Health officials say no additional people have shown norovirus symptoms after members of the support team for the California delegation to the Republican National Convention got sick. For two days, the Trump campaign tried to brush aside any talk of plagiarism, calling the criticism absurd. It fell to Trump's home state of NY, represented by a coterie of the candidate's adult children, to hand him the majority-plus-one needed to clinch the nomination.
A storm of controversy struck the Trump campaign this week due to similarities between the speech Melania gave on Tuesday at the convention, and the speech Obama gave at the 2008 DNC gathering. "Not when 93 percent of the speech is completely different from Michelle Obama's speech", the New Jersey governor said. Reports that the speech might have been plagiarized broke shortly after Melania Trump was done speaking Monday night.
The purges have stoked alarm that Erdogan was using the coup plot to crack down on opponents, with Turkey's Western allies urging the authorities in the strategic North Atlantic Treaty Organisation state to obey the rule of law. Erdogan told the nation that the government would soon announce "an important decision". Meanwhile, the country's jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some 20 alleged militants, according to the Anadolu Agency.
On Wednesday, the government is also expected to enact emergency measures. The Turkish media regulation agency on Tuesday revoked the licenses of 24 radio and television channels on accusations of having links to Gulen. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is chairing meetings of his national security council and cabinet in the capital, Ankara. The government has accused a US-based Muslim cleric of masterminding the attempted coup, in which more than 230 people were killed.
Authorities have rounded up close to 9,000 people - including 115 generals, 350 officers and some 4,800 other military personnel for alleged involvement in the takeover. The state of emergency, which comes into force after it is published in Turkey's official gazette, will allow the president and cabinet to bypass parliament in passing new laws and to limit rights and freedoms as they deem necessary.
Melania Trump - until now only a minor presence on the campaign trail - found herself caught in an embarrassing plagiarism controversy Tuesday after a prime-time defense of her husband that appeared to be lifted in part from a speech given by Michelle Obama.