New military operation begins to oust ISIS from Raqqa.
Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega appears headed for re-election.
Emissions scandal inquiry widens to Volkswagen leaders.
South Carolina man may be linked to seven murders.
NYC marathon gets youngest male winner ever.
ISIS moves civilians into Mosul as human shields.
Pipeline protestors ousted with pepper spray.
Jury acquits Oregon standoff leaders.
Turnabout: Russia gets hacked, e-mails show link to Ukraine crisis.
Trump son: “My dad started the birther conversation.”
U.S. strike targets al-Qaeda senior leadership.
Two earthquakes shake up central Italy.
U.S. abstains in U.N. vote condemning Cuba embargo.
Pentagon backs down from clawback of bonuses paid to reserve soldiers.
Game 2: The Cubs beat Cleveland 5-1.
Top U.S. commander predicts tough fight for Mosul.
Trump brags of endorsements that never happened.
Thousands evicted as French migrant camp is demolished
Volkswagen to spend $10 billion to buy back diesel cars in the U.S.
Game 1: Cleveland 6, Chicago 0.
California tour bus crash kills 13.
Secretary of Defense Carter in Iraq talks of fighting ISIS.
AT&T/Time Warner merger draws scrutiny.
Hillary Clinton pushes for early voters.
In case you didn’t hear: The Cubs are going to the World Series!!
President Obama tells Donald Trump to “stop whining” about ‘rigged’ election claims.
Short-term cease-fire in Yemen seems possible.
Local cable unplugged: Ecuador says it limited Julian Assange’s internet access.
Ford’s plant in Mexico won’t affect its U.S. workforce.
Magazine says six people corroborate writer’s claim that Trump assaulted her.
FBI and State Department say no quid pro quo on Clinton e-mail.
GOP firebombing victims get help from all sides.
Retired general to plead guilty to lying in federal leak probe.
Iraq offensive frees villages from grip of ISIS.
Wikileaks: Assange loses internet via “state actor.”
Iraq launches offensive to take back Mosul.
North Korea says they’ll use nukes first.
North Carolina GOP office firebombed.
Putin claims “we have no wish to influence the U.S. election.”
China astronauts to try nation’s longest mission.
Now what? Colombian voters reject peace deal with FARC.
Hurricane Matthew on its way to Bahamas.
Aleppo hospitals “all but obliterated” by bombings.
Dozens killed in Ethiopia stampede.
Data recorder on N.J. train in wreck wasn’t working.
The Tigers lost to Atlanta and are now out of the wild card race. Thanks, guys. See you in February.
Congress overrides veto to allow suits against Saudi Arabia.
Congress passes short-term funding measure.
Sudan accused of using chemical weapons on civilians.
President Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to Peres funeral.
Tropical Update: TS Matthew keeps on track in the Caribbean toward Cuba.
The Tigers beat Cleveland 6-3.
After decades of war, peace between Colombia and FARC.
Another mass shooting, this time in Houston.
A federal judge blocked attempts to approve proof-of-citizenship for voters.
The Justice Department is sending $20 million to police departments for body cameras.
Jury selection begins in the Dylan Roof trial in Charleston.
Tropical Update: Invest 97L could move toward the U.S.
New York/New Jersey bombing suspect is captured after a gun battle.
The Syrian cease-fire ended.
Prosecutors say Gov. Christie knew about bridge lane closures.
Energy prices increased across the South thanks to a ruptured gasoline pipeline.
Pro-Putin parties show strength in local elections.
Tropical Update: TS Karl is going to stay clear of the East coast.
NYPD is hunting clues in the Saturday night bombing in Chelsea.
UN General Assembly opens under heightened scrutiny.
American airstrikes hit Syrian troops.
ISIS lays claim to knife attack in Minnesota.
And the Emmys went to…
Tropical Update: A new one, TS Karl, is out in the Atlantic heading east. TS Julia is the zombie storm that will not die.
The Tigers beat Cleveland 9-5 to keep hope alive.
Syria ceasefire takes effect.
Clinton campaign explains mishanded health scare.
President Obama will veto the bill that allows 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia.
Brazil ratifies Paris climate agreement.
The UN reports that Iran has kept to the nuclear arms agreement.
Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama must remove proof-of-citizenship from voter ID according to a federal court.
The Tigers beat the Twins 4-2.
Hillary Clinton is being treated for pneumonia.
Spate of deadly attacks hit Syria in advance of cease-fire.
North Korea calls sanctions “laughable.”
Trump adviser and son post neo-Nazi image.
One dead, two wounded in shooting in Kansas Wal Mart.
The Tigers had a lousy weekend with the Orioles.
Top ISIS strategist killed in Syria.
Donald Trump to visit Mexico ahead of speech on immigration.
Results from primaries in Florida and Arizona.
Tropical Update: TD Nine heading for Florida’s Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watches.
The Tigers beat the White Sox 8-4.
ISIS holdouts remain in Libyan city, officials warn.
U.S. sues Mississippi over mental health system.
Obama administration set to remove barriers to marijuana research.
Macy’s plans to close 100 stores.
Did you watch the Perseid meteor shower last night?
Via The Hill:
Donald Trump said Wednesday that President Obama “founded” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” he said during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS.”
“I would say the co-founder would be ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of Obama’s former secretary of State and his Democratic rival.
Trump criticized Obama’s decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from the Middle East and leaving behind a void ISIS could fill.
“We should never have gotten out the way we got out,” he said. “We unleashed terrible fury all over the Middle East.”
No, that would have been George W. Bush who sent our troops to war in the first place in 2003 based on misinformation and outright lies. The fact that then-Sen. Hillary Clinton and a number of Democrats voted to go along with it proves that the only thing the Bush administration got right about going to war in Iraq was lying about it.
C.D.C. advises women to stay away from Zika-hit part of Miami.
U.S. goes after ISIS in Libya with airstrikes.
North Dakota barred from enforcing voter I.D. law.
Warren Buffett goes after Trump over tax records.
Tropical Update: Invest 97L is still organizing but not doing much.
China is told to give up claims to the South China Sea.
Several hundred dead on civil war in South Sudan.
Attorney General Lynch questioned by House panel on Clinton e-mail decision.
Elizabeth Warren invited to speak at the first night of the Democratic convention.
Wall Street hit record highs.