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By The Associated Press | Updated - Oct 14th, 2019 @ 9:40pm | Posted - Oct 13th, 2019 @ 10:40pm



BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops have entered several northern towns and villages, raising fears of a potential clash with Turkish-led forces. As Turkey's invasion of northern Syria entered its sixth day, Syrian fighters backed by Turkey said they had begun an offensive alongside Turkish troops to capture the Kurdish-held town of Manbij. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, announced new sanctions on Turkey and Vice President Mike Pence said Trump was sending him to the region.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced sanctions aimed at restraining Turkey's assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria. Turkey began the assault after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. The United States is calling on Turkey to stop the invasion and declare a ceasefire. Trump is sending Vice President Mike Pence and national security adviser Robert O'Brien to Ankara as soon as possible in an attempt to begin negotiations.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman's Fort Worth home. Aaron Dean was booked Monday evening into the Tarrant County Jail on the murder charge in the death of Atatiana Jefferson. Jail records do not list an attorney for Dean.

UNDATED (AP) — A routine call asking police to stop by a home for a welfare check raises questions about tactics after officer kills homeowner. Could the officer have simply knocked on the door to let the resident inside know that police were there? What did the officer see or hear that might have led them to believe he was facing an imminent threat?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's utility regulator issued a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history. California Public Utilities Commission President Marybel Batjer says the utility needs to have a goal of restoring power within 12 hours, minimize the scale of future outages and better communicate with the public and local officials. PG&E last week acknowledged it was not adequate prepared.

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