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Rebels leave town after 4-year siege

By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM
The Associated Press

Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left a war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced … Full story    

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Rebels leave town after 4-year siege

Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left a war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Swimmer Lochte charged in Rio incident; police say US Olympian filed a false report of a robbery

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics … Full story    
Published:  August 25, 2016

Italy earthquake kills at least 159

AMATRICE, Italy – Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian … Full story    
Published:  August 25, 2016

Colombia, rebels reach accord on 5-decade war

HAVANA – Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2016

Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials that Social Security owes her more than $100,000. For … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2016

Trump shifts tone on illegal immigrants

NEW YORK - Republican Donald Trump promised on Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States … Full story    
Published:  August 23, 2016

New query into firms behind Clinton server

WASHINGTON - Republicans stepped up their attacks on Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to … Full story    
Published:  August 23, 2016

Rio says goodbye to 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2016

51 killed at Turkish wedding

ISTANBUL - A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border with … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2016

Trump’s spending at half the rate of Clinton’s

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month, yet was still spending at a far slower clip than Hillary Clinton. New finance documents … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2016

US: $400M to Iran contingent on prisoners; Money from Iranian gov’t account traced back to ’70s

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a … Full story    
Published:  August 18, 2016

Trump shakes up staff, intent on finishing race on own terms

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated with his troubled candidacy, Donald Trump is hinging his presidential hopes on a risky bet: that the fiery populism and … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2016

Victims angry at wildfire arson suspect

LAKEPORT, Calif. - People forced to flee a massive wildfire in mountains north of San Francisco heaped anger Tuesday on a man who authorities believe … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2016

In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb Syria targets

BEIRUT - Iran allowed Russian warplanes to take off from its territory to bomb targets in Syria on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that underscores the … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2016

Police chief surprised by violence after shooting

MILWAUKEE - Following a night of violence that left half a dozen businesses in flames, the Milwaukee police chief expressed surprise at the level of … Full story    
Published:  August 16, 2016

Floods leave thousands homeless in La.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home - in a neighborhood that … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2016

Trump attacks media, not Clinton

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions at … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2016

Bomb attacks rattle Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand - Attackers struck a series of tourist resort towns across southern Thailand with homemade explosives and firebombs in some of the worst … Full story    
Published:  August 13, 2016

Clinton slams Trump economic plan

WARREN, Mich. – Hillary Clinton sought to undercut Donald Trump’s claim to working class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues, … Full story    
Published:  August 11, 2016

Man wins lottery after surviving plane crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crash-landed in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2016

Man climbs for the sky on Trump Tower in NY

NEW YORK – A man who wanted an “audience” with Donald Trump spent three hours scaling the glass facade of Trump Tower on Wednesday using … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2016

More Clinton emails and campaign news

The State Department has turned over 44 previously-unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2016