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10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEBATE RIVALS ASSAIL ELIZABETH WARREN Democratic presidential hopefuls accuse the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan. 2....

The Latest: Turkey tells Kurds to quit NE Syria by 'tonight'

Oct. 16, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syrian Kurdish fighters must leave a designated border area in northeast Syria "as of tonight" for Turkey to stop its military offensive. Erdogan made the...

House Democrats not easing up on their impeachment probe

Oct. 16, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats shows no signs of easing. The testimony from the witnesses,...

Tensions high as South Sudan faces unity government deadline

Oct. 16, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's fragile peace deal is faltering less than a month before the country's president and armed opposition leader are meant to form a coalition government and begin the long recovery from a five-year civil war. Some doubt it's safe enough for opposition leader Riek Machar...

Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores the age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost....

AP PHOTOS: Migrant surge overwhelms Greek islands

Oct. 16, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SKALA, Greece (AP) — Greece's eastern islands are struggling to cope with a surge in arrivals of migrants and asylum-seekers that has undermined efforts to ease severe overcrowding at refugee camps. The number of people reaching Lesbos, Samos and other Greeks islands in the eastern Aegean Sea is the...

Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in

Oct. 16, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey's president defied growing pressure and sanctions from Western allies for a cease-fire in northern Syria. Russia has moved quickly to further entrench its...

Brexit talks don't get breakthrough, continue on summit eve

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. An EU official, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations were still...

The Latest: British govt insists there is Brexit progress

Oct. 16, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 10 a.m. The British government says talks with the European Union are making progress, despite the lack of a breakthrough overnight. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office says talks are resuming Wednesday after a...

Pakistan says India army firing kills 3 civilians in Kashmir

Oct. 16, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry says "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir has killed three civilians, including two children. A ministry statement says it has summoned on Wednesday an Indian diplomat to lodge its protest over the previous day's "ceasefire...