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The Latest: Applause for Istanbul victims at quarterfinal

Thursday, 9:25 AM

Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski plays with a ball during the training session of his team at Centre Robert Louis Dreyfus in Marseille, France, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Poland will face Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter final soccer match in Marseille on Thursday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):


Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf

Thursday, 9:24 AM

In this Oct. 26 2015, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802, assigned to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.7, conducts patrol operations in the Persian Gulf. 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, June 30, 2016. (Torrey W. Lee/U.S. Navy via AP)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.


Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf

Thursday, 9:24 AM

In this Oct. 26 2015, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Riverine Command Boat (RCB) 802, assigned to Combined Task Group (CTG) 56.7, conducts patrol operations in the Persian Gulf. 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, June 30, 2016. (Torrey W. Lee/U.S. Navy via AP)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.


US adds Al-Qaeda South Asia affiliate to 'terror' list

Thursday, 9:22 AM

In September 2014, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, pictured on June 6, 2013, announced the formation of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent to carry the group's fight to India, Pakistan and BangladeshThe United States added Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, a regional branch of the global extremist network, to its terror blacklist on Thursday. Al-Qaeda, the jihadist movement founded by the late Osama bin Laden, has long been a banned group, but Thursday's order singles out a relatively new offshoot. Bin Laden's successor, Egyptian Islamist ideologue Ayman al-Zawahiri, announced the formation of AQIS in September 2014 to carry the group's fight to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


Top China golfer Feng not to allow Zika fears ruin Rio dream

Thursday, 3:21 AM

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - First Round(Reuters) - Top Chinese woman golfer Shanshan Feng will compete at the Rio Games despite concerns over Zika virus and the world number 12 says she fears for the sport's Olympic future following some high-profile withdrawals from the men's competition. Golf's return to Olympics for the first time since 1904 has been hit by pullouts by several top male golfers, including world number one Jason Day, multiple major champion Rory McIlroy, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the World Health Organization says is spreading rapidly in the Americas, can cause crippling defects in babies and has been linked to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre in adults.


Golfers dream of green jackets, not Olympic gold: McIlroy

Wednesday, 11:37 PM

PGA: U.S. Open - Second Round(Reuters) - An Olympic gold medal was not the pinnacle of the sport for golfers according to world number four Rory McIlroy, and he had no concerns about his decision to withdraw from the Rio de Janeiro Games. The Northern Irishman withdrew from the Rio Games last week, citing concerns about the Zika virus, though he also told British media the Olympics were not one of his goals. "Most other athletes dream their whole lives of competing in the Olympics, winning an Olympic gold, and we haven't," McIlroy told British media.


California probing oil cos for alleged manipulation of gas prices: WSJ

Thursday, 9:27 AM

(Reuters) - California's attorney general has subpoenaed Exxon Mobil Corp, Tesoro Corp and Chevron Corp as part of an investigation into whether the companies artificially raised gasoline prices in the state, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Military base says active shooter drill was planned

Thursday, 9:26 AM

In this photo taken July 15, 2016, President Barack Obama rides in his limousine as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. The tweet sent Thursday, June 30, 2016, instructs all personnel at the base in Washington's Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and says more information will be released as it comes. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)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.


Volkswagen believes it can fix 85,000 polluting U.S. vehicles

Thursday, 9:18 AM

E-Golf in production line at Volkswagen in WolfsburgSAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said at a court hearing Thursday the German automaker believed it could fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback. Separately, a Justice Department lawyer, Joshua Van Eaton, said talks and tests were being conducted to resolve the fate of those vehicles, which could take months to rectify. At the hearing, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer did not set a formal deadline to fix those vehicles, but set an Aug. 25 status hearing to get an update.


Mondelez makes takeover bid for Hershey: source

Thursday, 9:07 AM

A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in EncinitasMondelez International Inc , the maker of Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolates, has made a takeover bid for chocolate and sugar confectionery company Hershey Co , a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. A merger of two of the world’s top five candy makers would make Mondelez the world's largest confectioner, leapfrogging Mars Inc, which has 13.3 percent of the global market, according to data firm Euromonitor International Ltd. Hershey received Mondelez's preliminary offer this week and has yet to respond, the source said. Mondelez plans to keep the Hershey name and preserve jobs as well as help the company expand internationally, the person added.


Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD

Thursday, 9:14 AM

In this undated photo provided by Mark Eisenhauer, Joshua Eisenhauer poses for a photograph with his dogs. When Eisenhauer emptied 24 rounds from his 9mm handgun at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his Fayetteville, N.C., apartment, the former Army sergeant believed he was shooting at the Taliban bomber whose truckload of explosives blew the limbs off his friend, his defenders say. The only place where he belongs is one he can get treatment for his PTSD, said Eisenhauer's father, Mark. (Mark Eisenhauer via AP)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army sergeant's defenders say he truly believed he was protecting fellow soldiers from a Taliban bomber when he emptied 24 rounds at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his apartment.


Why The UK Started Giving Out Those Amazing Baby Boxes

Thursday, 8:52 AM

A baby in a box is not only adorable, it's safe. That is why the practice has been going on for almost 80 years in Finland, which has the world's lowest infant mortality rates. Every newborn is provided with a cardboard box to sleep in along with a starter kit of clothes, diapers and toys from the government.Now, the UK is starting the...