Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.
Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues.
Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) — Extending his hand at the holiest site where Jews can pray, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall on Tuesday amid tensions with the Palestinians over President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
France, US urge Turkey to show restraint in north Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — France's top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its battle against a Syrian Kurdish militia as the Turkish military pressed its operations in north Syria for the fourth straight day.
After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse
KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse.