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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 6:40 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 6:37 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 6:31 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 6:23 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...

Updated at 5:02 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " The Los Angeles Sparks have signed forward-center Sandrine Gruda for her second stint with the WNBA team. Gruda spent last season with the French national team preparing for the Rio Olympics, where they finished...

Updated at 4:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): ____ 1:50 p.m. Rio Olympics bronze medalist and 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has avoided what would have been his fourth first-round exit in his past six...

Updated at 4:41 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " A crane on a barge lifted the wreckage of a small sightseeing plane from a lake near New Orleans on Tuesday, the bodies of the pilot and a passenger still in the cabin, authorities said. The crane, operated by a salvage...

Updated at 4:38 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) " Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket. No, not THAT Vladimir Putin. Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old man who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a Publix...

Updated at 4:37 PM

PARIS (AP) " The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses. French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that talks on a...

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