Turkey coup: Court hands 17 top generals 141 life terms

 A Turkey court sentenced 17 top former military officials to 141 life terms on Thursday in one of the largest trials related to the 2016 coup attempt.     The verdicts involving 224 suspects took place at a court in Sincan prison in the capital, Ankara. The accused were on trial on charges of crimes against the…

Millennials, you’ve got this all wrong. You need to stop ‘saving’ for retirement.

Erin Lowry, Special to USA TODAY Published 4:35 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 CLOSE USA TODAY's Janna Herron explains the theory behind the FIRE movement - Financial Independence, Retire Early USA TODAY I’ve had this conversation about investing numerous times. In fact, it has reached an almost scripted level of precision.  Friend: “I don’t invest.” Me:…

Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi power station with missile: Report

Iran-aligned Yemeni Houthi rebels have struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's southern province of Jizan with a cruise missile, according to reports by the group's Al Masirah TV channel. Al Masirah said the reported attack took place in Al Shuqaiq city late on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE) led military coalition in Yemen confirmed…

Iranian state media says Revolutionary Guard shot down U.S. drone

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Published 11:51 p.m. ET June 19, 2019 | Updated 3:12 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 CLOSE TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials…

Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery: Chinese state media

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, Chinese state media reported. Meng - a Chinese citizen - has been under investigation since October 2018. He is accused of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.1m) in bribes between 2005 and 2017, using his status and positions, including as vice minister of public…

Sacramento police officer in serious condition after being shot, authorities say

Associated Press Published 1:45 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 | Updated 3:21 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 CLOSE A Sacramento police officer was wounded Wednesday by a rifleman who also fired at other officers. Police said the shooting scene remained active and dangerous on Wednesday night. (June 20) AP, AP SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento…

UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi’s murder. What next?

In a new report that blames Saudi Arabia for Jamal Khashoggi's killing, a United Nations human rights expert has provided a minute-by-minute account of the journalist's execution and dismemberment inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Those details, based on Turkish intelligence audio recordings, make for grim reading. They recounted how the Washington…

Granger Smith opens up about final moments before son River’s death, how the family...

CLOSE Country singer Granger Smith posted a devastating message to his Instagram account. Smith says his 3-year-old son died in a "tragic accident." USA TODAY Country singer Granger Smith is sharing an update with fans following the drowning death of his 3-year-old son, River. Smith and wife Amber announced on June 6 that their youngest…

Trump supporter arrested after smacking reporter’s phone

CLOSE President Trump pumps his fist after speaking during his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) A Donald Trump supporter was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly attacking a reporter at the president's re-election rally in Orlando, Florida,, Tuesday. Daniel Patrick Kestner of St. Augustine, Fla., apologized Wednesday and said he…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shoots down US ‘spy’ drone: Report

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps said Thursday it had shot down a US "spy drone" over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television. "The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force" in the country's southern coastal province of Hormozgan, the Revolutionary Guard added, according to…
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Scottish Premiership: Livingston v Hearts

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