Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup
Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies. Using new emergency powers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's cabinet decreed that police could now hold suspects for one month without charge, and announced it would shut down over 1,000 private schools it deems subversive. A week after renegade soldiers tried to oust him with guns, tanks and F16s, Erdogan's government has detained over 13,000 people it suspects are state enemies, mainly soldiers but also police, judges, teachers and civil servants.
Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings
The teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers like Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday. Europe reacted in shock to the third attack on the continent in just over a week, after 18-year-old David Ali Sonboly went on a shooting spree at a shopping centre on Friday in what appears to have been a premeditated attack, before turning the gun on himself. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the teenager had likely hacked a girl's Facebook account and used it to lure victims to the McDonald's outlet where he began his rampage.
Title of new 'Trek' series revealed: 'Star Trek Discovery'
Effort to abolish superdelegates fails at DNC rules meeting
80 dead as IS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest
Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. The bombings during a huge protest over a power line mark the first major IS assault on Kabul, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shia-Sunni harmony.
Warner wows Comic-Con with blockbuster previews
Warner Brothers pulled back the curtain on its slate of upcoming blockbusters on Saturday at a star-studded presentation to thousands of die-hard San Diego Comic-Con fans. The studio took over the fanfest for two hours, with Conan O'Brien as host, to premiere its hotly anticipated DC Comics movies and non-superhero offerings.
California wildfires burn near Los Angeles and Big Sur
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to 2,000 homes and a sanctuary for exotic animals which was being evacuated, authorities said.
Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casketKETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) ? A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws.
Snedeker leads amateur du Toit in Canadian Open
Rio is Phelps's chance to bow out on own terms
Michael Phelps is giving himself one last chance to get his Olympic farewell right. It seems an odd aim for the owner of a record 22 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold. Four gold medals and two silver in London in 2012 seemed a fitting enough finale to a career that peaked with Phelps's stunning eight-gold performance in Beijing.