- Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.
- Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire debate over immigration to the right.
- The Latest: Kaine says Trump can't be trusted on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
- Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.
- Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.
- Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, insists on Kurdish retreat
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and gave Syrian Kurdish forces a week to scale back their presence near the Turkish border, a day after it launched a U.S.-backed cross-border incursion to establish a frontier zone free of the Islamic State group and Kurdish rebels.
- US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.
- Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
The maker of EpiPens offered patients more help to pay for its costly emergency allergy shots but didn't budge Thursday on the $608 price.
- World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.
- AP PHOTOS: The National Park Service celebrates 100 years
The U.S. National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of managing some of the nation's most well-known parks, monuments and historic places.
- UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics.
- Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players' union said Thursday.
- Catcher swap: Dodgers send Carlos Ruiz to Phillies for Ellis
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies.
- Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round pick.
- Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS
NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.