Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, might not come to the defense of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press

Turkish lawmakers set to give Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week's failed coup.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

New Zealand invite to US Navy marks end to nuclear stalemate

SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades, signaling an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gunman's manifesto describes actions as 'necessary evil'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana purportedly described his actions as a "necessary evil" in a self-described, handwritten manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press