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U.S. expands footprint in aiding Syrian rebels

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. to defend rebels against attacks from any hostile force, including the Assad government. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyDaniel “Boone” Fuller, 50, who had been sitting atop a St. Louis billboard since July 9 after vowing he would stay up there until the city went a week without a homicide, has climbed down from his perch, even though two killings on Sunday morning left him a few hours from a full slaying-free week. Continue reading...

Puerto Rico fails to pay up $58M

Rater predicts more defaults

Subscriber onlyThe government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory. Continue reading...

Hungary starts border fence

After alien surge, aim is to block 109 miles by September

Subscriber onlyHungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia to stop the rising number of foreigners trying to enter the country. Continue reading...

U.N. sets global goals for 2030

Subscriber onlyThe 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change. Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber onlyComedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Continue reading...

Sierra Leone still vigilant for Ebola

Subscriber onlySierra Leone is in a stronger position to fight Ebola than it was six months ago, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday during a visit. Continue reading...

Benghazi suspect pleads for return to Libya

Subscriber onlyThe man charged with leading the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans asked a federal judge Monday to return him to Libya, alleging that his seizure and interrogation "outrageously" violated U.S. constitutional standards for due process. Continue reading...

Omar's death weakens Taliban, Afghan says

Subscriber onlyThe confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Afghanistan an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor said Monday. Continue reading...

Persian Gulf states back Iran deal

House GOP claims it has enough votes to reject nuclear pact

Subscriber onlyPersian Gulf monarchies issued a cautious endorsement Monday of the accord that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated last month to constrain Iran's nuclear program. Continue reading...

In minutes, billions lost in Greek market

Subscriber onlyGreece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes Monday when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure. Continue reading...

Thousands uprooted by Pakistan floods

Subscriber onlyThe death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday. Continue reading...

U.S., Egypt reopen talks on security, 1st since '09

Subscriber onlyDespite persistent human-rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Continue reading...

Kurdish rebels kill 2 Turkish soldiers

31 hurt in bombing at police station

Subscriber onlyKurdish militias carried out a suicide attack on a Turkish military police station in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, local authorities said. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyPresident Hassan Rouhani of Iran said in an interview on state television that the nuclear pact signed last month is a "great achievement" and that Tehran will begin implementing the deal's terms by next month. Continue reading...

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