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U.S. clears ‘Guantanamo Diary’ author for release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Mauritanian prisoner who wrote a best-selling memoir about his long ordeal at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo has been cleared for release, his lawyers and a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Erdogan declares state of emergency in Turkey

ISTANBUL — Turkey has declared a state of emergency across the country for three months in the wake of last week’s bloody failed coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday in a live television broadcast.

Parents of drowned boy will not sue Disney resort

ORLANDO — The parents of a two-year-old boy drowned by an alligator at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida last month “are broken” but will not sue over the incident, the couple said in a statement on Wednesday.

Traffic delays Thursday on 97A

WENATCHEE — Motorists should expect 20-minute delays Thursday between Wenatchee and Entiat on Highway 97A, while crews continue with planned road repairs.

Four local officers to attend Baton Rouge funeral

WENATCHEE — Four law enforcement officers from Wenatchee will attend the funeral of Cpl. Montrell Jackson, who was one of three officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday in what authorities are calling an ambush.

Omak robbery suspect arrested

OMAK — An Omak man who was arrested Saturday for traffic offenses is now accused of robbing a market at knife-point on July 8.
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AFL-CIO leader Trumka stirs state union members here

WENATCHEE — Richard Trumka, the president of the powerful AFL-CIO labor organization, brought union members to their feet here Wednesday, rallying them to continue fighting for policies that will create better wages and lives for working Americans.
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Stearns Eason tells his story

Stearns Eason has had a long career as an engineer, and tells the story of his life in a booklet.

Republicans formally nominate Trump

CLEVELAND — After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.

Top court nominee still out in cold as election heats up

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Merrick Garland hit an unwanted milestone on Tuesday as the federal appeals court judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court reached its 125th day with no Senate action, tying for the longest pending nomination ever to the high court.

Police shootings make mark on recruitment, contract talks

NEW YORK — Even before the July 6 police shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota of a black man during a traffic stop, the city’s police union said there was difficulty with recruitment and retention of officers.

Three states sue VW, say execs hid diesel cheating

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senior executives at Volkswagen AG covered up evidence that the German automaker had cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.