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Turkish forces say they've captured key Syrian border town

Turkish forces say they've captured key Syrian border town

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mountin

Kenya: Police chief says roadside bomb kills 11 officers

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country's southern border with Somalia.
Simone Biles wins vault to tie worlds medal record

Simone Biles wins vault to tie worlds medal record

STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles won the women's vault competition at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast, but couldn't add another in the uneven bars.
Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations we
McAleenan, acting Homeland Security secretary, stepping down

McAleenan, acting Homeland Security secretary, stepping down

WASHINGTON — Kevin McAleenan, a career civil servant who became the unlikely point man for President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, is stepping down as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job.
Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honoured at women's event

Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honoured at women's event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Brie Larson, Awakwafina and Chaka Khan are being celebrated for their charitable endeavours and contributions to the entertainment industry at a women's event in Beverly Hills.
California to require abortion medication at public colleges

California to require abortion medication at public colleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

NEW YORK — Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook's Libra project, a major setback to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency.
US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports

US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S.
Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in