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Ankara – 17 Police Officers Killed In Helicopter Attack On Police Special Forces Headquarters In Outskirts Of Ankara

July 15, 2016 at 07:23 PM
Ankara - State-run Anadolu Agency: 17 police officers killed in helicopter attack on police special forces headquarters in outskirts of Ankara. ...

Istanbul – Helicopter Opens Fire In Turkey’s Ankara As Explosion Heard: Witnesses

July 15, 2016 at 06:20 PM
Istanbul - A military helicopter opened fire over the Turkish capital Ankara, a Reuters witness said, as witnesses heard an explosion in the capital after the military announced that it had launched a coup to take over the government. The military earlier said in a statement it was taking control of the government in order to return it to democracy. President Tayyip Erdogan and government...

Philadelphia – After Nice, Feds Say Nothing Left To Chance At Conventions

July 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Philadelphia - U.S. Secret Service officials say security planning for the Republican and Democratic national conventions took into account large-scale terrorism threats like the vehicle attack that occurred in France. In Philadelphia, site of the Democratic National Convention, the Secret Service's top agent said Friday "there is nothing we leave to chance." Agents will sweep permitted...

New York – Clinton Leads Trump By 12 Points Ahead Of Republican Convention

July 15, 2016 at 05:46 PM
New York - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump trailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 12 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, making him the clear underdog ahead of next week's Republican National Convention. Forty-five percent of likely voters supported former Secretary of State Clinton, 33 percent supported Trump, the wealthy businessman, and the...

Springfield, NH – Technology Gives Unique Voices To Those Who Can’t Speak

July 15, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Springfield, NH - Jessie Levine smiles and shakes her head when she hears the outgoing voicemail message on her iPhone. "I sound young! And fast!" she marvels. "That person never, ever expected to talk like this." The message was recorded before Levine was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, in early 2015, and before the progressive motor neuron disease caused her speech to become...

Washington – Saudi Says Hopes Release Of ’28 Pages’ Clears Up 9/11 Suspicions

July 15, 2016 at 04:30 PM
Washington - Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday the release of classified pages of the official report on the Sept. 11 attacks, and hoped their release would clear up suspicions about Riyadh's actions, intentions or long-term friendship with the United States. "Since 2002, the 9/11 Commission and several government agencies, including the CIA and the FBI, have investigated the contents of the...

Ankara – Turkey Army Says It Seizes Power; Erdogan Says ‘We Will Overcome This’

July 15, 2016 at 04:14 PM
Ankara - Turkey's military said on Friday it had seized power, but President Tayyip Erdogan said the attempted coup would be put down. If successful, the overthrow of Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey since 2003, would be one of the biggest shifts in the Middle East in years, transforming one of the most important U.S. allies in the region while war rages on its border. "We will overcome this,"...

Little Rock, AR – Tornado Warning Forces 3 World Leaders Into School Basement

July 15, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Little Rock, AR - Three former world leaders were forced to take shelter in the lower level of an Arkansas high school after tornado sirens blared during a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and former Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair were attending the ceremony at Little Rock's Central High School when the...

Paris – France Calls Up 26,000 Reserves To Relieve Tired Security Forces After Nice Attack

July 15, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Paris - President Francois Hollande will tap into France's operational military reserve to relieve stretched security forces who have amassed overtime following three major Islamic militant attacks in France since January 2015. Some 26,000 out of over 200,000 reserve forces in France are expected to be called up to reinforce gendarmes, police and army troops. "I have called on the...

Jerusalem – Helping Palestinians Was An Uphill Battle For US Aid Chief

July 15, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Jerusalem - After 11 years of helping oversee the U.S. government's aid efforts to lay the foundations for a future Palestinian state, the outgoing chief of the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is unsure whether that vision has inched any closer to reality. "It's frustrating. It's definitely frustrating," said Dave Harden, who is leaving his...

Omaha, NE – Buffett Delivers Annual Gifts Worth $2.86B To 5 Charities

July 15, 2016 at 02:41 PM
Omaha, NE - Investor Warren Buffett has delivered his annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune. The gifts of Class B Berkshire stock that Buffett disclosed Thursday were worth roughly $2.86 billion. More than 19.6 million Berkshire shares were donated. The biggest share went to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

Washington – House Intelligence Committee Publishes Declassified ’28 Pages’ From September 11 Investigation

July 15, 2016 at 02:33 PM
‎Washington - Under wraps for 13 years, the U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning. The newly declassified document , with light redactions, names people the hijackers associated with before they carried out the...

Cleveland – RNC Chief Says Dump-Trump Bid Is Bust

July 15, 2016 at 02:16 PM
Cleveland - The delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead. That's according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. He tells The Associated Press that a highly publicized push to dump Trump during next week's convention is a "nothing burger." He says, "It's over. It was never there." The GOP chairman made the comments during an AP interview on Friday, the day...

New York – Republicans, Democrats Sharply Divided Over Muslims In America: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

July 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM
New York - Many Americans view Islam unfavorably, and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are more than twice as likely to view the religion negatively as those backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll of more than 7,000 Americans. It shows that 37 percent of American adults have a "somewhat unfavorable" or...

Washington – Clinton Airing Thousands Of Positive Ads While Trump Silent

July 15, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Washington - It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the television to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month. Meanwhile, anyone flipping through the channels looking for positive ads about Donald Trump would be disappointed: He hasn't yet put up a spot appealing to November voters, and groups supporting him have...

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