Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:24:22 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
The Latest: Clinton shrugs off 'Crooked Hillary' comments
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:22:15 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):
IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russia for Rio Olympics
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:18:15 -0400
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation to the relevant sports federations. The IOC's announcement follows the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) call for a Rio ban in response to the independent McLaren report that found evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The world governing body's ruling 15-member executive board met on Sunday via teleconference -- with the Rio Games' Aug. 5 opening ceremony less than two weeks away -- and decided that responsibility for ruling on the eligibility of Russians remains with the international federations.
Russia's Mutko says grateful for IOC decision against blanket Olympics ban
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:18:15 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday he was grateful to the International Olympic Committee for not imposing a blanket ban on Russia competing at the Rio Olympics. Mutko said he hoped the majority international sports federations would now support the rights of Russian sportspeople hoping to compete at the Games in August. (Reporting by Dmitry Rogovitksiy and Alexander Winning; writing by Jack Stubbs; editing by Mark Heinrich)
Turkey ruling, opposition parties to rally together after coup
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:15:52 -0400
By Gareth Jones ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, were set to rally together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. In another demonstration of unity after the coup, which was staged by a faction within the armed forces, the head of Turkey's air force issued a rare statement stressing "absolute obedience" to the chief of the military General Staff. The chief of the military General Staff, Hulusi Akar, who was held hostage by the plotters on the night of July 15, condemned the plotters on Sunday as "cowards in uniform" who had greatly harmed the nation and the army.
Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:10:16 -0400
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks.
Tim Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:01:18 -0400
Tim Kaine made a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won many a cheer and laugh and frequent applause as he addressed a campaign rally late Saturday, one day after being tapped for the Democratic ticket. Clinton beamed as she sat behind Kaine during his rousing speech, after introducing the political veteran as the antithesis of the Republican ticket of Trump and Mike Pence.
Munich gunman 'planned shooting for a year'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:00:34 -0400
The teenager who shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall spent a year planning the rampage but selected his victims at random, officials said Sunday. Details are emerging of gunman David Ali Sonboly as a depressed 18-year-old who was obsessed with mass killings and had long struggled with his mental health. Friday's shooting spree sparked a terror alert, with Europe on edge following a string of attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, but investigators have ruled out that Sonboly had any link with the jihadists.
Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take overall lead from Rosberg
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:00:14 -0400
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second.
Kabul in mourning after deadliest attack in 15 years
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:59:28 -0400
Kabul was plunged into mourning Sunday after its deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group was seeking to expand its foothold in Afghanistan. "I promise you that I will avenge the blood of our loved ones on the perpetrators of this crime, wherever they are," President Ashraf Ghani said, declaring Sunday a national day of mourning. The bombings occurred as thousands of Hazara protesters had gathered to demand that a multi-million-dollar power line pass through their electricity-starved province of Bamiyan, one of the most deprived areas of Afghanistan.