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Syrian army moves north, raising fears of clash with Turkey

Oct. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

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

US pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

Oct. 14, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Trump had directed U.S. troops in...

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn't comment as she...

Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. The Fort Worth Police Department said officers...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Pomp in London, talks in Brussels as Brexit deadline looms

Oct. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union said Monday that divorce talks were making slow progress, as the U.K. government tried to look beyond Brexit with a wide-ranging policy platform read by Queen Elizabeth II in a pomp-filled ceremony. In terms of historical importance, the painstaking...

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

White House: Trump to watch violent parody, 'condemns it'

Oct. 14, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has yet to watch a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, but based on what he's heard, he "strongly condemns" it. The parody was shown at a meeting of Trump...

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "loud thud"...

In 'Jojo Rabbit,' Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act

Oct. 14, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it. "I still don't even really know how to describe it without making people shift uncomfortably," says Waititi with a shrug. "Jojo Rabbit" is as...

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The Latest: Turkey slams EU over calls for arms ban

Oct. 14, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry says it "condemns and rejects" a call by the European Union for member states to stop selling arms to Turkey over its offensive against Syrian Kurdish militias in northern Syria. In a...

Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty

Oct. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors have found a former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony...

13 police killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Michoacan

Oct. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 police officers have been killed and three others injured in an attack in the western state of Michoacan, where violence attributed to organized crime groups has increased in recent months. The Michoacan security department said in a statement the state police...

Records: Alabama girl, 10, fought off attempted rapist

Oct. 14, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old Alabama girl fought off a man trying to rape her by kicking him in the groin. Citing a court affidavit, the Montgomery Advertiser reports 52-year-old Davin Turner Windham was charged Thursday with attempted rape and jailed. The affidavit says Windham...

Joe Biden's son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says 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 should his...

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding. Dale Holloway, 37, is accused of wounding a clergyman and a bride Saturday in Pelham, New Hampshire. Stanley...

Construction platform fails, leaving worker dangling in air

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two workers on a construction platform in New Jersey were rescued after it failed and left one worker briefly dangling by his safety rope in midair. No injuries were reported Monday morning in Atlantic City. The platform holding the workers was about six floors up...

Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Jury finds former Georgia officer who fatally shot unarmed, naked man not guilty of murder; guilty of other crimes.

The Latest: Morawiecki likely to stay Polish prime minister

Oct. 14, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Officials from Poland's ruling party say Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is a "natural" to stay on as head of government after the party's second consecutive election victory. Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said Monday...

Police seek suspects in violent Providence home invasion

Oct. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are looking for five people they say were involved in an early morning home invasion in which a victim was struck in the head with a hammer. Providence police tell The Providence Journal that four people, two with guns, burst into an apartment early Monday. A 28-year-old man...