Daily Archive: July 20, 2016

Jul 20

Turkish lawmakers set to approve 3-month state of emergency

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish lawmakers are expected Thursday to approve President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for a three-month state of emergency in the wake of last week’s failed coup. In an address to the nation late Wednesday, Erdogan announced a cabinet decision to seek additional powers, saying the state of emergency would give the …

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Jul 20

New Zealand invite to US Navy marks end to nuclear stalemate

SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades, signaling an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key …

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Jul 20

New Zealand invite to US Navy marks end to nuclear stalemate

SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. has accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time in three decades. The move signals an end to a stalemate between the two countries that was sparked by New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key …

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Jul 20

The Latest: Turkey detains more judges and military officers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Turkey after the failed military coup last week (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Turkish state media say a further 32 judges and two military officers have been detained by authorities during the crackdown on alleged conspirators following last week’s failed coup. The detentions reported Thursday …

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Jul 20

Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area. Adventurer Blaine Gibson handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday three pieces of debris and personal belongings that he …

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Jul 20

Summer heat and humidity continues in increase

Overview: The heat and humidity will continue for the rest of the week, with high temperatures around 90 to 95 degrees Thursday through next Monday. High dew points Friday into the weekend with temperatures in the low to mid 90s, will raise the heat index to around 100+ degrees this weekend! TONIGHT: A few rain …

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Jul 20

Germany expresses concern over Turkey’s state of emergency

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Turkey’s state of emergency should only last as long as it’s “absolutely necessary.” A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency following last week’s failed coup, Steinmeier said it’s important that “the rule of law, a sense of proportion and …

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Jul 20

Ramp closure for Versailles Road/US 60 in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The ramp from the outer loop of New Circle Road to inbound Versailles Road in Lexington (Exit 5A) is scheduled to be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The closure is for the ongoing widening and …

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Jul 20

Israel takes on Facebook in battle against incitement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her, accusing her of inciting violence on the social network. Tatour, an Arab citizen of Israel, …

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Jul 20

Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed slightly north of the current search area. Adventurer Blaine Gibson handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday three pieces of debris and personal belongings that he …

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