WASHINGTON (AP) — Five U.S. special operations troops were wounded in combat with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the senior U.S. commander in the country said Thursday.
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland and World Youth Day celebrations (all times local):
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to the Syrian war and international effort on the crisis (all times local):
BEIRUT (AP) — After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city's besieged quarters, underlining the government's determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual surrender by the opposition.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A historic Jersey shore pier that was pummeled by Superstorm Sandy, then destroyed in a spectacular fire might finally be done in by building regulations.
TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto police officer has been sentenced to six years in the shooting death of a teen on a streetcar in a case that sparked protests in Canada's largest city after it was caught on video and posted on YouTube.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The promise of peace and justice in South Sudan has been "squandered" and the country is "poised on the brink of an abyss," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers who want to build a home for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas say they plan to hone in on two potential stadium sites within the next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators are expected to approve a settlement with one of the state's largest sports book operators after it acknowledged underpaying winning bets despite a previous warning involving a separate scandal.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Ernesto "Don Neto" Fonseca Carrillo, who was convicted in the 1985 killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, was transferred from prison to house arrest Thursday to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for a $3.8 billion pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois.
On one of the biggest nights of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama evoked the words of a Republican hero — former President Ronald Reagan.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police have detained the spokesman of the veterans association that turned against President Robert Mugabe last week, raising concerns of a crackdown on what had been the president's most loyal supporters.
MILAN (AP) — Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country's top security official said Thursday.