July 29, 2015

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Turkey shells Syrian border village, targeting Kurdish fighters

BEIRUT — Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, said the Sunday night shelling on the border village Read More…

Women killed in Louisiana theater shooting memorialized

LAFAYETTE, La. — One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood. Another was studying to be a radiology technician and looking forward to a future with a longtime boyfriend. Jillian Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, were shot and killed last Thursday while watching the Read More…

AP tracks missing trawlers to Papua New Guinea

YANGON, Myanmar — From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there’s the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship. The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with captives of Read More…

Hillary touts renewable energy in Iowa appearance

AMES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says climate change is real and people are “just not paying attention” if they don’t acknowledge it. Addressing this issue Sunday, Clinton touted a program that would combat climate change at least in part by changing the tax code to promote renewable energy. “This is not complicated Read More…

Toy guns banned in Afghanistan after spate of eye injuries from shootings

KABUL, Afghanistan — The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen’s shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead. It should be no surprise then that young children play “police and Taliban,” chasing each other around with Read More…

Bobbi Kristina Brown dead at 22; autopsy scheduled

ATLANTA — An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. In a statement Monday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says the time that elapsed from when she was found unresponsive in January Read More…

Colombian landfill to be excavated in search for hundreds missing

MEDELLIN, Colombia — The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. The school day was over and 17-year-old Carol Vanesa was going to meet friends at a metro stop near the sprawling Comuna 13 hillside slum. Restrepo and her children had fled the violent Medellin Read More…

Shanghai markets take biggest tumble since 2007

SEOUL, South Korea — The Shanghai share index fell the most since early 2007 on Monday as Chinese stocks suffered a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to calm the market. The Shanghai Composite Index closed down 8.5 percent at 3,725.56 with most of the plunge occurring in the last hour of trading. Other stock benchmarks Read More…

East Portland smashes stereotype of ‘Portlandia,’ seeks more representation

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and artisanal food carts. But a part of this city by the river counters the narrative of livable, weird, predominantly white ‘Portlandia.’ Long-overlooked by visitors and many locals, East Portland stretches far from downtown, on the city’s eastern Read More…

WWE cuts ties with Hulk Hogan amid reports of racial slurs (UPDATED)

STAMFORD, Conn. — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. The company deleted most references to Hogan on its website and issued a statement Friday saying it had Read More…