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Updated at 11:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama vigorously denied on Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as evidence that the nuclear accord with Iran has allowed for progress on other matters. "This wasn't some nefarious deal," Obama said during a news conference at the Pentagon. The money was delivered to the Iranian government in January, at the same time the nuclear deal...

Updated at 9:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Melania Trump's former modeling agent says she obtained a work visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990s. Those comments came Thursday in response to questions about Mrs. Trump's own remarks...

Updated at 9:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 6:34 p.m. A spokesman says Mike Pence is endorsing all GOP congressional incumbents who are seeking re-election even as Donald Trump hesitates to...

Updated at 8:43 PM

BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) " Hurricane Earl deteriorated into a weak tropical storm Thursday as it passed over northern Guatemala en route to southern Mexico. Overnight, Earl slammed into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of...

Updated at 7:58 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Novak Djokovic will face 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the first round of the Olympics in a rematch of the 2012 bronze medal match. Del Potro's ranking has fallen to 145th after he endured three...

Updated at 7:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, declaring in a lawsuit that they demanded he confess falsely to being part of a plot to overthrow the...

Updated at 7:54 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " A $3 billion subway expansion built as one of the main Olympic legacy projects for Rio de Janeiro was overbilled by 25 percent, a report said Thursday. The financially battered government also ended up paying twice as...

Updated at 7:53 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Israel's internal security agency said Thursday it has arrested a senior employee of the international aid group World Vision in the Gaza Strip, accusing him of siphoning millions of dollars of the charity's funds and...

Updated at 7:53 PM

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) " Authorities investigating the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family say they're operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers. Local and state investigators have released few details about the...

Updated at 7:52 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sued the city of Baton Rouge and police officials on Thursday, saying officers responded in a "militarized and aggressive manner" in arresting him and other people protesting a...

Updated at 7:52 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " Hoping to capitalize on the criticism battering Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has begun portraying support for her candidacy as a patriotic duty of voters. She's broadening her message and appealing directly to Republicans to...

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