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Turkey coup attempt raises fears over safety of US nuclear stockpile

About 50 nuclear bombs are stored at Incirlik airbase, which was closed after Turkey claimed coup plotters used it<p>The attempted coup in Turkey on Friday and the subsequent closure of the Incirlik airbase in the south of the country have raised fresh questions about the wisdom of the US stationing …

War

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials — allegations that were never substantiated by later U.S. investigations into the terrorist …

GOP congressman grills attorney general: Is it legal to share classified info with someone who lacks clearance?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was grilled over the Justice Department's Hillary Clinton email probe Tuesday during testimony before Congress.<p>Lynch's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee came after Clinton was cleared by the department in a probe into her use of a private email system as …

U.S. Capitol reopens after brief lockdown due to 'suspicious item' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police briefly ordered a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol early on Friday as they sought to investigate a “suspicious item” that looked like a weapon inside the backpack of a congressional employee, law enforcement officials said.<p>U.S. Capitol Police officers stand outside the …

Latin America

Dallas shooting suspect stated he wanted to 'kill white officers'

Bomb making materials discovered at home of Micah Johnson, sniper who killed five police officers and injured seven others<p>Desperate pleas for unity and calm reverberated around the US after five police officers were killed and seven injured when a sniper opened fire on a peaceful protest in Dallas, …

Law Enforcement

Heavy gunfire near South Sudan president's compound, UN site

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Heavy gunfire erupted outside the compound of South Sudan's president Friday evening as Salva Kiir was preparing to address …

Africa

Suicide bomber kills 6 at Nigeria mosque, military says

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says a suicide bomber has detonated inside a mosque in the country's northeast, killing six worshippers and …

Extremism