The Latest: Clinton campaign won't comment on Lynch remarks
City settles lawsuit over rush-hour convention protest banPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Philadelphia has lifted a blanket ban on rush-hour protests in its central business district during the Democratic National Convention and has agreed to give a demonstration permit to an anti-poverty group.
Obama urges Congress to release Zika funds
US President Barack Obama urged Congress Friday to advance $1.9 billion in emergency funds to fight the Zika virus, saying Republicans should set aside politics to tackle the fast-moving disease. "This is not the time to play politics," Obama said in remarks delivered in the White House Oval Office following a meeting with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci and other officials. "Congress should not leave, should not adjourn, until they get this done," he added ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend.
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Automakers look set for solid US sales in June
GM, the largest US automaker, struggled again as it pivots away from sales to businesses, such as rental fleets, to focus on retail sales. GM said June sales fell 1.6 percent from a year ago to 255,210 vehicles. In May, GM sales fell 13.4 percent.
Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria, $40M ransomABUJA, Nigeria (AP) ? Sierra Leone and workers at that country's embassy in Nigeria say kidnappers in northwestern Nigeria have abducted a diplomat and demand a $40 million ransom.
Obama not involved in attorney general's decision on Clinton probe: White HouseThe U.S. Justice Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email use is being handled completely independently of the White House and President Barack Obama, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. Obama and the White House were "not at all involved" in the decision announced by Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday that she would accept the Justice Department's findings on the investigation, Earnest told a daily news briefing.
Woman added this week to FBI's 'most wanted' list arrested
He's back: Del Potro beats Wawrinka in 4 sets at Wimbledon