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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
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Turkey plunged into chaos as forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left scores dead. Thousands were arrested amid vows the plotters would "pay a heavy price for their treason." The Associated Press looks at Turkey's long history of coups, its military's prominence and why some had thought the days of military interference with government were over. ___ HOW LONG HAS THE MILITARY INTERVENED IN...

Updated at 1:04 PM

LUXEMBOURG (AP) " The Obama administration would entertain an extradition request for the U.S.-based cleric that Turkey's president is blaming for a failed coup attempt, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. But he said Turkey's...

Updated at 12:58 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A U.S. defense official says that the Turkish government had closed the airspace around Incirlik airbase for a few hours, but it...

Updated at 12:37 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " Sen. Mark Kirk made his second appearance in Chicago's gay Pride Parade this year. He broke ranks to support Democrat-backed gun control measures and called his party's presumptive presidential nominee "too bigoted and racist" for...

Updated at 12:14 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) " The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination's ban on same-sex relationships. The Rev. Karen Oliveto was elected late Friday night at a meeting in...

Updated at 10:42 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) " Thousands of people are flocking into Cincinnati for the NAACP's national convention that gets underway ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Leaders of the nation's oldest civil rights organization...

Updated at 10:38 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar that could harm whales and other marine life. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision upholding...

Updated at 10:28 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Screams from a homeless man being attacked as he slept led officers to capture the man responsible for a string of assaults that have terrorized San Diego's transient population, authorities say. The arrest of Jon David...

Posted at 7:00 AM

The week of July 11 started much the same way it ended, in veepstakes speculation and a sizzling anticipation for the dueling major party conventions that will include a host of formal speeches and adoption of party platforms -- in addition to the...

Updated at 6:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In an election year featuring loud demands for change, Congress and its Republican leaders have delivered more of the same. More of the partisanship and dysfunction that have kept congressional approval ratings at 20...

Updated at 6:56 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's president declared he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces fought to squash a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens...

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