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CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say they arrested a man in the deaths of five people found inside a southern Alabama home and that he confessed. Police say a 4-month-old baby was found alive. Mobile County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Burch and District Attorney Ashley Rich tell Al.com that the crime scene is the worst they have seen and could take days to process. Police say multiple weapons were used.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say there's been retribution for the Islamic State group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014 in Tikrit. Officials say 36 men convicted of taking part in the slaughter have been hanged. IS captured an estimated 1,700 soldiers when it overran the northern city of Tikrit. It later posted graphic images online. Iraqi forces retook Tikrit in 2015 and the men were arrested.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is dealing with another apparent terrorist attack. Authorities say a bomber targeted an outdoor wedding party in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens. Turkey has been rocked by a wave of attacks in the past year that have either been claimed by Kurdish militants or blamed on the Islamic State group. Turkey blames IS for the bombing.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official is defending a leaked report about Turkey. The report leaked last week concludes Turkey is "the central platform of action for Islamist groups" in the Middle East. The minister says the information made public is just a small part of a complicated situation in Turkey. He adds that while Turkey is an important NATO partner, many measures taken following the failed coup are "disproportionate."

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Polling shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lagging significantly behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among minority voters. But he's trying to change that. At a rally in northern Virginia yesterday, Trump called on his party to do a better job appealing to African-American voters. He said he wants "an inclusive party." Earlier, he met with his new National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump in New York.

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