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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey say they have captured a town with symbolic significance from the Islamic State group. A commander of the Hamza Brigade says Islamic State fighters put up "minimal" resistance. Islamic State propaganda had boasted of the fight for the northern Syrian town (Dabiq), citing Islamic lore that it would be the scene of a major battle between crusaders and army of the Muslim caliphate.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy is investigating a possible missile attack from Yemen on a group of American warships in the Red Sea. Adm. John Richardson, the Navy's top officer, says the destroyer USS Mason appeared "to have come under attack." The Navy says the Mason has been targeted twice already by missiles fired out of territory held by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A member of the U.S. Navy has been arrested after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off a San Diego bridge into a park below, killing four people and injuring nine. Authorities say 25-year-old Richard Sepolio was taken to a hospital with major injuries and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have lost power in Oregon and Washington as the remnants of a typhoon blew in from the Pacific. The National Weather Service says winds gusted above 50 mph in the Portland area and up to 80 mph along the coast. The storm also brought heavy rain to the Seattle area.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has elevated seven people to sainthood in one of the final big Masses of his Holy Year of Mercy. They include the mule-riding "gaucho priest" Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, one of the most famous Catholics in the Argentina of Francis' youth. He died in 1914 after living for years with leprosy that he was said to have contracted from one of his faithful.

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