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Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability

34 min 59 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and kill a black motorist.


The Latest: Daylight reveals damage to Istanbul airport

54 min 42 sec ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk airport (all times local):


North America leaders meet with trade threats, Brexit on their minds

58 min 47 sec ago

By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico gather on Wednesday to stress the importance of trade at a time of mounting international doubts about the benefits of globalization. The three nations belong to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to renegotiate or even scrap if he wins power. Trump says free trade has been disastrous for American workers, costing countless thousands of jobs and depressing wages.


Toyota recalls 2.86 million cars globally over emissions control unit

1 hour 13 min ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide over a possible fault with their evaporative fuel emissions control unit. The recall covers vehicles produced between April 2006 and August 2015, and includes the Japanese automaker's gasoline hybrid Prius model, the Auris compact hatchback and Corolla compact models. Earlier in the day, the Japanese automaker said it was recalling 1.43 million Prius and Lexus models worldwide because of a separate issue involving a possible airbag inflator defect. (Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu)


Suspected Islamic State suicide bombers kill 36 at Istanbul airport

1 hour 15 min ago

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey's prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Islamic State militants. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and is struggling to contain the spillover from neighboring Syria's civil war. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said: "This attack, targeting innocent people is a vile, planned terrorist act." "There is initial evidence that each of the three suicide bombers blew themselves up after opening fire," he told reporters at the airport.


Feds: WWII plane had engine damage during fatal Hudson crash

1 hour 15 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say an engine cylinder was damaged on a vintage World War II plane that crashed last month into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing its pilot.


Giolito impresses in rain-shortened debut as Nats beat Mets

1 hour 17 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calm and collected on the outside, Lucas Giolito was so anxious about making his major league debut that he kept going into manager Dusty Baker's office to ask when the game would start.


Mongolian voters head to the polls amid economic uncertainty

1 hour 19 min ago

Mongolians travelled to the polls Wednesday to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner China. The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic Party and the opposition Mongolian People's Party. On both sides campaigns have been heavy on bromides about economic development but light on concrete proposals for tackling voter concerns, including improving the country's educational and health care systems.


Recent airport attacks at a glance

1 hour 20 min ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — The attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday was the latest in such incidents at major airports in recent years. The following is a list of some of those attacks:


Coastal Carolina beats Arizona 5-4 to even CWS finals

1 hour 21 min ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina's incredible postseason run isn't over yet.


Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

1 hour 24 min ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials said the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group.


EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly

1 hour 25 min ago

By Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth. British Finance Minister George Osborne, whose attempt to calm markets on Monday went unheard, said on Tuesday the government would have to cut spending and raise taxes to stabilize the economy after credit rating agency Fitch became the third agency to downgrade UK debt. Germany's financial market regulator delivered a double blow to the City of London, saying it could not host the headquarters of a planned European stock exchange after Britain leaves the EU and could not remain a center for trading in euros.


Cubs play 3 relievers in LF while beating Reds in 15 innings

1 hour 44 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon's move was so wacky that even his own players laughed. And when it worked better than anyone could have imagined, the Cubs were celebrating again.


Turkish Airlines suspends flights, offers refund after Istanbul attack

1 hour 44 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Airlines suspended its flights until 8 am (0500 GMT) on Wednesday, the company said in a statement, after suspected Islamic State bombers killed 36 people at Istanbul airport late on Tuesday. The flag carrier said in another statement any bookings on flights to or from Istanbul Ataturk airport between 28 June and 5 July 2016 would be changed or refunded without any cost, provided the passenger requests this by July 31. (Reporting by Asli Kandemir, writing by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

California land officials sign off on closing nuclear plant

1 hour 54 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility many years earlier than its operators had previously sought.


36 killed in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS

1 hour 58 min ago

A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport has killed at least 36 people, including foreigners, with Turkey's prime minister saying early signs pointed to an assault by the Islamic State group. It is the deadliest of four attacks to rock Turkey's biggest city this year, with two others blamed on IS and another claimed by a militant Kurdish group. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag put the number of wounded at 147.


Hamilton's ties to Albany highlighted in tours, exhibit

2 hours 5 min ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany.


College students take to social media to take on terrorism

2 hours 11 min ago
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism.

Ex-NFL player wants sentencing delayed over concussion exam

2 hours 14 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children's charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.

Brother of pastor competent to stand trial in his slaying

2 hours 15 min ago
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found mentally competent to stand trial.