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Suicide bombings kill at least 95 at Ankara peace rally

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating nearly simultaneous explosions that targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara.

At least 95 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in Turkey’s deadliest attack in years — one that threatens to inflame the nation’s ethnic tensions.


There’s been no claim of responsibility but the country’s prime minister says there are “strong signs” that the two explosions — which struck 50 yards apart just after 10 a.m. — were suicide bombings. He suggests that Kurdish rebels or Islamic State group militants are to blame.

The two explosions occurred seconds apart outside the capital’s main train station as hundreds of opposition supporters and Kurdish activists gathered for the peace rally organized by Turkey’s public workers’ union and other groups. The protesters planned to call for increased democracy in Turkey and an end to the renewed violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces.

President Barack Obama has called Turkey’s president to extend his condolences over the bomb blasts.


Kerry urges calm in talks with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry has called the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to express concern over the spate of violence at holy sites in Jerusalem.

In separate calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry said the U.S. was monitoring the escalating bloodshed surrounding a holy site for both Jews and Muslims, Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif. Violence has surged following Israeli lawmakers’ visits to the site, which prompted concern among Palestinians over its control.

Israel has now restricted access to the site, but stabbings and other violence continue. The State Department says Kerry stressed the importance of preventing inflammatory rhetoric and that the U.S. would lend support where it can to restore calm.


NEW: Protesters hold anti-Islam rally at Phoenix mosque

PHOENIX (AP) — About 200 protesters gathered in front of a mosque Saturday afternoon to demonstrate against Islam as part of a nationwide campaign.

KTAR radio reports that the protesters in Phoenix held a rally in front of the Islamic Community Center. The rally appeared to be the most significant in size in the country after a call for protests against Islam in America this weekend went largely unheeded.

Rally organizer John Ritzheimer says he is not against Muslims, but he is against what he called their ideology, which he said leads Muslim to attack people. He led a rally at the mosque in May after two former congregants were killed when they tried to attack an anti-Islam event in Texas.

Usama Shami, president of the Islamic Community Center, says Ritzheimer and other members of his group are displaying their bigotry.


Fired Benghazi investigator says House probe is partisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former investigator for the House Select Committee on Benghazi says he was unlawfully fired in part because he sought to conduct a comprehensive probe into the deadly attacks on the U.S. compound instead of focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton and the State Department.

Air Force Reserve Maj. Bradley F. Podliska discussed his allegations with The New York Times and CNN.

Podliska describes himself as a Republican planning to vote for the GOP nominee for president. He says the House committee is engaged in a partisan investigation of the Benghazi attack.

Four Americans were killed when the consulate in Benghazi came under fire on Sept. 11, 2012.

In a statement, the House Benghazi committee denies Podliska’s accusations and says they come from a properly terminated former employee.


5 Wyoming veterans sue company over toxic burn pits in Iraq

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Five Wyoming military veterans are seeking damages related to their service in Iraq.

They filed a federal lawsuit Friday contending they were exposed to toxic fumes when a Houston-based corporation improperly burned waste during the war in Iraq.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the suit was filed against KBR Inc. in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming.

The suit states KBR was hired to handle waste disposal for American operations in Iraq but failed to take necessary safety precautions when incinerating waste that included chemicals, in burn pits.

It says the soldiers were exposed to health-damaging toxins.

The Star-Tribune says a phone call to KBR’s headquarters in Texas was not returned Friday.

The lawsuit requests damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress.


2 moderate magnitude earthquakes shake northern Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two moderate magnitude earthquakes have shaken northern Oklahoma.

The latest is a 4.5 magnitude quake recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at 5:03 p.m. Saturday about one mile northwest of Cushing. It follows a 4.4 magnitude quake recorded at 4:20 a.m. about 18 miles southwest of Medford and about 100 miles northwest of Cushing.

