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    Three Officers Killed; 3 Injured in Baton Rouge Shooting

    BATON ROUGE, La. — A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7. Louisiana State Police announced last week that they had received threats of plots against Baton Rouge police. On Sunday, a man identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City went on […]

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    Who is Fethullah Gulen, the man blamed for coup attempt in Turkey?

    SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — Was a plan to overthrow Turkey’s government really hatched behind a gated compound in a small, leafy Pennsylvania town, or is that merely a smoke screen? In the throes of a military coup attempt, Turkey’s embattled president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pointed the finger of blame squarely at his bitter rival: Fethullah Gulen. At the center of this rivalry, a fundamental division in Turkish society between secularists — some within the country’s top military brass — and Islamists, […]

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    Turkish government says situation under control; air base used by U.S. closed

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s government said Saturday it was firmly in control after a coup attempt the night before sparked violence and chaos, leaving 161 people dead. Friday’s uprising by some members of the military is the latest worrying example of deteriorating stability in a country that a few years ago was being promoted to the wider Muslim world as a model of democratic governance and economic prosperity. Some 14 years after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political party swept to […]

  • A Turkish protester (L) holds up a banner with pictures of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) and the United States-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen (R) during a demonstration against goverment on December 30, 2013 in Istanbul. Erdogan lashed out at the judiciary as he tried to tamp down a corruption probe that has shaken his government and sparked a new wave of anti-government protests. The conservative prime minister, who has dug in his heels over the crisis that has led to the resignation of three ministers, went again on the attack during a speech in the southern city of Manisa. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is Man Living in Poconos Responsible for Military Coup in Turkey?

    ANKARA, Turkey — Low-flying military jets buzzed over Turkey’s capital of Ankara. Soldiers blocked major bridges in Istanbul. State-run television announced that the military had imposed martial law. In an interview via FaceTime on CNN Turk television, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the coup on an international opposition network. Pres Erdogan: “Turkey will not be run from a House in Pennsylvania. Turkey is not a country that can be bought or sold cheaply.”#failedcoup — TRT World (@trtworld) July 15, 2016 […]

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    Attack in Nice: Texas Father and Son, 11, Among Victims

    NICE, France —  The Copeland family vacation started in Pamplona, Spain, moved to Barcelona and ended tragically as the Bastille Day fireworks faded over Nice, France. Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son Brodie were among the more than 80 people killed Thursday when a truck zig-zagged through a screaming crowd for more than a mile along the Promenade des Anglais, according to a family representative. They had traveled from the Austin, Texas, area with Copeland’s wife, Kim, and his […]

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    UPDATE: Trump Offers VP Slot to Mike Pence

    Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice-presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016 The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional […]

  • Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

    5 People to Watch in Hillary Clinton’s Veepstakes

    As she nears a decision on her own running mate, Hillary Clinton and her campaign are watching Donald Trump’s search with astonishment. It’s a moment that highlights the stark differences between how the two presumptive nominees make decisions, with Trump’s unfolding like a reality show and Clinton’s taking place almost entirely in secret before her expected announcement late next week. In conversations with nearly two dozen people inside and close to Clinton’s orbit, here are five things to watch as […]

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    68th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations

    Nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, as “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and “Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham announced 12 categories. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” proved to be more than just a pop culture obsession, scoring Emmy noms for stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance in the outstanding actor in a miniseries category, Sarah Paulson for lead actress and for best limited series. All told the fictionalized version of […]

  • The world seems to be going crazy for "Pokemon Go." The smartphone game's incredible popularity is responsible for everything from a massive jump in the value of Nintendo's shares to the discovery of a dead body. "Pokemon Go" uses augmented reality to place creatures and items in real locations -- which brought people, and Pokemon, to places they don't normally go.

    ‘Pokemon Go’ players unwelcome at Arlington, Holocaust museums

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Players of “Pokemon Go” are finding critters everywhere, including some places that are considered to be hallowed ground and inappropriate for gaming. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, both in the Washington, D.C. area, have both issued appeals for players to avoid hunting Pokemon on their sites. “Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate,” said Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust […]

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    How Police Used Robot, Explosives to Take Out Dallas Sniper

    DALLAS — Dallas Police Chief David Brown gave an order to his SWAT team after a 45-minute gun battle and two hours of negotiating with a sniper targeting police officers. He told them to come up with a creative plan to neutralize the suspect without putting another officer in the line of fire. In the time it took Chief Brown to get back from updating the public about the ongoing battle, his officers had hatched a plan. It would keep […]

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    Everything You Wanted to Know About Pokémon GO but Were Afraid to Ask

    So everyone is shuffling around furiously swiping at their phones and bragging about their Vaporeon and you’re just sitting here like “What’s a Pokéball?” It’s okay. You’re in the trust tree. All of your Pokémon questions will be answered in time. Long story short, Pokémon GO is a phone game that’s taking over people’s lives. It’s an “augmented reality” game that uses real-world aspects and overlays the magical, slightly deranged world of Pokémon in a thinly-veiled ploy to get people […]

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    Here’s What Walmart Put on Sale to Compete With Amazon

    Walmart won’t be ignored. The company is offering tons of deals, just as Amazon prepares to kick off its second annual Prime Day on Tuesday. Walmart launched a month-long “Rollbacks” promotion on July 1, and upped the ante on Monday when it announced free shipping on all online orders through Friday. Walmart has been cutting prices on a variety of products including, electronics, toys, outdoor items, apparel and some Apple products. Here are a few of the deals it’s promoting: […]


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