The Latest: Controversy erupts at service for Bobbi Kristina

The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown is removed from the hearse before a funeral service on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/Johnny C. Clark)1:40 p.m. (EDT)



Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday.
Ko, Lu share lead after 3rd round of Women's British Open

Inbee Park of South Korea plays her shot from the rough on the 5th during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Jin-Young Ko of South Korea and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shot 3-under 69s Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open, with both players chasing a first major title.



New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

An Afghan store clerk waits for customers at a news stand where local papers carry headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those who want peace and those who still believe they can win.



Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

HOUSTON (AP) — Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.


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