Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:08:10 -0400
France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France. ...
Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 8 police; 70 wounded
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:07:30 -0400
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least eight police officers and wounding 70 other people, the state-run news agency and Turkish officials said.
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:49:40 -0400
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze.
Hundreds of displaced in Nigeria's northeast demand more food
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:46:29 -0400
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of people displaced by a Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's northeast staged a protest in the region's main city on Thursday to demand more aid, accusing officials of stealing food rations, witnesses said. The U.N. food program WFP last week warned that up to 5.5 million people in the volatile northeast might need food aid by next month as soaring inflation was pushing up food prices. The Nigerian army, backed by its neighbours, has retaken most territory previously lost to Boko Haram jihadists, which have been staging a seven-year insurgency in the northeast.
Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:45:58 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr's formula for getting re-elected in November includes touring factories and visiting nonprofits, not large-scale campaign events. He says he won't focus on being a candidate until the Senate adjourns in October.
Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:42:37 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.
Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:40:51 -0400
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."
Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:37:32 -0400
Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder. "All signs indicate that our deputy minister, Rodolfo Illanes, has been cowardly and brutally murdered," Interior Minister Carlos Romero told a press conference. Illanes, who has served as deputy interior minister since March, had gone to a highway blockade in the western highland town of Panduro in an attempt to mediate with miners after days of violent protests.
Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:36:00 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.
Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:33:19 -0400
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families.