- Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce fighting broke out around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Friday as rebels announced a large-scale offensive to break the government's nearly two-month siege of opposition-held areas.
- UN: IS using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
- Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.
- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
- Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.
- Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — A months-long protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached its most chaotic pitch yet when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off private property.
- A year on, Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood
BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil (AP) — Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil's mining country and the birthplace of one of the world's top producers of minerals.
- Philippine leader Duterte says God told him to stop cursing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a "son of a bitch" and told Barack Obama to "go to hell," says he has promised to God he won't spew expletives again.
- Titans breeze past Jaguars 36-22 to reach 4-4 for season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans head into the second half of the season believing they're right in the playoff mix now that they've already exceeded their win total from last year.
- Schwarber draws inspiration from Arizona boy with illness
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber signed a baseball for Campbell Faulkner. Faulkner gave Schwarber a green wristband. Twin acts of kindness, and a friendship was born.
- Cubs back in World Series, goat curse back on forefront
CHICAGO (AP) — Chuck Logan heard about it from his dad for years. Bill Sianis was born into it. And Lennie Merullo was there the day it happened and lived with it for the rest of his life.
- World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the outfield. The giant videoboard in left field flashed "World Series."
- Griffey Jr among MLB dads of sons playing college football
Ken Griffey Jr. has a different game to watch during the World Series.
- Week 9 preview: ACC showdown; Browning faces tough Utes
The last weekend before College Football Playoff selection committee starts releasing its rankings has potential for a serious shake-up in the postseason race.