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Photos: European Mars probe crashed, may have exploded
BERLIN — Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot — but at the wrong speed — and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface, scientists said Friday. Pictures taken by a NASA satellite show a black spot in the area where the Schiaparelli lander was...
By Frank Jordans The Associated Press FULL STORY
Evacuations in Aleppo fail to materialize despite lull
BEIRUT — A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn’t materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said. The dawn-to-...
By Sarah El Deeb and Jamey Keaten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by four former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, who say they were tortured by civilian military contractors. The lawsuit, which has now been bounced between courts for eight years, had most recently been tossed out af...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm
Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, though ...
By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak The Associated Press FULL STORY
Under fire in Mosul, IS attacks another city
KIRKUK, Iraq — Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown. The assault appeared aimed at divertin...
By Emad Matti and Adam Schreck The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pentagon identifies American killed in Iraq on Thursday
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has identified the American killed in Iraq on Thursday as a 34-year-old Navy chief petty officer named Jason C. Finan. The Pentagon said Finan’s hometown is Anaheim, California, and that he was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three. He died of woun...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clinton camp preparing for the possibility Trump won’t concede
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office. Aiming to underm...
By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clinton pursuing Trump supporters; he vows to go all out in final weeks
CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election’s most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he’ll have no regrets — even if he loses. Th...
By Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pence again finds himself as Donald Trump’s clean-up man
RENO, Nevada — It’s become a familiar routine for Mike Pence. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says something headline-grabbing, dubious or outright false, and his mild-mannered running mate sets out to refashion the boss’s argument. It’s happening again this week with the camp...
By Bill Barrow The Associated Press FULL STORY
California politician shows little remorse, gets prison time
LOS ANGELES — Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family’s Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said h...
By Brian Melley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody
BALTIMORE — A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite agreed with prosecutors that ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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