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WASHINGTON (AP) " The commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says there's an urgent need to encircle the extremists' stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa because of intelligence warnings that attacks on Western targets are being plotted there. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend spoke to reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday from his headquarters in Baghdad. Townsend said the coalition is using airpower to strike available targets around Raqqa, as a...

Updated at 4:13 PM

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The...

Updated at 4:12 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) " The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 12 p.m. Law enforcement officials have asked people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota to vacate an...

Updated at 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 1:10 p.m. An Ohio congresswoman says she and other black Democrats have told presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that she should engage more with...

Updated at 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his business in the final week of the long presidential race. Less than two weeks before Election Day " and...

Updated at 4:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export gay rights overseas. Under Obama the U.S. deployed its diplomats and dollars to try to...

Updated at 4:04 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern...

Updated at 3:59 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. abstention from a U.N. resolution condemning the embargo against Cuba (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The United States has abstained for the first time in 25 years on a U.N. resolution...

Updated at 3:56 PM

PARIS (AP) " UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday approved a new resolution on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem that drew angry accusations from Israel that the document denies Judaism's deep ties to the site. The...

Updated at 3:43 PM

LONDON (AP) " Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. British and American governments are teaming up with...

Updated at 3:42 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, were retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Wednesday after failing retests of their doping samples. The International Olympic Committee...

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