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Ryan reaffirms support for Trump...UN official urges pause in Aleppo fighting...Missing chopper found



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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is reaffirming his support for Donald Trump, in his first comments since the Republican nominee declined to endorse the speaker in his upcoming GOP primary. Ryan brushed off Trump's stance, telling a radio interviewer (on WTAQ) in Green Bay, Wis., that the only endorsement he cares about is from voters in his congressional district. But he also says that Trump "has had a pretty strange run since the convention." Ryan added that the focus should be on Hillary Clinton, and what he called her "deficiencies." And he said it's "distressing" that that's not what the conversation is about.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says cities would have strong partners in Washington if Hillary Clinton wins the White House. Kaine spoke today at National Urban League's "Save our Cities" conference in Baltimore. He says Clinton would focus on bringing jobs to urban areas and investing in infrastructure. Kaine also says Clinton understands the need for criminal justice reform and rebuilding trust between police and communities.

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.N. humanitarian official is urging an immediate pause to the fighting around the Syrian city of Aleppo. Government forces there are still pounding opposition areas with airstrikes, and rebels are continuing their attempts to break a government siege. An adviser to the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria says the world body is ready to send relief to the city once the fighting stops.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a missing helicopter has been found, but there is no sign of the pilot. The sheriff in Iberia Parish tells a TV station (KATC) that the chopper was found this morning. Crews are still looking for the pilot. Authorities say the helicopter disappeared yesterday afternoon south of Baton Rouge, after leaving Gonzales, Louisiana, to do a pipeline survey.

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who authorities say shot and killed a former immigration official and wounded a Florida mayor almost 40 years ago has agreed to return and face the charges. William Taylor appeared briefly today at an extradition hearing in North Carolina. His lawyer agreed to let him be sent back to Florida. Taylor, who lived under the alias James Manion, was arrested by federal agents one week ago. He disappeared in 1980 after he was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated battery.

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