Kremlin says worried that terrorists regrouping in SyriaThe Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. "The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. "We are chiefly concerned that ... terrorists are using a ceasefire to regroup their forces, to replenish their arsenals, for obvious preparations for waging offensives." The ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Washington broke down last week.
Hundreds of Romanian couples cash in on lasting loveBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them to a joint lunch.
Just 30 doctors struggle to treat wounded in eastern AleppoBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Only 30 doctors remain in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where they are in dire need of medical and surgical supplies to treat hundreds of wounded people among a trapped population of 300,000, Syrian doctors said on Monday. At least 40 wounded people in the eight still-functioning hospitals - some of them makeshift centers hidden underground for fear of air strikes and shelling - require medical evacuation, they said. Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city overnight, a monitoring organization and a civil defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.
Maine governor's drug arrests 'binder' is releasedAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) ? Maine Gov. Paul LePage has released documents he said he used for the basis of his assertion that blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of heroin trafficking arrests in his state.
Europe bank head calls markets 'resilient' after Brexit voteFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? The president of the European Central Bank says both markets and the economy have been "resilient" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) ? The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather.
Wall Street drops as Pfizer falls; presidential debate eyed
Pfizer fell 1.6 percent after it decided against splitting into two. While the White House race has so far had little discernible effect on the market, that may soon change as polls show a tightening race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. "Investors are acting extremely nervous with regards to the debate ... and it highlights the fact that the markets are not focusing on the health of the economy, interest rates and geopolitical events," said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.
Memorial to confront South's troubled history of lynchings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: a memorial to black lynching victims.
9 wounded in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer
Nine people were shot and wounded, one critically, in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, authorities said. The first report of the shootings began at about ...
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