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  • Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

    Saturday, 3:39 PM

    Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience as he visits the Turkish police special forces base damaged by fighting during a coup attempt in AnkaraBy Yesim Dikmen ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. The changes, some of which Erdogan said would likely be announced in the government's official gazette by Sunday, come after more than 1,700 military personnel were dishonorably discharged this week for their role in the abortive July 15-16 putsch. Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO's second-biggest, needed "fresh blood".


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  • Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

    Saturday, 7:53 AM

    A general view shows the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in central MoscowRussia's intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB, said the malware and the way the networks were infected were similar to those used in previous cases of cyber espionage found in Russia and other countries. "Information technology resources of government agencies, scientific and military institutions, defense industry companies and other entities involved in crucial infrastructure have been infected," the FSB said in a statement on its website.


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  • Many Islamic State leaders trying to flee to Syria: Iraqi minister

    Saturday, 2:03 PM

    Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirt of the Makhmour south of MosulMany Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families toward Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defense minister said on Saturday. Khaled al-Obeidi said he had intelligence of increasing conflict, especially over financial issues, among ultra-hardline militants of the group known as Daesh in Arabic by its enemies. "Many Daesh families and leaders in Mosul have sold their property and sneaked out towards Syria, and a segment even tried to sneak out towards (Iraq's Kurdish) region", he said in an interview on state television.


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  • Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL

    Saturday, 4:46 PM

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, in Denver, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall and that the football league complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter.


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  • Trump to slain soldier's father: 'I've made a lot of sacrifices'

    Saturday, 4:36 PM

    Khizr Khan addresses delegates on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDonald Trump hit back at accusations from the father of a slain Muslim soldier that the billionaire has "sacrificed nothing" for his country on Saturday, saying he had employed thousands of people. Khizr Khan -- whose son died in Iraq -- accused the Republican presidential nominee of vilifying American Muslims in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention on Thursday. "Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America," Khan said to Trump.


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  • Koch donors gather for weekend retreat

    Saturday, 4:09 PM

    FILE - In this photo May 22, 2012 file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas. Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Koch is hosting hundreds of the nation's most powerful political donors this weekend in Colorado. The exclusive gathering at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is open to donors who promise to give at least $100,000 each year to Koch-approved groups. The Koch network has avoided supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign so far. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative benefactor Charles Koch's expansive political network will not help Donald Trump win the presidency.


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  • Third round of PGA washed out, play to resume on Sunday

    Saturday, 4:39 PM

    PGA: PGA Championship - Third RoundBy Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The third round of the PGA Championship was washed out on Saturday, as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Baltusrol with 49 players yet to finish and the top 10 players still to tee off. The year's final major championship appeared to be heading for a Monday finish at best as Americans Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, tied on nine-under-par 131, lead through 36 holes. The PGA of America, however, laid out a plan to get the tournament completed on Sunday, saying the final round would begin at 8:40 AM ET in nine-minute intervals, staying in the same pairings as round three, starting from the first tee.


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  • Golf-Third round of PGA washed out, play to resume on Sunday

    Saturday, 4:37 PM

    * Leaders set for 36-hole Sunday marathon * Lift, clean and place unlikely * Sunday finish unless further bad weather (adds quotes) By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey, July 30 (Reuters) - The third round of the PGA Championship was washed out on Saturday, as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit Baltusrol with 49 players yet to finish and the top 10 players still to tee off. The year's final major championship appeared to be heading for a Monday finish at best as Americans Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, tied on nine-under-par 131, lead through 36 holes. Tournament chief official Kerry Haigh said that despite the forecast of storms on Saturday, and a similar forecast for Sunday, the decision was made not to play from two tees or in threesomes.... read more

  • Play suspended until Sunday at PGA Championship

    Saturday, 3:30 PM

    A weather warning sign is seen on a leaderboard during a weather delay during the third round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 30, 2016 in Springfield, New JerseyPlay in the 98th PGA Championship has been halted until Sunday morning, PGA officials announced Saturday after thunderstorms had stopped Saturday's third round for more than 3 1/2 hours. US co-leaders Robert Streb, who matched the low round in major history with a seven-under par 63 on Friday, and Jimmy Walker were on nine-under 131 after 36 holes. Thunderstorms are forecast into Monday morning at the 7,28-yard layout with rains to be heavy at times.


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  • Fiery crash of hot air balloon kills 16 in central Texas

    Saturday, 4:42 PM

    By Robin Jerstad LOCKHART, Texas (Reuters) - A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of the deadliest such accidents on record, police and eyewitnesses said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the fiery crash occurred at about 7:40 a.m. (8.40 a.m. ET) near Lockhart, a town about 30 miles (50 km) south of Austin, the Texas capital. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said 16 people were believed to have been aboard the doomed craft and that no one survived... read more

  • N.J. State troopers shoot man, 76, after 911 call mix-up

    Saturday, 4:37 PM

    N.J. State troopers shoot man, 76, after 911 call mix-upAn investigation is underway after New Jersey State troopers shot a 76-year-old man inside his own home.


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  • The Latest: Autopsy: Suspect died of gunshot wound to back

    Saturday, 4:35 PM

    Chicago police investigate a police-involved fatal shooting in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday, July 29, 2016. Chicago police say they shot and killed an 18-year-old man who was in a stolen Jaguar that sideswiped a squad car and hit a parked car, injuring some officers, Thursday evening. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly police-involved shooting in Chicago (all times local):


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  • Bryan brothers pull out of Rio Games citing health concerns

    Saturday, 1:01 PM

    Tennis: Citi Open-Bryan/Bryan v Dodig/Melo(Reuters) - Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles team in men's tennis history, have pulled out of the defense of their title at the Rio Games saying their family's health is their top priority. "After countless hours of deliberation Mike and I have decided to forego the Rio Olympics," the pair wrote on their Facebook page on Saturday. "Though we'd love to compete again, as husbands and fathers, our family's health is now our top priority." Many athletes have withdrawn from the Olympics over concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in newborn babies and possible neurological problems in adults.


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  • Olympics-Tennis-Bryan brothers pull out of Rio Games citing health concerns

    Saturday, 12:55 PM

    (Adds details) July 30 (Reuters) - Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles team in men's tennis history, have pulled out of the defence of their title at the Rio Games saying their family's health is their top priority. "After countless hours of deliberation Mike and I have decided to forego the Rio Olympics," the pair wrote on their Facebook page on Saturday. "Though we'd love to compete again, as husbands and fathers, our family's health is now our top priority." Many athletes have withdrawn from the Olympics over concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in newborn babies and possible neurological problems in adults.... read more

  • Sushi restaurant workers tested for Hepatitis A

    Saturday, 12:04 PM

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A sushi restaurant employee believed to have been infected in a hepatitis A outbreak on the island of Oahu is recovering while almost all other staff members are cleared for work.... read more