Michigan

Fiat Chrysler recalls trucks for air bag fix

At the insistence of federal regulators, Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 843,000 pickup trucks because slamming the door too hard could set off the air bag meant to provide head protection in a side-impact crash. The recall includes about 667,000 vehicles in the United States and covers the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 from the 2013-15 model years.

 

Washington, D.C.

Clinton to testify about Benghazi this fall

Hillary Rodham Clinton will publicly testify on Oct. 22 before the House select committee investigating the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi. Clinton accepted the committee’s invitation on Friday, the same day that inspectors general for the State Department and the nation’s intelligence agencies said that they had discovered classified information on the private e-mail account Clinton used while she was secretary of state.

 

Illinois

Funeral for women who died in Texas jail

Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail remembered her as a “courageous voice” for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death. Hundreds of people attended Sandra Bland’s funeral near the Chicago suburb where she grew up. Some said they were still struggling to understand how a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal landed her in the cell where authorities say she killed herself.

 

Nevada

Smoke from hotel fire cloaks Las Vegas

A two-alarm fire at a hotel swimming pool sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County fire spokeswoman Sandra Baker said that the blaze on the rooftop of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel was put out after several hours. Baker said crews handled evacuations of the hotel. Baker said the fire started at an outside pool area, and pool cabanas and trees were ablaze. At least one injury was reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. Emergency vehicles were called to the resort shortly after noon.

 

Tunisia

Tough new anti-terror law approved

Parliament voted to pass a new anti-terror law despite fears by rights groups that it could be abused. In a late-night session, 174 deputies voted for the legislation, 10 abstained and no one voted against it — a sign of the perceived urgency for the law after Tunisia was battered by devastating attacks on tourists in March and then again June. Rights groups fear that it will give impunity to security forces.

 

Hungary

Prime minister condemns immigration

Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from millions of people from the “depths of Africa” looking to escape poverty, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. More than 90,000 migrants and refugees have reached Hungary so far this year, and it is building a 13-foot-high fence on its border with Serbia to stem the flow. Orban said the fence would be completed by Aug. 31.

 

Australia

Nurse arrested for ISIL connections

A 39-year-old nurse from Melbourne who said he was forced to work with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in Syria was arrested upon returning to Australia, authorities said. The nurse, Adam Brookman, was arrested on a warrant related to what the authorities said was his involvement in the Syrian conflict. Brookman, a convert to Islam, said that he went to Syria to do humanitarian work, but that he was forced to work with ISIL after he was wounded in an airstrike.

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