Turkey marks 1 year since coup attempt, fires 7,400 workers

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities sacked nearly 7,400 more civil servants for alleged links to terror groups as the country on Saturday marked the first anniversary of last summer's failed coup attempt that left some 250 people dead.


  • Written by By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press

DOJ appeals judge's travel ban ruling to Supreme Court


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to close a legal window opened for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the United States, appealing a federal judge's order directly to the Supreme Court.

  • Written by By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son's meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer said he was at a meeting between a Russian lawyer and President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team's evolving explanations about the June 2016 session.

  • Written by By DESMOND BUTLER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration's bid to close military bases.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press