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Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:12am

Detroit-area men who moved millions of dollars to Yemen have avoided prison, thanks to a 95-year-old judge who says "only people without compassion" would disagree with his light sentences.

The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:25am

The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Caught up in Trump impeachment, US diplomats fight back

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:27am

Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine.

US defense chief in Afghanistan to assess the way ahead

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:30am

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration's pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops.

Kurds begin evacuation from besieged Syrian border town

Mehmet Guzel and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:03am

Kurdish fighters and civilians began evacuating from a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal, opening the way to a broader withdrawal of the Kurdish-led forces from parts of the Turkish border.

Pentagon chief says US troops leaving Syria for western Iraq

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:30pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.

After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:19pm

After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel.

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:38pm

they met in the exhibition opener in February, and Scherzer gave up a homer to the first batter of the game.

Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:42pm

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:13pm

Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

Trump scraps plans to hold Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort next year after facing intense criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:00pm

Trump scraps plans to hold Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort next year after facing intense criticism.

Man suffers 'grievous' injury after traffic stop, search

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:38pm

Authorities in a Maryland county outside the nation's capital say a man has suffered "grievous" injuries after an encounter with police following a recent traffic stop.

Not all recessions are a crisis, and the next one won't be as bad as 2008

Anneken Tappe, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:22pm

Recession fears are on the rise in the United States. Memories of the last downturn are exacerbating these worries: The last time America faced a recession was in 2008, as the financial crisis was unfolding. Millions of people lost their jobs, GDP growth plummeted and businesses shut down.

Video shows coach disarming, embracing Oregon student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:04pm

Authorities have released a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star's successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school.

New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:00pm

A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized.

Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner tips over on field; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:59pm

University of Oklahoma officials say there were no injuries to riders of the school's "Sooner Schooner" or the horses that pull it when the miniature covered wagon tipped over during the Oklahoma-West Virginia football game.

Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:36pm

The parents of a Virginia student who say their son was assaulted and bullied by his middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system.

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:02pm

Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost in a snowstorm in Oregon while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:40pm

Questions are being raised after an Idaho Department of Fish and Game officer killed an orphaned black bear cub in Hailey last week rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility.