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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

Oct. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria -- an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Meanwhile, the Americans were...

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Oct. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and tried to blow up a car near Notre Dame cathedral in 2016 were convicted Monday of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison after apologizing for their actions. The two, and two other women who also received...

The Latest: McConnell warns about US pullout in Syria

Oct. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and the military withdrawal from northern Syria (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria threatens a "strategic calamity" and "catastrophic outcome" for American interests in the...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Police fired foam bullets...

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992. Adem Kostjerevac, 58, who lives in unincorporated southern...

The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East

Oct. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat. In a written statement Monday announcing...

Syrian army returns to northeast, as Turkey widens invasion

Oct. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or crumble following...

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico

Oct. 14, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El Aguaje...

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria

Oct. 14, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it's exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday. Ankara said the military offensive was undertaken to counter an "imminent terrorist...