June 30, 2016

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Documents reveal New York City jail’s substandard response to sexual abuse claims

NEW YORK — New York City’s Rikers Island jail has entrenched problems dealing with sexual abuse, including emergency hotlines that don’t work, confidential complaints read by fellow inmates and investigations that don’t interview alleged attackers, according to an internal review obtained by The Associated Press. The report, conducted last year by an outside consultant, also Read More…

Boeing inks sales deal with Iran Air

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Boeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air “expressing the airline’s intent” to buy its aircraft, setting up the biggest business deal between the Islamic Republic and America since the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran. Already, an Iranian official has suggested his country as a whole Read More…

Despite protests, Chinese city’s dog-meat festival goes on

YULIN, China — A city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival Tuesday despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists. Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city of Yulin, in an event that has come to symbolize the cruelty and potential for Read More…

Obama administration nears approval for commercial drone use

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce as early as Tuesday the creation of a new Read More…

Standout defender Cameron back in Houston for Copa semifinal

HOUSTON — Earlier this year, Geoff Cameron wasn’t quite sure what his role on the U.S. national team would be. Things are much different now. Cameron has paired with John Brooks to star in central defense and help the United States reach Tuesday’s Copa America semifinal against Argentina. “You could say it’s changed,” Cameron said Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FBI to release Orlando shooting transcripts Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public. 2. Number of refugees reaches record 65.3 million The UN blames persecution Read More…

FBI releasing conversations between Orlando gunman, police

ORLANDO, Fla. — Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The FBI was releasing on Monday a printed, partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse Read More…

UN estimates number of refugees at record 65 million

GENEVA — Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The U.N. refugee agency says just over that number — 65 million people — were displaced worldwide by the end of last year, easily setting a new postwar record, as it warned that European and other rich nations can expect the tide to continue if root Read More…

Iran claims disruption of major terrorist plot

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country’s state media reported on Monday. The reports quote the country’s Intelligence Ministry as saying that it has arrested several suspects in the plot to bomb the Read More…

This is next year: Cavs end Cleveland title drought with historic comeback over Warriors

CLEVELAND — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the final seconds of Cleveland’s Read More…