Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation.
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Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead
A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig ...
State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite scoreUNDATED (AP) ? A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.
Commodities group Glencore trims loss in first half of 2016Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after paring down billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt amid a difficult market for raw materials. ...
The Latest: Biden in Turkey as Ankara strikes IS in Syria
Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) ? For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.
Foundation donors who met, talked with ClintonWASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton met or talked by phone with at least 154 people from private interests, such as corporations, during her time as secretary of the state. More than half those people had donated either personally or through companies or groups to the Clinton Foundation or pledged to donate to specific programs through the charity's international arm.
Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkey has entered Syrian 'quagmire,' faces defeatSaleh Muslim, head of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), wrote in a tweet on Wednesday that Turkey was entering a "quagmire" in Syria and faced defeat there like Islamic State after its forces hit targets in northern Syria. Turkey, supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition, struck Islamic State along its border on Wednesday.
Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money ? either personally or through companies or groups ? to the Clinton Foundation. ...