Morning Headlines For Wednesday

The NEW AM820 NewsISTANBUL (AP) — Surveillance video or the terror attack shows a huge ball of fire and airport passengers fleeing. Officials in Turkey say three suicide bombers attacked the international airport in Istanbul yesterday, killing at least 41 people and wounding dozens of others. The airport has partially reopened. Workers have been removing debris from a destroyed terminal. And an information board inside shows about one-third of scheduled flights canceled, with others delayed.

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Major US airports, including San Francisco, Atlanta and the three New York City area airports, have signaled they’re beefing up security after the Istanbul airport attack. The US has cleared air traffic from the US to Istanbul to resume.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the future of their block. But British Prime Minister David Cameron isn’t there. He left Brussels last night after attending a dinner during which EU leaders rejected Cameron’s pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves. EU leaders say there will be no cherry-picking of advantageous trade conditions.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a child born in Florida. The Florida Department of Health released a statement Tuesday saying the child’s mother contracted the virus outside the U.S. Officials say the mother is a citizen of Haiti who came to Florida to give birth. The mosquito-borne virus is linked to birth defects, including microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and incomplete brain development. In a separate statement, Scott says it’s “heartbreaking” to learn about the diagnosis. Last week, Scott used his emergency powers to authorize spending up to $26.2 million to try and stop Zika’s spread.

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The Largo Police Department responded to Largo Mall yesterday afternoon around 4 PM for a report of an abandoned/suspicious suitcase. Upon arrival the suitcase was in a relatively empty section of the parking lot. A limited portion of the parking lot was closed off and the Tampa Bomb Squad was called in with an abundance of caution. The Tampa Bomb Squad determined the suitcase was empty.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is being asked to block a new law that places restrictions on abortion clinics in Florida. Attorneys representing Planned Parenthood will ask U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Wednesday to stop the law from going into effect on July 1.

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Dubbed the Three Amigos summit, President Obama, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto meet in Ottawa for the North American Leaders Summit…They’ll talk energy policy, security and trade, and later hold a trilateral news conference. President Obama will later address Canada’s Parliament.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress from Maryland and the District of Columbia are continuing their push for gun-control legislation after last week’s sit-in on the House floor. Maryland Democrats Chris Van Hollen, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes will talk about the gun-control measures they support during an appearance Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore. The new gun-control efforts by Democrats in Congress were prompted by the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to a report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club. A written report on the 911 calls that came into police dispatchers on June 12 from the gay nightclub was released Tuesday. The first call of “shots fired” came in at 2:02 a.m. and the caller reported “multiple people down.” One dispatcher says, “My caller is no longer responding, just an open line with moaning.”

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A Mexican judge temporarily blocks the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from heading to the U.S to face drug trafficking and homicide charges.

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MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a group of 21 Cuban migrants who reached a lighthouse off the Florida Keys last month are not on U.S. soil and must return to Cuba. Judge Darrin Gayles ruled Tuesday that the American Shoal lighthouse does not count as dry land under U.S.’s “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy.

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Some Facebook users looking for something to do in real life can now get suggestions from the social network. The company says a team is putting together lists of things to do in 10 U.S. cities with the goal of helping users stay in the know about what’s happening where they live.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Not in this neighborhood. That’s what some of Mark Zuckerberg’s neighbors are saying about a rock wall the Facebook CEO is building on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Retiree Moku Crain says the wall looks daunting and forbidding, and he’s hoping that Zuckerberg will soften the wall’s look by planting foliage around it. Other neighbors tell The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai that the wall is oppressive and blocks breezes.

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