Emergency management officials report no significant damage and no injuries. Cushing is where the world’s most important crude oil storage hub is located and it is used to settle futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The U.S.G.S. also reports a 3.7 magnitude quake about 13 miles southwest of Medford at 10:20 a.m. and a 3.0 magnitude temblor one mile northwest of Cushing at 5:20 p.m. There was also a magnitude 2.9 earthquake recorded at 7:53 a.m. five miles east of McLoud in central Oklahoma.


NEW: Plane, 2 aboard, crashes into house in Northern California

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a plane with two people aboard has crashed into a house in Northern California near the Nevada state line.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the plane crashed in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday night.

He says the Beech 35 Bonanza had just taken off from the Lake Tahoe Airport.

The status of the two people on the plane isn’t clear, but Kenitzer says no one on the ground was injured.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.


Sanders stresses gun control, calls for assault weapon ban

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for an assault weapon ban in the wake of the latest college shootings.

During a rally Saturday in Boulder, Colorado, Sanders mentioned the two shootings on college campuses that had occurred the day before as well as last week’s attack at a community college in Oregon. He called for greater mental health measures, universal background checks and the assault weapon ban.

Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. He has occasionally parted from party orthodoxy on gun control and the issue is a potential weakness for him as he heads to Las Vegas for the initial Democratic presidential debate next week. He made similar comments on guns Friday in Tucson.


UPDATE: Obama urges supporters to stay engaged, says he will too

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging supporters to be politically active, saying that he plans to remain so when his presidency concludes.

Obama has been in California for four fundraisers, one in San Francisco and three in Los Angeles. NBA star Stephen Curry and other members of the Golden State Warriors warmed up the San Francisco crowd. Those attending the Democratic National Committee fundraiser paid between $250 and $10,000.

Obama has been using his fundraising speeches and many others these days to point to progress he said the country has made during the past seven years, including a drop in the unemployment rate and the addition of millions of people to the rolls of those with health insurance.

The president told the 1,000-plus people attending the fundraiser in San Francisco on Saturday that Republican candidates seeking to succeed him are painting a dismal picture for voters.

Obama got some of his loudest applause when making the case for changes in the nation’s gun laws, saying the amount of gun violence taking place in the U.S. is not normal.


Million Man March 20th anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of black men and women participating in the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall are calling for changes in policing and in black communities.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who spearheaded the original march, called Saturday’s gathering the “Justice or Else” march. He said that if things don’t change in the black community, participating in the anniversary is just “vanity.” He said black men and women should forsake foul language and violence against each other. He also spoke out against abortion.

Farrakhan also praised the young protesters behind Black Lives Matter. He called them the next leaders of the civil rights movement and called on older leaders to support them.


Tamir Rice family lawyer: Prosecutor avoiding accountability

CLEVELAND (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun who was fatally shot by a Cleveland patrolman, says reports finding that the shooting was justified show the prosecutor’s office is avoiding accountability.

Subodh Chandra says the Rice family wants the officer held accountable and it seems “the prosecutor’s office has been on a 12-month quest” to avoid it.

Reports by outside experts were released Saturday by the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor’s Office. They concluded the patrolman had reason to perceive Tamir as a threat before shooting him last November.

Chandra says getting “so-called experts to assist in the whitewash — when the world has the video of what happened — is all the more alarming.”

The prosecutor’s office says a grand jury will decide if the officer should face criminal charges.


Father of slain student decries gun violence

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The father of a Northern Arizona University student who was fatally shot in a campus shooting says something needs to be done about gun violence in the U.S.

Doug Brough, of Castle Rock, Colorado, visited a makeshift memorial Saturday in the parking lot where his son, Colin Brough, was killed.

Brough told The Arizona Republic that he didn’t understand why an 18-year-old would have a pistol in his car.

He says gun violence is “devastating” and has to be stopped throughout the country.

Authorities say 18-year-old Steven Jones shot Colin Brough and wounded three other students early Friday following a brawl between two groups of students.