Investigators download crashed EgyptAir jet's flight data
Investigators have downloaded data from the flight data recorder on EgyptAir flight MS804 and are preparing to analyze it, Egypt's investigation committee said on Wednesday. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. "Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport until the recording stopped at an altitude of 37,000 feet where the accident occurred," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement.
Islamic State suspected after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey pointed the finger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 41 people at Istanbul's main airport, and President Tayyip Erdogan called it a turning point in the global fight against terrorism. In the deadliest of a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, the attackers struck the busy airport, a symbol of Istanbul's role as the Muslim world's most open and cosmopolitan city, a crossroads between Europe and Asia.
British chaos means interest rates will stay low for longer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? Savers will suffer longer with zero returns on their accounts. Home buyers, companies and governments will keep on borrowing cheaply. And questions will grow further about whether central banks are creating bubbles in financial markets by keeping interest rates near or below zero.
Alaska governor limits annual oil-wealth checks to $1,000ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, the Alaska governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state's oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout.
Putin mends ties with Turkey, lifts tourism ban
Following his first call with Erdogan since the incident, Putin announced that Moscow's ban on charter flights and package tours to Turkey would be lifted and that government would also look at ending an embargo on a selection of Turkish food products. "I want to start with the question of tourism... we are lifting the administrative restrictions in this area," Putin told government ministers in televised comments.
CIA director: Istanbul attack bears hallmarks of IS
WASHINGTON (AP) ? CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that the attack in Istanbul has the earmarks of strikes by Islamic State militants and that the group is likely trying to hit the United States in the Middle East and on U.S. soil.
Hugh Hefner seeks to dismiss case filed by Cosby accuser
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Hugh Hefner's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss the Playboy founder from a former model's lawsuit that alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at party at Hefner's home in 2008.
Moore outpitches Price, Rays shut down Red Sox 4-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) ? Matt Moore pitched seven spotless innings and Brandon Guyer homered and drove in two runs in his return from a three-week stint on the disabled list, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-0 victory over David Price and the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
CIA's Brennan says expects that IS is plotting attacks against U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, said on Wednesday he would be surprised if Islamic State was not plotting attacks within the United States and against U.S. targets abroad. On the conflict in Syria, Brennan, who was speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank, said there will be no way forward on the political front without active Russian cooperation. (Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Leslie Adler)
UK lawmaker Eagle to challenge Corbyn for Labour leadership: mediaA lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party, Angela Eagle, will announce on Thursday that she will bid for the leadership of the party amid a broad revolt against current leader Jeremy Corbyn, media reports said. The expected move means both of Britain's two biggest political parties will be embroiled in leadership battles after last week's decision by voters to leave the European Union. Eagle, a former pensions minister, quit as Labour's top business official on Tuesday, one of more than 20 people to resign from Corbyn's opposition policy team.