The Latest: IS believed to be behind Istanbul airport attack A senior Turkish government official has told The Associated Press all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group is behind the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. The official also said nearly 50 people were killed in the attack Tuesday at the airport's international terminal and as many as four attackers may have been involved. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.
Suicide bombers target Istanbul airport, killing at least 28 ISTANBUL (AP) - Several suicide bombers have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 60 others, Istanbul's governor and other officials said Tuesday. Turkey's NTV television quoted Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin as saying authorities believe three suicide bombers carried out the attack. "According to initial assessments 28 people have lost their lives, some 60 people have been taken to hospitals. Our detailed inspections are continuing in all aspects," Sahin said. "The entry and exit of passengers are being returned to normal rapidly and planned flights will resume as soon as possible," he added.
EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil BRUSSELS (AP) - EU leaders pressed British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday for a quick and clear plan for Britain's exit from their union, saying there's no turning back from last week's vote to leave despite worldwide uncertainty about the continent's future. As leader after leader rejected Cameron's pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, he frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately. After what's probably his last dinner with EU counterparts, Cameron insisted he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor, saying London needs time to formally trigger the start of negotiations ``Everyone wants to see a clear model appear'' for Britain's future relations with the bloc, he said, adding that he ``can't put a time frame on that.'' German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed suggestions that Cameron's successor might not start the formal EU withdrawal process because of the financial turmoil prompted by the vote and wide confusion about how to extract a country from the EU.
The Latest: Merkel sees no way to reverse Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she believes the British decision to leave the European Union can't be undone. Merkel said of last Thursday's referendum decision after meeting with her fellow EU leaders: "I see no way to reverse it." She said Tuesday that this is not a time for "wishful thinking." Some 52 percent of British voters decided last week to leave the 28-nation bloc.
4 scenarios eyed to keep Britain in the EU despite exit vote LONDON (AP) - As continental powers pressure a nervous Britain to formally apply to exit the European Union, die-hard "remain" supporters are taking on the mission to put the brakes on the so-called Brexit. The challenge is formidable: Britons turned out en masse for last Thursday's vote to leave the EU, deciding the matter in a close but credible election long promised by the ruling government. Britain's Conservative Party and opposition Labour Party have both pledged to respect the popular vote and work quickly toward easing the U.K. out of the EU. Britain's jilted partners have also shown little inclination to revisit the matter.
Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) - Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009. A tremendous boom was accompanied by a plume of black and gray smoke. A wave of blast pressure ripples through the air, hitting the spectators. Colburn, a former Memphis police bomb squad commander, tells his audience that a very small amount of the explosive, PTEN, can do tremendous damage. "That is an eye-opener," says Betsy Bueno. "That makes you want to do the job." Bueno is joining the Transportation Security Administration, the agency responsible for protecting the traveling public from terrorists.
Flood carves a path of destruction at historic resort WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - At West Virginia's usually immaculate Greenbrier resort, the grandstands set up for a PGA tournament that was supposed to start the week of July Fourth now look out on a muddy, gouged-out golf course strewn with trash, tires, refrigerators and severed trees. The devastating floods that swept through West Virginia last week and killed at least 23 people statewide carved a path of destruction unseen in generations at the historic Greenbrier. Running through the Old White TPC golf course, Howard's Creek raged over its banks during the pounding storms Thursday. When the worst of it was over, Greenbrier employees came upon two bodies on the resort grounds, and they are draining a lake on the 16th fairway to search for more.
Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee. After the long investigation, filled with partisan sniping by panel members, none of the new revelations highlighted by the House Benghazi committee in its 800-page report pointed specifically to Clinton's actions before, during or after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in the eastern Libyan city.
Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) - Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations - a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy. The speech marked a significant break from years of Republican Party advocacy for unencumbered trade between nations, and drew immediate condemnation from GOP business leaders. In his 35-minute speech, Trump blamed former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs.
'Little guy' contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV - a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before. "He's a crook!" she roared, according to a son who was with her that day. "I can't listen to this." A quarter of a century had passed since Donald Trump refused to pay $1.2 million for the paving stones her late husband installed at Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino. But for Paone and others like her - the dozens of contractors and their families who never got all they were owed - it could have happened yesterday.