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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016

Family members and friends carry the coffin after attending the funeral prayer for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines  flight attendant killed Tuesday at the blasts at Ataturk airport, in Istanbul, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey (Emrah Gurel / Associated Press)

External attacks rise as Islamic State fortunes fall

BEIRUT – International terror attacks seemingly inspired by the Islamic State group are increasing as its fortunes fall in Syria and Iraq. The attack on the Istanbul airport was still unfolding Tuesday night when Turkish authorities said IS is the ...

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‘Move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans say it’s unlikely

Hillary Clinton said it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state. Not likely, especially in an election year with Clinton’s presidential rival – Donald Trump – lashing out.

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Officials: Man decapitated acquaintance he suspected of rape

MINNEAPOLIS – A northern Minnesota man is accused of decapitating another man after his girlfriend told him that the man had sexually assaulted her. Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Thoresen is charged with murder. According to charges in Itasca County, Thoresen ambushed 20-year-old ...

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Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (Emrah Gurel / Associated Press)

Death toll in Istanbul airport attack climbs to 42

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey’s crucial tourism industry. The government blamed the attack on Islamic State extremists but there was no immediate confirmation from the group.

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In this Sept. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, two humpback whales dive inside what is called the New York Bight, with the New York City skyline in the background. Scientists have deployed a high-tech acoustic buoy in the Bight 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time. The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor. (Julie Larsen Maher / Associated Press)

Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near real-time.” The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016


Canada to lift visa for Mexican visitors

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada will lift visa requirements for Mexican visitors as of December 2016, removing a major irritant in relations between the two countries. Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made the announcement ahead of Wednesday’s North American leaders’ summit with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, waits for the start of a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday. (Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / Associated Press)

EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil

BRUSSELS – European leaders pushed Britain toward the exit door Tuesday, warning Prime Minister David Cameron that there’s no turning back after his country’s unprecedented vote to leave the EU and pressing for a quick and clear British departure plan to quell worldwide anxiety about the continent’s future. Leader after leader rejected Cameron’s pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, insisting there would be no cherry-picking of advantageous trade conditions. Yet Cameron frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately, saying he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor.

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Blogs

Owen, Habib trade jabs over lt. gov. race

OLYMPIA – Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has criticized one of his possible replacements, saying his fellow Democrat may be too partisan for the job and doesn’t understand some of its ...


Parting Shot — 6.29.16

A model displays a 2017 spring/summer design by fashion brand Steinrohner during the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)



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