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US pulling troops out of northern Syria

WASHINGTON — 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 ...

Typhoon kills as many as 33

TOKYO — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon ...

Hunter Biden to leave board of Chinese firm

NEW YORK — 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 ...

World

MEXICO Hundreds of migrants corralled at center TAPACHULA — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America have found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the ...

Police kill woman at home

FORT WORTH, Texas — 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 ...

Voters weary of investigations

FISHERS, Ind. — 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 ...

First female head of Nobel’s literature award body

HELSINKI — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57. Her family told Swedish news agency TT that Danius, a literary scholar, critic and author, passed away early Saturday following a long illness. Swedish ...

Columbus now a heel to some

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. Columbus was an obscure figure until his adventures were revitalized in the 1800s. By the 1990s, a new ...

iTunes, once revolutionary, disappears in update

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the functions have ...

Small businesses increasingly a target for cybercriminals

NEW YORK — While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the Poneman Institute, which ...

GM workers worry about paying bills

TOLEDO, Ohio — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. They’re scaling back at the grocery, giving up on eating at restaurants and some are taking on part-time jobs ...

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Alabama Army defends closing historic library HUNTSVILLE — The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal. Army officials said it was a joint decision made by interested parties. The Redstone Scientific Information ...

World

United Kingdom Activist denies causing airport nuisance LONDON — A medal-winning Paralympian who allegedly glued himself to a British Airways plane at a London airport has denied causing a public nuisance as he sought to draw attention to global warming. James Brown appeared Saturday at ...

California governor limits oil and gas development

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land. The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas ...

California offers insight

Pennsylvania is not California, we know. But we may be able to learn some valuable lessons from a place that once was called “the most ungovernable state in the nation” because of gerrymandering. According to three people who spent years working on California’s redistricting plan, the ...

Man, woman dead in murder-suicide

LANDENBERG (AP) — Authorities say a struggle between a man and woman ended in a murder-suicide in southeastern Pennsylvania. State police in Chester County say troopers were sent to a home in London Britain Township on Thursday to check on someone who hadn’t been seen over the ...

Parole system could see changes

HARRISBURG — An internal review of Pennsylvania’s parole system spurred by five parolees getting charged in quick succession with homicide is, in theory, acknowledging a long-standing complaint of parole agents over a long-term policy shift designed to help more parolees succeed on the ...

Mack Truck workers strike

MACUNGIE (AP) — The union representing thousands of workers at Mack Truck plants in Pennsylvania and elsewhere has announced plans to go on strike this weekend. The United Automobile Workers Union Local 677 said on its website that the Mack Truck council voted Thursday night to begin a ...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown’

LOS ANGELES — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief ...

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GEORGIA No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash HAMPTON — The Royal Canadian Air Force said one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier’s jet ...