Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday one of the attackers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport blew himself up outside, giving the other two the opportunity to get inside the building.
"When the terrorists couldn't pass the regular security system, when they couldn't pass the scanners, police and security controls, they returned and took out their weapons out of their suitcases and opened fire at random at the security check," he said Wednesday.
"One blew himself up outside and the other two took advantage of the panic created during the shoot out and got inside and blew themselves up."
The gun-and-bomb attacks killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds.
The sister of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, faults the Obama administration for poor security, but says Hillary Clinton is not responsible for her brother's death.
Anne Stevens told The New Yorker magazine she saw nothing new in the House Select Committee on Benghazi's final report on the attack, released Tuesday.
Republicans have accused Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, of overlooking the dangers of the Benghazi outpost led by Stevens. Three other Americans also died in the siege.
Anne Stevens said she disagreed with efforts to pin blame on Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, or former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
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Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after two trains collided in the Texas Panhandle, causing several box cars to burst into flames and prompting authorities to evacuate residents from the area.
Two BNSF freight trains, each carrying a crew of two, struck each other head-on near the town of Panhandle around 8:40 a.m., officials said.
BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said one crew member jumped before impact and is being treated at an area hospital. His condition is not known. The other three crew members are missing, despite efforts to pull them from the rubble.
Billy Brown, a farmer who lives in the area, said he saw a fireball erupt after the collision. Footage from the scene shows thick, black smoke billowing from a jumble of box cars that were strewn along the tracks.
"I don't know how anyone survived," Brown said. "It's terrible. I've seen a number of train wrecks but I've never seen one like this."
North America's leaders, at their summit in the Canadian capital, are confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism.
President Barack Obama arrived in Ottawa for talks on Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Obama planned to address the Canadian Parliament — the ninth American leader to do so and the first since Bill Clinton in 1995.
Trade, the environment and fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union were expected to top the agenda.
San Francisco on Tuesday adopted the nation’s most extensive ban on Styrofoam, according to the supervisors who introduced the legislation.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to outlaw polystyrene foam, better known by its brand name, as it relates from everything from egg cartons to buoys as of Jan. 1, 2017. The old legislation, enacted in 2007, banned the product as it related to food packaging.
Now every product made of Styrofoam — down to the beach coolers sold at the grocery store — are now forbidden in San Francisco. Penalties range from $100 for the first violation to $500 for the third and each subsequent violation, according to the board.
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Chipotle is adding chorizo to its menu in yet another move intended to get people back in stores following an E. coli outbreak last year. The chain says the topping will be available in select cities including New York and San Diego starting Wednesday. It expects to introduce the chicken-and-pork sausage option nationally in the fall. Earlier this week, Chipotle also said it plans to launch a loyalty program for the summer.
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More than 600 delegates pledged to Bernie Sanders have taken to online crowdfunding to help pay for their expensive trips to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia this July. They have raised some $570,000 through this week on sites like GoFundMe. For weeks, many supporters quietly wondered if the Sanders campaign would help his delegates, who are coming from all 50 states to the convention. Finally, it appears, the cavalry has arrived. Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver wrote Tuesday in an email to supporters that new contributions to the presidential candidate will go toward helping delegates get to Philadelphia.
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One mom's letter to another mom about her son with Down Syndrome has gone viral.
When Jennifer Kiss-Engele's found out her son Sawyer was the only kid in his class not invited to a classmate's birthday party, she said she knew it was because of her son's disability, according to Today.com.
"I know it’s not because he’s mean, you couldn’t meet a happier child," Kiss-Engele' wrote in a Facebook post last week, which has since been shared thousands of times and posted on the Down Syndrome Research Foundation's website. "I know it’s not because he’s not fun, he has a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh. I know it’s not because your child and him don’t get along, he’s brought up your child’s name on several occasions."
In her letter, Kiss-Engele said she is not angry at the mother but urged her to become more informed about the condition.
Kiss-Engele's post was updated Sunday to say the parents spoke to their child about Sawyer and then created a special invitation just for him.
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A congressman joined dozens of protesters outside a Boston hotel where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was scheduled to make a campaign stop Wednesday.
The billionaire businessman will attend a closed fundraiser at the Langham Hotel at noon. The event, put together by the Republican National Committee, will charge $2,700 a head, the Boston Herald reports.
A group of protesters congregated ahead of the fundraiser in One Post Office Square, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Giving to Trump: Like investing in a slot machine" and "Trump is a bigot."
"Keep your wall, keep your hate, the USA is already great," they shouted, referencing Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."
The deadly attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday was just the latest in the last year, with bombs ripping through central Istanbul’s tourist areas and in the capital, Ankara. Kurdish militants were blamed for some of the attacks and the Islamic State for others. Here is a list of recent attacks.
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Police made quite the discovery when raiding a home in Miami Lakes on Tuesday: over $24 million from a suspected marijuana trafficker, the largest money seizure in the department's history.
Authorities found the money stuffed in dozens of five-gallon buckets located in a hidden attic compartment inside the home, located off NW 169th Terrace and 77th Path.
Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, was taken into custody on several drug and firearms charges stemming from an investigation by the Miami-Dade police and the Drug Enforcement Agency. His sister, Salma Hernandez, 32, was also arrested.
Police said Hernandez-Gonzalez, who runs The Blossom Experience store in Miami-Dade, was involved in trafficking marijuana to Tennessee along with two other men. Information on attorneys for the two was not immediately available.
A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.
In seven of 15 countries outside of the U.S. polled by Pew Research Center, Trump's ratings are in the single digits. Large majorities in 11 of the countries have little or no confidence in the prospective Republican presidential nominee ability to manage international affairs. That includes 92 percent of Swedes, 89 percent of Germans and 82 percent of Japanese.
He polls best in China, where there is a split between 40 percent who have no confidence in Trump and 39 percent who do not offer an opinion.