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Syria's Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

Oct. 13, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey's invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos. The shift...

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

Oct. 13, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern...

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

Oct. 13, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden said Sunday he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies...

Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

Oct. 13, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — As Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump intensifies, Mark Stenske feels like he's seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the nearly two-year investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and Trump's possible role...

Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at home

Oct. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said. "You didn't hear the officer shout, 'Gun,...

California power outages highlight economic disparity

Oct. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and...

Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

Oct. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history,...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday sought to find a worker missing in the rubble of a New Orleans hotel that partially collapsed while under construction, proceeding with caution because the dangerous of working in the unstable building, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...

Florida timber farmers face tough choices year after Michael

Oct. 13, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (AP) — The sunsets are a sight to behold in Joe Leonard's neck of the woods these days. A year ago, lush stands of towering pines obscured the horizon, he said as he drove his pickup along a dusty Florida Panhandle road. Now, fields of thick grass mask row after row of stumps decaying...

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Florida police: No active mall shooter, 1 injured

Oct. 13, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Police say a person with a possible gunshot wound has been located but there's no active shooter at a Boca Raton mall that had been placed on a lockdown after reports of shots fired. Boca Raton police tweeted that the person was taken to a medical center as SWAT teams continued a...

Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at home

Oct. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said. "You didn't hear the officer shout, 'Gun,...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday sought to find a worker missing in the rubble of a New Orleans hotel that partially collapsed while under construction, proceeding with caution because the dangerous of working in the unstable building, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any...

6 victims at hospital following shooting in Philadelphia

Oct. 13, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say six people have been injured in a shooting in north Philadelphia. A Philadelphia police news release says six victims were taken to Temple University Hospital after 911 calls of a shooting came in at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday. Police say the shooting happened near the 8th Street...

Indigenous leaders, officials head to Ecuador protest talks

Oct. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Residents of Ecuador's capital picked their way through piles of burned tires and chunks of pavement Sunday as the government and indigenous protesters headed to negotiations aimed at defusing more than a week of demonstrations that have paralyzed the nation's economy. Protests...

Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

Oct. 13, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out before sunrise...

Former Colorado soldier sentenced to life for fatal shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former soldier who was stationed at Colorado's Fort Carson has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting in a nearby community. The Gazette reported a jury convicted 21-year-old Wayne Sellers IV of first-degree murder in the October 2018 slaying of 20-year-old...

Orban's party suffers major losses in Hungary's local votes

Oct. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. In 2014, the...

Hillary Clinton presents daughter with Val-Kill Award

Oct. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has presented her daughter with the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill award, which Clinton herself was awarded in 1995. Chelsea Clinton was honored Sunday afternoon at the 32nd annual award ceremony at the Val-Kill estate where Roosevelt lived in Hyde Park. She said she...

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community

Oct. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital Sunday called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses. Members of one art...