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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.

Feb. 11, 2016 7:50 PM EST

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

Feb. 11, 2016 8:03 PM EST


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Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

Feb. 11, 2016 8:08 PM EST

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
Feb. 11, 2016 8:03 PM EST

Arkansas man to appeal verdict in real estate agent's death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man convicted of capital murder and kidnapping in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent has filed notice that he plans to appeal.

Feb. 11, 2016 7:58 PM EST

GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures
Feb. 11, 2016 7:57 PM EST

Shaq wishes he had a farewell tour like Kobe is getting
Feb. 11, 2016 7:55 PM EST

Minnesota man pleads guilty in Islamic State case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to the militant organization, saying he was attracted to the idea of fighting overseas to create an Islamic caliphate.

Feb. 11, 2016 7:55 PM EST

House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.

Feb. 11, 2016 7:53 PM EST

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Feb. 11, 2016 7:52 PM EST

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
Feb. 11, 2016 7:50 PM EST

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Feb. 11, 2016 1:54 PM EST

Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country.

Feb. 9, 2016 3:44 PM EST

Israeli military says top mission is countering Gaza tunnels
Feb. 9, 2016 10:57 AM EST

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
Feb. 8, 2016 3:22 PM EST

Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants.

Feb. 8, 2016 2:09 PM EST

Al-Qaida militants battle each other in southern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appeared to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Feb. 8, 2016 9:40 AM EST

UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition.

Feb. 7, 2016 7:27 AM EST

Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border
Feb. 6, 2016 2:21 PM EST

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting
Feb. 5, 2016 5:09 PM EST

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