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Union reaches deal with 3 of 5 Atlantic City casinos

Union reaches deal with 3 of 5 Atlantic City casinosAtlantic City's main casino workers union has reached agreement on a new contract with three of the five casinos it had been targeting for a strike this weekend. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union said Thursday …

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:33 pm

US jobless claims rise

US jobless claims riseThe US labor market showed signs of cooling in May, with job growth of a meager 38,000 payrolls, the weakest in nearly six years.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:29 pm

Ex-US marine charged with rape, murder of Okinawa woman

Ex-US marine charged with rape, murder of Okinawa womanEx-Marine was earlier charged for allegedly disposing of victim's body in a series of crimes that has sparked protests.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:20 pm

Details of some of the Istanbul airport attack victims

Relatives gather around the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Habibullah Sefer, one of the victims killed Tuesday at the blasts in Istanbul's Ataturk airport, during the funeral in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded scores of others at the busy 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. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)ISTANBUL (AP) — An adoring father of his four "princesses." A young man working to support his sisters' education. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday's terror assault at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:20 pm

‘Hunger Games’ studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 bn

'Hunger Games' studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 bn(L-R) Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, actors Caitrona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and author Diana Gabaldon onstage during the Starz portion of This is Cable 2016 TV Critics Association Winter Tour in Pasadena, …

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:17 pm

US first lady urges Spanish women to promote girls’ learning

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama walks with Spain's Princess Letizia, left in the gardens of the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, Thursday June 30, 2016. Michelle Obama is in Spain on the final leg of a three-nation tour to promote her global girls' education initiative. (Francisco Gomez, Casa Real Pool Photo via AP)MADRID (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls' education initiative, saying it's important girls are "valued for their minds."

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:12 pm

Haitian quake survivors welcomed in Brazil’s Amazon

Haitian quake survivors welcomed in Brazil's AmazonDespite negative media portrayals, tens of thousands of Haitians and other refugees have been received with open arms.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:09 pm

‘Hunger Games’ studio Lionsgate to buy Starz channel for $4.4 bn

'Hunger Games' studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 bn(L-R) Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, actors Caitrona Balfe and Sam Heughan, and author Diana Gabaldon onstage during the Starz portion of This is Cable 2016 TV Critics Association Winter Tour in Pasadena, …

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 1:02 pm

Palestinian kills teen in Israeli settlement, then shot dead

An Israeli wounded in what the Israeli army said was a stabbing attack in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, is evacuated to a hospital in JerusalemBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom in a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, as international sponsors of frozen peace talks prepared to issue a report on the impasse. Israeli guards in the settlement of Kiryat Arba shot the attacker dead and one member of the civilian armed response team was wounded, a military spokesman and a settler leader said. The assailant was identified as a 19-year-old male from a nearby Palestinian village.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 12:47 pm

Turkey defies EU over anti-terrorism laws after Istanbul attack

A man looks at a broken glass at Istanbul Ataturk airportBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance. The EU repeated its demand that Turkey modify its anti-terrorism laws, saying they limit freedom of expression and allow indiscriminate arrests of activists, but Ankara showed no sign of budging. "Turkey today is fighting against terrorism," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with senior EU officials, referring to Tuesday's gun and bomb attack by three suspected Islamic State militants.

Posted on 30 June 2016 | 12:44 pm

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Israeli Military: Palestinian Terrorist Fatally Stabbed Teen in Bedroom – NBCNews.com


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Israeli Military: Palestinian Terrorist Fatally Stabbed Teen in Bedroom
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A teenage girl was fatally stabbed in her bedroom by a Palestinian attacker in the West Bank, Israeli officials said Thursday. The Israeli military posted a picture of the teen's blood-soaked bedroom in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, outside of Hebron.
Palestinian kills teen in Israeli settlement, then shot deadReuters
Palestinian Teen Terrorist Stabs 13-Year Old Israeli Girl to Death in Her BedroomBreitbart News
Israeli girl, 13, stabbed to death in bedroom by Palestinian attackerFox News
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 12:44 pm

Malaysia opposition leader charged with graft over property deal – Chicago Tribune


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Malaysia opposition leader charged with graft over property deal
Chicago Tribune
A Malaysian opposition leader was charged with graft and abuse of power over property deals, throwing rivals of Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition further into disarray after recent election losses. Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang state and …
Critic of Malaysia's Najib Arrested on Corruption ChargesWall Street Journal
Malaysian Opposition Politician Charged with GraftVoice of America
Penang Chief Minister maintains innocence following corruption chargesChannel News Asia
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 12:20 pm

