US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria’s fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last...

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of...

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages from inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what’s in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. They...

Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination. Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who...

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what’s in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. They...

Trump shifts to new campaign phase, dismisses GOP critics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured...

Trump shifts to new campaign phase, dismisses GOP critics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured...

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to...

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo. State TV says that also on Wednesday, government troops repelled a rebel attack on an Aleppo...

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. But as the sun faded, the stranger returned...