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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is considering retaliating against the U.S. after the Obama administration imposed sanctions on Russia's civilian and military intelligence services and ordered some 35 diplomats out of the country. A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow regrets new sanctions and will consider retaliatory measures. The U.S. imposed the punishment after releasing a report on Russia's efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say a nationwide cease-fire is still holding, despite minor violations. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says there've been minor clashes today between troops and rebels in the central province of Hama and near the capital, Damascus. Despite the cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey, airstrikes are still being carried out on the Islamic State group, which is excluded from the truce.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police are holding some 40 suspected Islamic State group militants in raids in southern Turkey. The Anadolu Agency says special forces police, backed by armored vehicles and a helicopter, conducted the raids in the city of Adana early today. The 40 are suspected of being IS members.

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — There's no word on the conditions of a police officer and a suspect who were shot outside a north Texas restaurant. The shootings happened last night during a traffic stop in Weatherford, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth. Police tell the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that before the shooting, the officer and the suspect scuffled in the parking lot of the restaurant.

NEW YORK (AP) — After 79 years of serving up oversized sandwiches, the Carnegie Delicatessen in New York will serve its last customers today. Fans have been lining up all week for a last bite. Craig DeGregorio of Long Island says he waited for nearly 90 minutes to chow down on the signature dish, a mountainous, $20 pastrami sandwich. The Carnegie has remained popular with tourists, but these days New Yorkers for lower prices.

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