- Turkish official: Attackers were from Russia, Central Asia
ISTANBUL (AP) — As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and police raided neighborhoods looking for suspects linked to the Islamic State group.
- Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson avoids leadership bid
LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered to be a front-runner — ruled himself out of contention after the defection of a key ally.
- At 150, KKK sees opportunities in US political trends
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.
- Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday.
- Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
- Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse.
- Military base says active shooter drill was planned
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Officials say reports of an active shooter at a military post outside Washington stemmed from someone who made a distress call Thursday after seeing security forces doing a routine inspection.
- Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some call it the Cecil the lion effect.
- Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out.
- Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good
NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year's, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier.
- The Latest: Muguruza loses in 2nd round to Slovak qualifier
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):
- Muguruza stunned in 2nd round at Wimbledon by qualifier
LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza's first major tournament as a reigning Grand Slam champion didn't last long.
- NBA free agency just hours away and all eyes are on Durant
Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team's top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone.
- NHL free agent pool is deep even without Stamkos
The big fish is gone, so now teams will circle around the other targets when NHL free agency opens Friday.
- The Latest: Kenyan Cheruiyot qualifies for Rio in 10,000M
The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):