TURKISH PRES RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN SLAMS U.S. OVER ITS REACTION TO FAILED MILITARY COUP IN TURKEY, ACCUSING U.S. OF HARBORING THE MAN BEHIND THE PLOT *

TURKEY HAS DEMANDED U.S. EXTRADITE FETHULLAH GULEN, A CLERIC LIVING IN SELF-IMPOSED EXILE IN PA, ACCUSING HIM OF MASTERMINDING FAILED JULY 15 COUP, WHICH LEFT 290 PEOPLE DEAD *

GULEN HAS DENIED ANY PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF COUP, WHILE U.S. HAS ASKED FOR EVIDENCE OF HIS INVOLVEMENT *

CREATORS OF "POKEMON GO" SAY THEY'RE WORKING TO REMOVE REAL-WORLD LOCATIONS THAT DON'T WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN MOBILE GAME *

CREATORS SAY THEY'RE UPDATING THE AUGMENTED-REALITY GAME SO IT REMAINS FUN FOR PLAYERS BUT RESPECTS THE REAL WORLD *

GAME PROVIDES VIRTUAL REWARDS FOR PLAYERS WHO VISIT REAL SITES DESIGNATED AS "POKESTOPS" *

SEVERAL LOCATIONS, SUCH AS THE HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL PARK IN JAPAN AND THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAVE ASKED TO BE REMOVED FROM "POKEMON GO" *

DEM PRES NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON AND HER RUNNING MATE, SEN. TIM KAINE, HITTING CAMPAIGN TRAIL FRI *

CLINTON AND KAINE WILL STUMP IN THE RUST BELT BATTLEGROUND STATES OF PA AND OHIO *

CLINTON ACCEPTED THE DEM NOMINATION THURS NIGHT WITH A PLEA FOR NATL UNITY AND TOLERANCE *

CALLING HER NOMINATION A MILESTONE ON AMERICA'S "MARCH TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNION," CLINTON PRESENTED HERSELF AS AN EXPERIENCED LEADER IN VOLATILE TIMES WHO CAN UNIFY THE COUNTRY *

U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH SLUGGISH AGAIN LAST SPRING *

COMMERCE DEPT SAYS GDP GREW AT 1.2% ANNUAL RATE IN APRIL-JUNE QUARTER, FAR BELOW THE 2.6% GDP GROWTH FORECAST BY ECONOMISTS *

STRONGER CONSUMER SPENDING WAS OFFSET BY WEAKNESS IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND BIG SLOWDOWN IN PACE THAT BUSINESSES RESTOCK STORE SHELVES *

ECONOMY HAS NOW GROWN AT LACKLUSTER RATES FOR THREE STRAIGHT QUARTERS *

FL GOV RICK SCOTT (R) SAYS STATE LIKELY HAS FIRST CASES OF ZIKA TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES ON THE U.S. MAINLAND *

SCOTT SAYS NO MOSQUITOES IN FL HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR ZIKA, BUT ADDS ONE WOMAN AND THREE MEN IN MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES LIKELY CONTRACTED VIRUS THROUGH MOSQUITO BITES *

MORE THAN 1,650 ZIKA INFECTIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN U.S., BUT FOUR PATIENTS IN FL WOULD BE FIRST NOT LINKED TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE U.S. MAINLAND *

SCOTT SAYS HEALTH OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE INFECTIONS OCCURRED IN SMALL AREA JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN MIAMI *

FDA ORDERS ALL BLOOD COLLECTION CENTERS IN MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES IN FL TO STOP COLLECTING BLOOD IN WAKE OF FOUR ZIKA CASES THAT DO NOT APPEAR TO BE TRAVEL-RELATED *

FDA SAYS BLOOD COLLECTION SHOULD CEASE UNTIL HEALTH OFFICIALS CAN IMPLEMENT ZIKA TESTING OR TECHNOLOGY TO KILL PATHOGENS IN COLLECTED BLOOD *

FDA ALSO HAS RECOMMENDED THAT NEIGHBORING COUNTIES IMPLEMENT SAME PRECAUTIONS, AND VISITORS TO SOUTH FL IN LAST MONTH ARE ALSO URGED TO DEFER DONATIONS *

FDA PREVIOUSLY ADVISED U.S. BLOOD BANKS TO REFUSE DONATIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO AREAS OUTSIDE U.S. THAT HAVE ZIKA OUTBREAKS *

FED APPEALS COURT REFUSES TO DISMISS CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST SEN. BOB MENENDEZ (D-NJ) *

ATTY FOR MENENDEZ ARGUED CHARGES SHOULD BE TOSSED BECAUSE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CLAUSE THAT PROTECTS THE ACTIONS OF SITTING LAWMAKERS *

