Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43
ISTANBUL (AP) — The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday's gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed 43 people and wounded more than 230 others.
Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding
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.
Boris bows out: UK shock as Johnson ditches Tory leader bid
LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic and surprising turn Thursday, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally.
Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy investigative report says the 10 sailors detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf in January were poorly prepared to avoid the encounter and in some cases failed to follow a military code of conduct while in captivity.