Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its ballistic missile strike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria was not only a response to deadly attacks in Tehran, but a powerful message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, one that could add to already soaring regional tensions.

  • Written by By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.

  • Written by By SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

Artists turn a pile of sand into a thing of beauty

 

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) — Artists have spent the past several days on a New Hampshire beach turning mounds of sand into massive sculptures that include a bird, warrior and, of course, a castle.

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Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet.

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI , Associated Press