New Philippine president faces daunting challenges – Washington Post


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New Philippine president faces daunting challenges
Washington Post
MANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte, who was sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president on Thursday, has given himself a colossal campaign promise to fulfill: eradicating crime — especially drug trafficking, smuggling, rapes and murder — in three
Rodrigo Duterte inaugurated as Philippines presidentUSA TODAY
Filipinos hope new President Duterte remains the 'enforcer'Christian Science Monitor
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Asia's 'Trump,' Eyes Closer China TiesNBCNews.com
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 12:16 pm

Taliban-Claimed Attack On Afghan Police Trainees Kills Dozens, Reports Say – NPR


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Taliban-Claimed Attack On Afghan Police Trainees Kills Dozens, Reports Say
NPR
Two suicide bombers attacked a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police trainees, killing at least 30 people, according to reports from The Associated Press and Reuters. The attack occurred about 12 miles west of Kabul, the AP says, citing Paghman
Taliban Attack on Convoy of Afghan Police Cadets Kills at Least 27New York Times
30 officers, 4 civilians killed in dual bombings in AfghanistanCNN
Taliban attack on Afghanistan police cadets near Kabul kills dozensBBC News
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 11:53 am

Leading Brexiter Boris Johnson says he won’t run for prime minister – CNN


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Leading Brexiter Boris Johnson says he won't run for prime minister
CNN
London (CNN) The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a surprise twist Thursday as leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, considered a frontrunner to replace the outgoing David Cameron, announced that he would not be running.
Former London mayor Boris Johnson says he will not run for British prime ministerWashington Post
Michael Gove and Theresa May head five-way Conservative raceBBC News
Ex-London mayor upends race for UK prime minister by quittingReuters
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 11:50 am

Turkish forces detain 22 in Ataturk Airport terror attack – CNN


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Turkish forces detain 22 in Ataturk Airport terror attack
CNN
Istanbul (CNN) Turkish authorities have now detained 22 people in connection with the Ataturk Airport attack, a Turkish official told CNN on Thursday. Thirteen people were taken into custody in Istanbul and nine in the coastal city of Izmir, the
Istanbul airport attackers identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationalsWashington Post
Istanbul airport attackers 'Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz'BBC News
Erdogan in His LabyrinthNew York Times
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 11:15 am

Iraq: Airstrikes hit convoy carrying ISIS militants out of Falluja – CNN


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Iraq: Airstrikes hit convoy carrying ISIS militants out of Falluja
CNN
(CNN) Airstrikes hit a convoy of more than 500 vehicles leaving Falluja, killing dozens of ISIS militants trying to flee the city, Iraqi officials said. The operation started Monday night and is still ongoing Thursday, according to the nation's defense
US, Iraqi strikes kill at least 250 ISIS fighters in Iraq convoysFox News
US and Iraq Airstrikes Target Alleged ISIS ConvoyNBCNews.com
Iraqi Official: IS Convoy Fleeing Fallujah DestroyedNew York Times
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 10:42 am

Russian defense minister purges Baltic Fleet command – The Daily Progress


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Russian defense minister purges Baltic Fleet command
The Daily Progress
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister has fired the commander of the Baltic Fleet and his top officers following a sweeping inspection. The Defense Ministry announced the purge in a terse statement late Wednesday. It said the fleet commander, Vice …
Is A War Brewing In Eastern Europe?Seeking Alpha
WW3 scare: Vladimir Putin issues warning as NATO masses along Russian borderDaily Star
Russia To Beef Up Western Border; Baltic Fleet Chief SackedRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Posted on 30 June 2016 | 10:09 am

EgyptAir 804: Wreckage and recorder show signs of heat, smoke – CNN


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EgyptAir 804: Wreckage and recorder show signs of heat, smoke
CNN
(CNN) The flight data recorder on doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates possible lavatory and avionics smoke before the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea, the nation's civil aviation ministry said Wednesday. Additionally, wreckage from the
Wreckage, 'Black Box' Data Point to Fire Aboard EgyptAir Flight 804Wall Street Journal
EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on boardReuters
EgyptAir Crash-Probe Confirms Smoke, Soot — Could Point to FireBloomberg
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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 10:33 pm