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Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Robert Burns and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:44pm

President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters differed over what it required and whether combat had halted.

Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:38pm

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.

Federal judge scolds Utah county over gang injunction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:53pm

A federal judge has ruled a Utah county violated the constitutional rights of two Ogden men charged under a gang injunction.

Sharpton searches for the words to eulogize _ and galvanize

Errin Haines, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:43pm

and to galvanize.

Fans support Hong Kong, Tibet at Nets' 1st game since China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:41pm

A group of fans held signs, wore shirts and chanted support for Hong Kong and Tibet in the Brooklyn Nets' first game since returning from China.

LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:13pm

James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away.

Judge halts funeral plans for woman shot at home by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:00pm

A probate court judge has halted a funeral scheduled for Saturday for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer.

Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:03pm

Mexicans are increasingly the face of asylum in the United States, replacing Central Americans who dominated last year's caravan and a surge of families that brought border arrests to a 13-year-high in May.

Surveillance video shows car of interest in father's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:42pm

Investigators are showing the public surveillance video of a car they think contained two men who broke into a suburban Houston family's home and shot and killed a 29-year-old father.

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:42pm

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home.

The Latest: Officials identify Iowa deputies, suspect shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:15pm

The Latest on Iowa deputies and a suspect being wounded in a shootout (all times local):

Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily halted

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:15pm

later signed by DeSantis — stipulating that felons must pay all fines, restitution and other financial obligations to complete their sentences.

Judge orders New Mexico compound suspect hospitalized

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:12pm

A federal judge has ordered a woman charged with firearms and terrorism-related counts to be hospitalized for mental health treatment more than a year after authorities arrested her and four other adult residents of a squalid New Mexico compound.

Rooney steps out: GOP member 'thinking' about impeachment

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:43pm

President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida.

Botched Miranda warning excludes statements in Tibbetts case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:26pm

Part of the case against a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts appears to be in jeopardy because an officer failed to properly read him his Miranda rights.

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Arijeta Lajka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:21pm

A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear.

Judge opposed by abortion foes finalist for top Kansas court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:17pm

A Kansas trial-court judge opposed by an influential anti-abortion group is among three finalists to fill a vacancy on the state's highest court.

1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:59pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:55pm

Michael Cohen is again turning to Congress as part of a new bid to reduce his prison sentence.