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Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Oct. 18, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters...

'Only God is with us': A Syrian family feels betrayed by US

Oct. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there. Now the Christian family is among an...

The Latest: Nestor zeroing in on Florida Panhandle coast

Oct. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on storm moving toward U.S. Gulf Coast (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Nestor is zeroing in on Florida as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service has scaled back on a tropical storm warning that extended all the way to parts of...

Editorials from around New England

Oct. 18, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Some tragedies easily averted Republican-American Oct. 16 Monday, a year-old girl in Tampa, Fla., became the 48th child to die this year in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car. While the public clamors for protection from lesser dangers,...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows a Turkish soldier helping a child drink from a water...

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Oct. 18, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the White House, stood by his acting chief of staff,...

The Latest: Pompeo optimistic cease-fire in Syria will hold

Oct. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 10:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between the Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northern Syria will hold in coming days, despite some breaches. After briefing...

AP Explains: A look at Mexico's security strategy

Oct. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A display of armed might by a drug cartel forced Mexican authorities to abandon an attempt to arrest a son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman, leading Mexicans to question President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's security strategy and ask who really runs parts of the country....

The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clash

Oct. 18, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on violence in northern Mexico after an attempt to capture drug trafficker's son (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Mexican officials say eight people were killed in gunbattles in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan in what is being described as a failed operation to detain...