This is AP News Minute.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally acknowledged that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Trump said Friday that he changed his position, declaring an end of a so-called “birther” movement. Trump claims that Hillary Clinton started the movement, despite there being no evidence that’s true.
At the White House, President Barack Obama responded to Trump’s announcement. Obama saying he’s “pretty confident” about where he was born, and that “most people are as well.” He said he hopes the election will now focus on more serious issues.
Dozens lined up outside New York’s flagship Apple store to buy the new iPhone 7 Friday. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise visit to a store near San Francisco. The new iPhone packs more power than the previous generation, and has been noted for its lack of a headphone jack.
And New York’s Guggenheim Museum installing a golden throne. The solid 18-karat gold toilet was installed in the museum’s 4th-floor bathroom, created by as an Italian artist did part of a new exhibit, and it’s open to the public.
Robert Bumstead, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.