German defense minister wants to visit Turkish air baseBERLIN (AP) ? Germany's defense minister wants to visit a Turkish base where German troops are stationed ? an announcement that comes days after a German deputy defense minister and lawmakers were denied a visit there by Turkey.
$2.5M John Legend Theater in Ohio district nears completionSPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) ? An Ohio school district is nearing completion on its newly renovated John Legend Theater, and officials are trying to determine how it will be shared with the community.
Vatican and Turkey locked in Armenian genocide row
Pope Francis on Sunday released peace doves on the Armenia-Turkey border in a gesture of reconciliation as Ankara slammed the pontiff for denouncing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide". Standing on a terrace of the Khor Virap monastery, Francis and the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II released the two white birds in the direction of Mount Ararat -- the Biblical final resting place of Noah's Ark -- now in modern-day Turkey. The long-planned gesture at the end of a three-day visit to ex-Soviet Armenia came in the face of fresh Turkish ire after Francis used the word "genocide" to refer to the century-old slaughter that Ankara furiously rejects.
Griezmann fires hosts France into Euro 2016 quarter-finals
Antoine Griezmann scored twice in four minutes as Euro 2016 hosts France came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over ten-man Republic of Ireland on Sunday. Victory in the last 16 clash in Lyon means France face either England or Iceland in the Stade de France quarter-final next Sunday. Paul Pogba brought Shane Long down within seconds of kickoff and Robbie Brady, who netted the Republic's winner against Italy, converted a penalty with just two minutes gone to give the Irish a shock lead.
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Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead
CLENDENIN, W.Va. (AP) ? With the missing accounted for in all but one county, West Virginia on Sunday turned its attention to recovery after disastrous floods killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless. The deluge tore through roads and bridges and knocked out utilities that still haven't been restored in some communities.
Strong earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan, no injuries reportedBISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) ? A strong earthquake has hit southern Kyrgyzstan, but emergency officials say there are no immediate reports of any damage or injuries in the remote corner of the Central Asian nation.
Clinton takes lead over Trump, new polls show
Two head-to-head polls released Sunday showed a resurgent Hillary Clinton taking a lead in the US presidential race, after a tumultuous month for Donald Trump, who has failed to rally confidence among voters or party leaders. If the presidential election were held today, 51 percent of poll respondents said they would vote for Clinton, versus 39 percent for Trump, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. It was conducted Monday through Thursday of last week among 836 registered voters and had a margin of error of four percentage points.
Prince's legacy to be honored at BET Awards
Prince received a tribute from Madonna and Stevie Wonder last month, but the late singer is getting another honor at the BET Awards, this time with Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae and Wonder.
Germany's Gabriel says no new offers for Britain to stay in EUThe European Union will not make Britain any fresh offers to keep it in the bloc and it cannot be "half a partner", German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said. In contrast to conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on Saturday struck a conciliatory tone towards Britain by calling for clear-headed negotiations with the "close partner", Gabriel took a tough stance on the EU's future ties with London. Gabriel, a Social Democrat, criticised British Prime Minister David Cameron for "his grand and historic blunder" in calling the referendum that resulted in Britons' 52-48 percent vote to exit the EU, and called for him to go soon.