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2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of...

Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

Aug. 19, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March on Washington. Nearly five decades later, Franklin found herself in Washington and performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the...

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

Aug. 17, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that "erroneous rulings" by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Sessions,...

The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

Aug. 16, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed. Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

Aug. 16, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aug. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home in...

AP PHOTOS: A look back at Aretha Franklin's life, successes

Aug. 16, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Early in 1967 when she was already a music industry veteran but had only a few minor hits to show for it, Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" and sent herself into superstardom. The song was released as a single and was the lead track on her breakthrough album, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I...

4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire

Aug. 16, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say four soldiers have been killed in violence in southeastern Turkey where troops are battling Kurdish rebels — three of them as a result of a friendly fire. Several soldiers were injured. The governor's office for Adiyaman province says one of the soldiers...

The Latest: Testimony begins in trial of men in teen's death

Aug. 14, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the killing of a Chicago teenager days after she participated in then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Testimony got underway in the trial of two men charged in the death of a Chicago teenager days after she participated...

Defense: No evidence in teen's death days after Obama event

Aug. 14, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries are...