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Updated at 6:43 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria. Western officials had expressed alarm that the fighting between the two sides, both backed by the U.S. in Syria's 5-year-old civil war, has diverted their attention from the fight against the extremist group. In a speech Tuesday, French...

Updated at 6:43 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) " Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state's convicted ex-attorney general. The unanimous confirmation vote...

Updated at 6:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama has cut short the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses Obama has long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug...

Updated at 6:39 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) " The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other species. Deadlines for the...

Updated at 6:37 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) " The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local): 10 p.m. Turkey says U.S. criticism of the scope and aims of its offensive in northern...

Updated at 6:36 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago. The summary judgment issued...

Updated at 6:35 PM

STERLING, Mass. (AP) " Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. A corn maze dedicated to the player known as Big Papi was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Sterling,...

Updated at 6:31 PM

ERIE, Pa. (AP) " Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine offered a systematic takedown of Donald Trump's business dealings and campaign claims Tuesday, arguing the Republican nominee's presidential campaign amounts to nothing more than...

Updated at 6:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East sharply criticized Iran on Tuesday for recent high-speed maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf that in one case prompted a U.S. Navy ship to fire warning...

Updated at 6:23 PM

In light of the current fuss over the Colin Kaepernick matter, it behooves me to repeat some of the points I made in a post of two weeks ago in a slightly different context. The subject here is what I call competitive patriotism, examples of...

Updated at 6:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 3:15 p.m. A conservative legal group has submitted 25 written questions to Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server while serving as secretary...

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