Friday, 1:40 PM
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. Seen through Kremlin eyes, Moscow would only be doing what it feels the United States has been doing to it for years anyway - interfering in a geopolitical rival's domestic politics in an attempt to destabilize and shape events. President Vladimir Putin said in February he had seen specific intelligence suggesting Russia's foreign enemies - code for Washington - were preparing to meddle in Russian parliamentary elections later this year.
Friday, 3:10 PM
By Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on Friday for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead of Turkish democracy could not be friends of Ankara. Erdogan also rejected Western criticism of purges under way in Turkey's military and other state institutions which saw more than 60,000 people detained, removed or suspended over suspected links with the coup attempt, suggesting some in the United States were on the side of the plotters. "The attitude of many countries and their officials over the coup attempt in Turkey is shameful in the name of democracy," Erdogan told hundreds of supporters at the presidential palace in the Turkish capital.
Friday, 8:00 AM
A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged on Friday after a direct hit, international charity Save the Children, which supports the hospital, said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in Syria's five-year-old conflict, said air strikes hit the hospital and also a civil defense building. The number of casualties is not yet known, a spokesman for Save the Children said.
Friday, 3:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” Computer service used by Clinton campaign was accessed as part of DNC hack, campaign says.... read more
Friday, 3:46 PM
A top military chief and other officials insisted Friday that the United States was not involved in the attempted military coup in Turkey, underscoring tense relations between the allies. Long-standing partners in NATO and officially fighting side-by-side against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the US and Turkey have endured severe strains in recent months that were aggravated by the foiled coup in mid-July. The commander of US forces in the Middle East, General Joseph Votel, issued a statement Friday asserting that he had no link to the coup attempt in Turkey, an unusual move by one of the highest-ranked US military leaders.
Friday, 3:41 PM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the EU and US to "mind your own business" after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under arrest. Turkey has detained more than 18,000 people over the coup which Ankara blames on the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, with the relentless crackdown sparking warnings from Brussels that its EU membership bid may be in danger. Mind your own business! Look at your own deeds," Erdogan said in a speech at his presidential palace.
Friday, 3:33 PM
July 29 (Gracenote) - Latest leaderboard in the second round from the PGA Championship at the par-70 course on Friday in Springfield, New Jersey holesplayed rounds -10 Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 16 65 -7 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 17 66 -6 Robert Streb (U.S.) 13 68 Jason Day (Australia) 14 68 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 18 67 67 -5 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 18 70 65 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 18 66 69 -4 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 15 68 Harris English (U.S.) 18 67 69 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 18 69 67 -3 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 14 69 Gregory Bourdy (France) 13 69 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 18 70 67 William McGirt (U.S. ...... read more
Friday, 2:22 PM
American Jimmy Walker birdied the par-3 12th and par-4 13th holes Friday to seize a one-stroke lead over Argentina's Emiliano Grillo in the second round of the PGA Championship at rain-softened Baltusrol. Grillo, who began on the back nine, birdied the 12th as well to spark a run of three birdies in four holes and birdied the par-5 18th as well to reach eight-under.
Friday, 2:19 PM
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. "The heart was willing but the body gave up on her," Jonathan Young told Reuters after the blonde Englishwoman, who is seven months pregnant, tired over the closing holes and missed the cut on 149, five over par.
Friday, 3:57 PM
Two people with connections to a compounding pharmacy that was involved in a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012 on Friday pleaded guilty to having illegally withdrawn cash from accounts in order to avoid financial reporting requirements. Carla Conigliaro, the majority owner of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) where prosecutors said officials had knowingly shipped contaminated steroids across the country, pleaded guilty to having made 11 structured cash withdrawals in 27 days in order to prevent TD Bank from making currency transaction reports on her $4,600.75 of withdrawals. NECC had produced the contaminated vials that were used to treat patients with back pain and sparked the deadliest meningitis outbreak in U.S. history, killing 64 and sickening about 750 people... read more
Friday, 3:56 PM
NEW YORK (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” A tearful U.S. citizen who bribed a top United Nations official to get support for business ventures was sentenced to 20 months in prison Friday by a judge who said bribery schemes do "substantial damage" to the U.N.'s image... read more
Friday, 3:54 PM
ARCATA, Calif. (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” The Latest on a small medical transport plane that crashed in Northern California (all times local):.. read more
Friday, 3:49 PM
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Friday, 3:03 PM
Banks from Italy, Ireland, Spain and Austria fared worst in the latest European Union stress test, which the region's banking watchdog said on Friday showed there was still work to do in order to boost credit to the bloc's economy. "While a number of individual banks have clearly fared badly, the overall finding of the European Banking Authority - that Europe's banks are resilient to another crisis - is heartening," Anthony Kruizinga at PwC said. Italy's Monte dei Paschi , Austria's Raiffeisen , Spain's Banco Popular and two of Ireland's main banks came out with the worst results in the EBA's test of 51 European Union (EU) lenders.
Friday, 3:42 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. Bayer will stop sales of flubendiamide, marketed in the United States as Belt, although farmers and retailers will continue to be allowed to use their existing supplies of the insecticide, the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Leslie Adler)
Friday, 3:31 PM
The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. While Florida has a strong record of battling limited outbreaks of similar mosquito-borne viruses, including dengue and chikungunya, the risk of birth defects caused by Zika adds greater urgency to containing its spread with every available means, they say. Other states have quickly called in CDC teams to help track high-profile diseases.
Friday, 2:23 PM
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who feel ill after eating wheat but who don't have celiac disease may finally have a biological explanation for their symptoms, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. and Italy found that people who claim to have "wheat sensitivity" do have biological reactions to gluten proteins in wheat, rye and barley. It's just that the reactions are different from what's seen in people with celiac disease, which is also triggered by gluten.... read more