- 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.
- Report: Turkish raids target Islamic state group suspects
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul conducted a series raids in the city targeting Islamic State suspects, the state-run news agency reported Thursday, following the gunfire and suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport which killed 42 people.
- Other Europeans unhappy with EU could seek to follow UK out
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Disenchantment with the European Union is not limited to British voters who opted to leave the bloc.
- APNewsBreak: Military seeks more time on transgender policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior military leaders expressed concern this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that details must still be resolved, several senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
- Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall.
- For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.
- US swimmers using therapy dogs to relax before races
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kacey Oberlander is missing her dogs back home, and she's more than a little stressed competing in the high-pressure environment at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
- Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for Rio
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes. The 18-time Olympic champion is finding out that, yes, the new kids are all right.
- 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.
- In 'year of the youth,' chances for US track newcomers, too
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger.