Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) ? In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began.
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In Trump's rigged election conspiracy, supporters defiant
Linda Hernandez, from the aptly named town of Defiance, Ohio, cheered Thursday as Donald Trump thumbed his nose at American democratic tradition by saying he would accept the presidential election results, provided he wins. While Trump doubled and tripled down on claims that the nation's elections are rigged and massive voter fraud might be underway, Hernandez stood firmly by her candidate. "I think it should be" in doubt, Hernandez said of the election.
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EU chief predicts dire future if EU-Canada trade deal fails
BRUSSELS (AP) ? Fearing continued rejection by a small Belgian region, the president of the European Union warned Thursday that if a free trade deal with Canada fails it could mean the end of such agreements with any other countries.
Wall Street dips as telecoms slump; AmEx surges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a choppy session on Thursday with a slight decline as investors digested the latest round of earnings, with a sharp drop in telecoms offset by gains in healthcare.
US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. military member assisting Iraqi forces in their push to retake Mosul was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday, marking the first American combat casualty in the campaign to oust the Islamic State group from its last major stronghold in northern Iraq.
Most Syrian refugees arriving in US are kids; schools adapt
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria.
NFL reopen Brown investigation, Brown not going to London
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) ? The NFL is going to re-open its investigation of New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown and the team has pulled him from its next game after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.