Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid
LONDON (AP) — In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally.
Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia
ISTANBUL (AP) — As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group.
Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised
ISTANBUL (AP) — An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiance's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:
OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings — even from supporters who "whupped on me good."
Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seeds
LONDON (AP) — After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the grounds, a chance to finally conclude the first round — and several surprises, the biggest of which was French Open champion Garbine Muguruza's exit.
Cowboys' McClain gets 10-game suspension, Lawrence out 4
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games this coming season for again violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will get a four-game ban for his first violation.
Manziel suspended 4 games over NFL's substance-abuse policy
DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and the free agent quarterback could face further discipline over his domestic violence case if he signs with another team.
Dodgers to place Kershaw on DL with lower back problem
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday's game in Milwaukee.