Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military

Preview Turkey’s President has outlined an all-encompassing military reform significantly cutting the army’s ranks and abolishing all military schools. He is also proposing a decree that would put him directly in charge of intelligence and the general staff.
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Teen accused of convincing boyfriend to kill himself tries to block access to evidence

Preview Lawyers of a 19-year-old girl who “convinced” her boyfriend to commit suicide via text are trying to block police evidence in relation to her case.
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Titan’s labyrinth: NASA captures complex terrain of Saturn’s moon (PHOTOS)

Preview NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a spectacular photo of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, revealing its labyrinth-like terrain. The synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image was taken as Cassini passed over the southern latitudes of Titan on June 7.
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Reports of multiple shooting at party near Seattle, police operation underway

Preview There have been reports that several people have been shot at a party in Mukilteo, which is not far from Seattle. Multiple police units have arrived at the scene.
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60 injured as Yerevan police disperse protesters from besieged police station (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Preview At least 60 people were injured when police used flashbangs to disperse protesters around Yerevan’s police station that was seized by an armed group earlier in July. Demonstrators came out to support the anti-government gunmen.
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Turkish prosecutor claims CIA, FBI trained coup plotters

Preview A Turkish prosecutor has claimed that the CIA and FBI provided training for the followers of powerful US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the coup attempt earlier this month.
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Suspect on Russia’s terrorist list apprehended at Stockholm airport, later walks free

Preview Police at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden apprehended a suspect who was being sought internationally and was wanted by Russia on suspicion of terrorism and murder. After being questioned, however, the man was later released without charge.
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6 state employees criminally charged in connection with Flint water crisis

Preview Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette indicted six state employees for their alleged connection to the dangerous levels of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water.
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Swedish ‘bikini cop’ tackles mobile phone thief while sunbathing (PHOTO)

Preview An opportunist thief masquerading as a newspaper seller got more than he bargained for when he tried to swipe a mobile phone from under the nose of a sunbathing Swedish policewoman.
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ISIS posts new clip of alleged priest killer threatening Hollande with more attacks on France

Preview A new pre-recorded video showing one of the killers of a Normandy priest was released by Islamic State. As the terror group attempts to use the atrocity to attract volunteers for more attacks, questions are being raised on how to prevent them.
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Secondhand marijuana smoke more dangerous than tobacco – study

Preview With an increasing number of states legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, a new study has found that exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is more damaging to blood vessels than breathing secondhand tobacco smoke.
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National Weather Service accused of spying on its unionized employees

Preview It looks like the National Weather Service is observing more than just clouds and wind. Its employees have filed charges against management alleging the federal agency is conducting illegal surveillance of private discussions on the union’s Facebook page.
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Nearly 7k Texas detainees died while in custody from 2005 to 2015 – report

Preview Almost 7,000 individuals in Texas died while in prison or police custody from 2005 to 2015, nearly 2,000 of whom had not been convicted of a crime, according to a new report. Latinos died of justifiable homicides at higher rates.
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Russia & Syria launch large-scale humanitarian op for Aleppo residents – Defense Ministry

Preview Russia and Syria are launching a large-scale, far-reaching humanitarian operation for Aleppo residents, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Corridors for civilians and militants ready to lay down arms will be created to exit the city, which was Syria’s largest before the war.
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#IamwithNina Sanders supporters, including Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover protest suppression at DNC

Preview Sanders supporters including Susan Sarandon and Dany Glover rallied to express their frustration after former Ohio Senator Nina Turner, an outspoken advocate for the Vermont senator, was denied the honor of being one of his nominators at the last minute.
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Loaded: Kilos of cocaine found on two JetBlue planes during maintenance check

Preview Maintenance workers carrying out routine checks on JetBlue aircraft in Florida got more than they bargained for when they inadvertently uncovered a drug haul on two passenger planes.
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Jilted wife made Geneva hoax bomb threat to stop husband leaving – Swiss prosecutors

Preview A major security alert that caused Geneva airport to step up armed security on Wednesday was caused by a bomb hoax made by a woman who did not want her husband to leave.
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Shocking footage of man struck by train & other near-death misses released by police (VIDEO)

Preview British Transport Police have released a hair-raising video of a man being hit by a train while trespassing on railway tracks. The footage is designed to highlight the dangers of walking or playing on the lines.
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Churches told to bolster security after ISIS murder of Normandy priest

Preview Churches must review their security to deter terrorist attacks, the British Home Office has told religious leaders, as it made £2.4 million (US$ 3.1 million) available to strengthen protective measures in places of worship.
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Bill Clinton’s story of romcom relationship with Hillary leaves out a few details

Preview Bill Clinton’s lengthy speech at the Democratic National Convention left no demographic without flattery, as he outlined his romance with Hillary. The potential First Man’s speech echoed many from the First Ladies – but with some glaring omissions.
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Shingles & shackles: Convicted killer suing jail over sickness

Preview A chickenpox outbreak amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a lawsuit brought against the director of Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections claims. Kenneth Day alleges prison officials did not implement protocol to prevent the spread of diseases.
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‘Revitalize economy, prevent WWIII:’ Japanese mass murder suspect reveals motives in warning letter

Preview Knife attacker Satoshi Uematsu, who is suspected of killing at least 19 disabled people at a special facility near Tokyo, threatened to wipe out a total of 470 in letters he sent to a Japanese member of parliament some months prior to the mass killing.
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