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Mike Huckabee defends Holocaust comment amid backlash

Mike HuckabeeYahoo's Katie Couric interviews the presidential hopeful about his controversial remarks on the Iran nuke deal.



GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel

FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department’s pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.



Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's four-game suspension

The NFL didn't budge. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell...



New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the court house after pleading guilty at Clinton County Court, in Plattsburgh, New YorkPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run.



Prison employee who aided New York escapees pleads guilty

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the court house after pleading guilty at Clinton County Court, in Plattsburgh, New YorkA female prison employee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with helping two convicted murderers in their daring June escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years in prison for her role in the breakout by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6. "She realizes that she made a horrible mistake," her attorney Stephen Johnston told reporters.



Part of Pentagon email network taken down over suspicious activity
An unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and other members of the U.S. military's Joint Staff has been taken off line because of suspicious activity, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "We continue to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks across our networks," Henderson said.
Florida man charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State
A Florida man has been charged in an alleged backpack bomb plot he planned to carry out on a public beach in Key West to show his support for the Islamic State militant group, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Harlem Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, 23, of Key West, was arrested on Monday as part of an FBI sting operation and charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the department said. According to the criminal complaint, the FBI was alerted to Facebook posts made by Suarez in April of this year in which he expressed his support for Islamic State.
Donald Trump's lawyer gets law wrong, says, ‘You can’t rape your spouse’



Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

President Barack Obama delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing.



GOP on guard as Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect

FILE - In this July 25, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won't change — so long as he's "treated fairly."



Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Seif al-Islam has been sentenced to death in his absence by a Tripoli courtA Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners. The United Nations also said it was "deeply disturbed" by the outcome and criticised the trial for failing to meet international standards. Seif al-Islam, the strongman's one-time heir apparent who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), was tried in his absence because he is held by militia opposed to the Tripoli authorities.



Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Department video, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, top second from left in light-colored shirt, sits in court during the penalty phase of his trial, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, the court-appointed psychiatrist who concluded that Holmes was legally sane when he attacked a Colorado movie theater, says Holmes' mental illness still is what caused him to kill 12 people and injure 70 others. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases— a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing up, she testified Monday.



Cosby's accusers speak out in striking cover story

New York Magazine cover features 35 Cosby accusersYahoo's Katie Couric speaks with one of 35 women who shared their eerily similar Bill Cosby stories with New York Magazine.



Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the National Palace in Addis Ababa. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."



Clinton aims high in green energy plan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about her renewable energy plan, Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Des Moines Area Rapid Transit Central Station in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Calling climate change one of the "most urgent threats of our time," Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists.



New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Vice President Joe Biden, left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, chat during the Association for a Better New York luncheon, in New York, Monday, July 27, 2015. Cuomo introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild New York City's LaGuardia airport. The airport in Queens is one of the busiest in the nation, but is cramped and outdated. Vice President Joe Biden last year dubbed it a "Third World country." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.