Tuesday, 10:22 AM
By Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON(Reuters) - ShiÃ¢Â€Â™ite militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town of Falluja in June than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged, Reuters has found. More than 700 Sunni men and boys are still missing more than two months after the Islamic State stronghold fell. The abuses occurred despite U.S. efforts to restrict the militias' role in the operation, including threatening to withdraw American air support, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Tuesday, 5:26 AM
By Lesley Wroughton SOKOTO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force said it had killed a number of senior Boko Haram fighters and possibly their overall leader, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks on tackling the militants. "Their leader, so called 'Abubakar Shekau', is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders," the statement by military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman added, without going into details on the source of its information. Kerry did not make a direct reference to the reported air raid on his arrival on Tuesday, but his administration has paid close attention to the fight against a militant group that has declared allegiance to Islamic State and destabilized a whole region by attacking Nigeria's neighbors.
Tuesday, 8:10 AM
By Jeff Mason and Humeyra Pamuk RIGA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey in January, he struck a difficult balance between showing support for a NATO ally faced with multiple security threats while criticizing its record on free speech and dissent. Now, with relations between Washington and Ankara going through one of their testiest periods in recent memory, he may find it even tougher to get those dual messages across when he visits on Wednesday. Biden will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Turkey since the failed July 15 coup, when a group of rogue soldiers tried to overthrow the government and killed at least 240 people.
Tuesday, 10:49 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ã¢Â€Â” The Latest on a federal appeals court's decision that upholds a cut to early voting in Ohio (all times local):... read more
Tuesday, 10:45 AM
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments regarding an effort by the state of Kansas to reinstate rules that require its residents to present proof of U.S. citizenship at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when registering to vote. The hearing, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, comes as a series of proposed voter ID laws are being considered or contested across the country prior to the presidential election in November. The Kansas law notably left thousands of residents who believed they had registered to vote while obtaining driver's licenses ineligible to do so, angering civil rights groups.
Tuesday, 10:45 AM
Several top Republican donors have given hefty contributions this election cycle -- just not to the top of the GOP ticket. An ABC News analysis of several of Mitt RomneyÃ¢Â€Â™s top donors in 2012 revealed that they have so far declined to donate to Donald TrumpÃ¢Â€Â™s campaign, joint victory fund, or super PACs backing him, instead shifting their contributions to congressional re-election campaigns. Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, an outspoken critic of Trump, donated $1 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC that backed Romney in 2012, and $5 million this election cycle to Conservative Solutions, a super PAC supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Tuesday, 7:01 AM
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.
Tuesday, 6:59 AM
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.... read more
Monday, 11:38 PM
(Reuters) - Dominican rookie Gary Sanchez continued the blistering start to his New York Yankees career by blasting two home runs in Monday's 7-5 loss to Seattle. The 23-year-old, who was called up to the Major Leagues on Aug. 3, now has eight homers in his first 19 games, setting a Yankees record for the fastest to reach that total. A highly touted prospect as a catcher, the Yankees signed Sanchez as an international free agent when he was 16.... read more
Tuesday, 10:51 AM
Andrea Tantaros said she was taken off the air in April in retaliation for rebuffing Ailes' advances and complaining to top officials at Fox News, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , in a lawsuit filed Monday in New York state court in Manhattan. The defendants include Fox, Ailes, William Shine, who was named co-president of the network when Ailes resigned last month, and three other company officials.
Tuesday, 10:51 AM
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday August 12, to Thursday August 18, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify... read more
Tuesday, 10:49 AM
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday August 12, to Thursday, August 18, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify... read more
Tuesday, 10:54 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Apollo, which settled without admitting or denying the government's allegations, was also charged with failing to supervise a senior partner who charged personal expenses to the funds. Apollo had enhanced its disclosure and compliance related to the matters at issue "long before the SEC inquiry began," the spokesman added. Between at least 2011 and 2015, the SEC said that Apollo advisers did not adequately disclose benefits they received by speeding up the payment of fees paid to them by companies in the funds' portfolios when those companies were sold or became the subject of an initial public offering (IPO).
Tuesday, 10:50 AM
New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly surged in July, reaching their highest level in nearly nine years amid robust demand, brightening the housing market outlook and bolstering views that economic growth will pick up in the third quarter. Housing market strength should offset some of the drag from manufacturing, with other data on Tuesday showing production at factories remaining constrained by weak orders. "A very rosy picture is beginning to emerge on the housing market, pointing to sustained buoyancy in the sector's recovery, which remains one of the few bright spots for the U.S. economy," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.
Tuesday, 10:33 AM
(Reuters) - American International Group Inc is in early talks to sell Lloyd's of London Ltd's [SOLYD.UL] insurance operations to Canada Pension Fund (CPPIB), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. If the deal comes through, it could fetch the insurance conglomerate hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. (http://on.wsj.com/2bfo1gj) CPPIB is also in talks to buy a related reinsurance company based in Bermuda, the WSJ reported. AIG declined to comment while CPPIB could not be immediately reached. ...
Tuesday, 10:35 AM
Sebastian DeLeon, 16, continues his recovery after contracting the infection earlier this month. DeLeon was taken to Florida Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida, with a severe headache on Aug. 8. Doctors believe the teen, a camp counselor, was exposed to the amoeba at a freshwater lake earlier in the week.... read more
Tuesday, 10:30 AM
At least 18 people were evaluated, and 14 people were transported to hospitals after a suspected mass overdose in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Monday. Health officials said they believe the overdoses were caused by the synthetic marijuana drug known as spice. Symptoms of the overdoses include violent behavior, seizures and altered levels of consciousness, according to Los Angeles Fire Department press officials.... read more
Tuesday, 10:00 AM
Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. ...