Erdogan says U.S. set deadline for pastor's release

Erdogan says U.S. set deadline for pastor's releaseThe United States gave Turkey a deadline until last Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, to release an American pastor being tried by a Turkish court. The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, is one of a series of disputes that lies at the heart of deteriorating ties between the two NATO allies. Speaking to supporters in the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon, Erdogan revealed details of negotiations held last week between the two countries, saying Washington had threatened sanctions if Turkey refused to release the pastor.



Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss charges

Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss chargesProsecutors have rested their case against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he avoided taxes on at least $16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up. More than two dozen witnesses painted a picture of Mr Manafort, 69, as a lavish spender with little regard for the law. The prosecution allege that Mr Manafort stashed his money from his political consulting work in 31 undisclosed offshore bank accounts, and skirted taxes on that income by wiring it directly to vendors to snap up real estate, bespoke suits, cars and antique rugs.



Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fireLAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.



White Man Charged in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Killing of Black Father

White Man Charged in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Killing of Black Father47-year-old Michael Drejka has been charged with manslaughter



Mollie Tibbetts Search: Website for Tips Announced, Residents Asked to Report Strange Behavior

Mollie Tibbetts Search: Website for Tips Announced, Residents Asked to Report Strange BehaviorIowa authorities have interviewed more than 500 people in the search for Mollie Tibbetts.







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