Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue package to help the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

North America leaders urge against Trump's isolationism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The leaders warned against easy solutions peddled by "demagogues" who feed on economic anxiety.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

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.

  • Written by By DOMINIQUE SOGUEL and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

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.

  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press