New U.S.-Russia military talks seen on Syria air safetyBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it expected to hold new talks with Russia's military on pilot safety in Syria's war as soon as this weekend, as the former Cold War foes seek to avoid an accidental clash as they carry out rival bombing campaigns. Russia's entry into Syria's civil war last week has complicated America's more than year-old campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State, leading to at least one U.S. jet to course-correct to avoid an incident. The United States, which opposes Moscow's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has ruled out cooperation with Russia but has agreed to work on air safety procedures.
North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty ? now in its third generation ? is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.
Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb
CHICAGO (AP) ? Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.
13-year-old boy accused in fatal shooting of girl, 12JASPER, Mo. (AP) ? A 13-year-old boy deliberately shot and killed a 12-year-old girl outside a foster home in rural southwest Missouri where they both lived using a gun he had taken from the house, the local sheriff said Friday.
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US weighing Russian response on Syria flight safety
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) ? Russian leaders have responded to a proposed draft of safety guidelines for military aircraft flying missions in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.
Shark bites surfer on Oahu's North ShoreHONOLULU (AP) ? A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.
Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said Friday.
Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) ? Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.
Royals rally, beat Astros 5-4 to even ALDS at 1 game each
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? The Kansas City Royals whipped out the same formula that carried them to last year's World Series to turn back the Houston Astros and tie their AL Division Series at a game apiece.