MENENDEZ'S ATTY ARGUED IN FEB THAT THE SENATOR'S MEETINGS WITH GOVT OFFICIALS WERE HELD TO DISCUSS POLICY MATTERS, NOT TO BENEFIT A WEALTHY FRIEND *

PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE FRIEND, FL OPHTHALMOLOGIST SALOMON MELGEN, PLIED MENENDEZ WITH GIFTS AND CAMPAIGN DONATIONS IN EXCHANGE FOR POLITICAL INFLUENCE *

MENENDEZ AND MELGEN HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO BRIBERY AND FRAUD CHARGES *

WILDFIRE BURNING ALONG CA'S BIG SUR COASTLINE EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL END OF AUG *

AS OF THURS, THE FIRE SPANNED 42 SQ MILES AND WAS ONLY 10% CONTAINED *

IT HAS DESTROYED AT LEAST 34 HOMES AND PUT AT LEAST 2,000 HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS AT RISK *

35-YR-OLD MAN WAS KILLED THIS WEEK WHEN THE BULLDOZER HE WAS OPERATING ROLLED OVER ON THE FIRE LINES *

POPE FRANCIS VISITS NAZI GERMAN DEATH CAMP OF AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FRI, WITH HIS ONLY PUBLIC COMMENT BEING GUEST BOOK ENTRY BEGGING GOD "FORGIVENESS FOR SO MUCH CRUELTY" *

ARGENTINE-BORN PONTIFF MET BRIEFLY WITH 11 DEATH CAMP SURVIVORS, BEFORE MOVING ON TO NEARBY BIRKENAU, WHERE HE GREETED 25 HOLOCAUST RESCUERS *

FRANCIS IS FIRST POPE TO VISIT AUSCHWITZ WHO DID NOT LIVE THROUGH WWII ON EUROPEAN SOIL *

BOTH OF FRANCIS' PREDECESSORS HAD PERSONAL OR HISTORICAL CONNECTION TO AUSCHWITZ, WITH POLAND'S ST. JOHN PAUL II WITNESSING UNSPEAKABLE SUFFERING INFLICTED ON HIS NATION DURING WWII GERMAN OCCUPATION *

GERMANY'S POPE BENEDICT XVI, WHO VISITED AUSCHWITZ IN 2006, SERVED IN THE HITLER YOUTH FOR A TIME AS A TEENAGER *

MICHIGAN'S ATTY GEN CHARGES SIX MORE STATE EMPLOYEES WITH CRIMES RELATED TO LEAD-CONTAMINATED WATER CRISIS IN FLINT *

ALL ARE REPORTEDLY CHARGED WITH MISCONDUCT IN OFFICE, WILLFUL NEGLECT OF DUTY AND VARIOUS CONSPIRACY COUNTS *

CITY OF FLINT USED THE FLINT RIVER FOR TAP WATER FOR 18 MONTHS TO SAVE MONEY, WITH RESIDENTS USING IMPROPERLY TREATED WATER THAT COURSED THROUGH AGING PIPES AND FIXTURES, RELEASING TOXIC LEAD *

IN APRIL, TWO STATE REGULATORS AND A CITY EMPLOYEE WERE CHARGED WITH OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT, EVIDENCE-TAMPERING AND OTHER OFFENSES *

FED APPEALS COURT STRIKES DOWN NC VOTER ID LAW, FINDING IT WAS ENACTED "WITH DISCRIMINATORY INTENT" AND MUST BE BLOCKED *

DECISION REVERSES LOWER-COURT RULING THAT HAD UPHELD LAW *

A 2013 REWRITE TO NC VOTING LAWS REQUIRED PHOTO ID TO CAST IN-PERSON BALLOTS, AMONG OTHER CHANGES *

JUSTICE DEPT, STATE NAACP, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND OTHERS SUED STATE, SAYING RESTRICTIONS VIOLATED REMAINING PROVISIONS OF FED VOTING RIGHTS ACT AND THE CONSTITUTION *

GUNMAN KILLS ONE POLICE OFFICER AND WOUNDS ANOTHER IN SHOOTOUT FOLLOWING A LATE-NIGHT TRAFFIC STOP IN SAN DIEGO'S SOUTHCREST AREA *

A SUSPECT WAS WOUNDED IN GUNFIGHT AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER BEING CAPTURED IN A NEARBY RAVINE *

POLICE HAVE NOT ID'D SUSPECT, WHO IS BEING TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL *

SURVIVING OFFICER WAS CRITICALLY INJURED BUT IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRES OBAMA WANTS CONGRESS TO PASS TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP DEAL THIS YR *

SPOX ERIC SCHULTZ SAYS "WE'RE IN THE CATBIRD SEAT TO WRITE THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR TRADE RIGHT NOW AND WE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY DO THAT'' *

SCHULTZ ADDS, "THE PRESIDENT ABSOLUTELY BELIEVES THIS DEAL SHOULD PASS THIS YEAR" *

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