• Today in History

    Today in History

  • An Indian Paramilitary soldier stops a Kashmiri Muslim man in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 22, 2016. Restrictions and security lockdowns are nothing new for Kashmiris. The region witnessed months of clampdown during massive public uprisings against Indian rule in 2008 and 2010. Frequent separatist calls for shutdown and protests too are routinely met with security lockdowns. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmir residents struggle under India security lockdown

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sheikh Naseer Ahmed is getting married, yet his home looks like anyone else’s. There are no floral or light decorations, no hustle and bustle. Only close relatives are invited to the modest meal that is being prepared.

  • FILE- This Nov. 4, 2014 file photo shows then-Hawaii Democratic Congressional candidate, State Rep Mark Takai in Honolulu. Takai died at his home on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after battling cancer. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

    Hawaii Democratic congressman Mark Takai dies

    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died in his home after a months-long battle with cancer.

  • Pro-government wave Turkish flags as they protest against the attempted coup, in Istanbul, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. T (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey’s Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Asserting that “all the evidence” points to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as the mastermind of last week’s failed coup, Turkey’s government on Tuesday fired tens of thousands of teachers, university deans and others accused of ties to the plot and demanded the cleric’s extradition.

  • A protester salutes as he takes part in a rally in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three of the country's top generals and hundreds of soldiers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Crackdown following failed coup in Turkey raises concerns

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Following a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government moved swiftly Sunday to shore up his power and remove those perceived as an enemy, saying it has detained 6,000 people.