Syria talks focused on cease-fire get underway in Kazakhstan

Delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey hold talks on Syrian peace at a hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The talks are the latest attempt to forge a political settlement to end a war that has by most estimates killed more than 400,000 people since March 2011 and...

18 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

People stop to take a photo of a gas station damaged by an apparent tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Albany, Ga. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in several counties, including Cook, that have suffered deaths, injuries and severe damage from weekend storms. (AP...

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

President Donald Trump, left, congratulates White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, second from right, and other White House senior staff during a swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON...

The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s officials prepare working space for delegations at a hotel lobby where Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold talks on Syrian peace, in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The talks are the latest attempt to forge a political settlement to end a war that has...

Syria talks focused on cease-fire set to begin in Kazakhstan

Astana’s Rixos President Hotel, the place that will host Syria peace talks, seen in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Syrian rebel delegates huddled in Kazakhstan Sunday ahead of talks with government representatives scheduled to begin Monday, the first such...

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port that handles the majority of Venezuela’s food imports....

Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US

Protesters in Tijuana, Mexico, wave through motorists at the Otay Mesa port of entry with San Diego after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to...

Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s

Samsung Electronics’s mobile president Koh Dong-jin speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7...

The Latest: 2nd arrest made in San Antonio mall shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local): 10:30 p.m. San Antonio police say a second suspect has been arrested in the deadly shooting and robbery that took place in a shopping mall. Police confirm the person was taken...

They’re Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) makes a touchdown reception against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23) during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) FOXBOROUGH,...