US Supreme Court won't hear 'Sister Wives' bigamy law appeal
Russian bombers hit Islamic State near besieged Syrian army enclaveRussian jets pounded Islamic State in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, seeking to thwart a full-blown assault by the militants against the last district in the region still held by the Damascus government. Six TU-22 strategic bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State targets near the city of Deir al-Zor, Russia's defense ministry said in a statement. The long-range bombers took off from Russian territory, it said, a rare occurrence as Russia usually launches bombing runs from its air base in the Syrian province of Latakia.
Russia and Turkey push Syria's warring sides to seal truce
By Denis Dyomkin and John Irish ASTANA (Reuters) - Syria's warring sides met for their first talks in nine months on Monday, with their Russian and Turkish backers pushing to cement a ceasefire that could pave the way for political talks. The meeting in the Kazakh capital comes at a time when Turkey, which backs the rebels, and Russia, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, each want to disentangle themselves from the fighting. "We understand that militarily they have achieved what they wanted in Syria.
AP source: Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league dealARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ? A person familiar with the agreement says the Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract.
Fate of Polish WWII museum unclear amid battle over history
GDANSK, Poland (AP) ? It was supposed to be the first museum in the world to tell the story of World War II in its entirety by focusing on all the nations caught up in that global conflict. But it has fallen foul of changing political priorities in its Polish home, and as it opened its doors for the first time Monday, it's facing an uncertain future.
The Latest: Trump to meet car executives
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:07 p.m. President Donald Trump will be hosting breakfast at the White House with heads of some of the nation's largest automobile manufacturers. ...
Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States from the 12-nation TPP. "Great thing for the American worker," Trump said as he signed the order on his third full day in office. The Republican says the trade deal would have damaged U.S. manufacturing.
Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by policeCAIRO (AP) ? Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot adsDENVER (AP) ? Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.
Trump's exit from Pacific trade deal opens door for Germany: GabrielGerman industry would take advantage of any trade opportunities in Asia and South America left by a protectionist United States, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper to appear on Tuesday, he said, "If Trump starts a trade war with Asia and South America, it will open opportunities for us." "Trump must simply recognize that the U.S. economy often isn't competitive, while the German (economy) is," he said, criticizing Trump's threat to impose a 35-percent tariff on German cars imported from Mexico.