Ken Doll Cake Sends Facebook Into a Frenzy

Marlene Goetzeler was so proud of the cake her bakery created for a client that she showed it off on Facebook a few weeks ago. The California-based Freeport Bakery co-owner hoped for feedback, but she wasn't prepared for the backlash the cake would incite - even though it was made using a Ken doll in

Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally
Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Republican nominee Donald Trump is linking his "movement to take back the country" to Britain's surprising vote to leave the European Union.

London, Paris mayors criticize bans on burkini swimsuits
London, Paris mayors criticize bans on burkini swimsuits

PARIS (AP) - The mayors of London and Paris are criticizing local French bans of body-covering burkini swimsuits, saying women should wear what they want to the beach.

U.S. core capital goods orders surge; jobless claims fall
U.S. core capital goods orders surge; jobless claims fall

New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose for a second straight month in July as demand for machinery and a range of other products picked up, offering a tentative sign that a business spending downturn was starting to ease. The economy also got a boost from another report on Thursday showing an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 1.6 percent last month, the largest gain since January.

Biden says expects Guantanamo prison to close before Obama leaves office
Biden says expects Guantanamo prison to close before Obama leaves office
  • US
  • 2016-08-25 12:25:05Z

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he expected the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would close before President Barack Obama leaves office in January.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs
Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will ...

Trump targets China trade, says plans serious measures
Trump targets China trade, says plans serious measures

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to slap tariffs on Chinese products to show Beijing that the United States is "not playing games anymore" when it comes to levelling the field on trade. Addressing a rally in Tampa, Florida, Trump said that if he was elected in November, he would instruct the U.S. trade representative to bring cases against China both in the United States and at the World Trade Organization. Tariffs would be necessary in some cases "because they have to understand that we're not playing games anymore," he added.

Mylan cuts EpiPen costs after Clinton criticism
Mylan cuts EpiPen costs after Clinton criticism

The company said it would reduce the patient cost of EpiPen through the use of a savings card, which will cover up to $300 of EpiPen 2-Pak. Price of the product, which Mylan acquired in 2007, has zoomed to $600 from $100 in 2008. For patients previously paying the full amount of the company's list price, the card effectively reduces their out-of-pocket cost exposure by 50 percent, Mylan said.

For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed
For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 08:59:56Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for more than 10 years as a lucky charm, a tourism official said Thursday.

N. Korea missile test adds to
N. Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
  • World
  • 2016-08-25 08:42:47Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful - and potentially game-changing - submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to Washington and Seoul to stop holding joint military exercises Pyongyang sees as a dress rehearsal for invasion.

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