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U.S. Troops in Syria Going to Iraq, Not Home As Trump Claims

U.S. Troops in Syria Going to Iraq, Not Home As Trump Claims

By Lolita C. Baldour | Oct 21
While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq.

California Relishes Role As Liberal Trendsetter, Trump Foe

California Relishes Role As Liberal Trendsetter, Trump Foe

By Kathleen Ronayne | Oct 21
On issues big and small — hotels soon will be forbidden from providing guests with little plastic shampoo bottles — California this year has marched further left and tried to pull the rest of the country with it.

Feds: Retailer Broke Law by Selling Rifle in Texas Attack

Feds: Retailer Broke Law by Selling Rifle in Texas Attack

Oct 19
A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing.

Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

Opioid Negotiations Fail to Produce Deal Just Before Trial

By Geoff Mulvihill | Oct 19
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday.

Opioid Industry Presses for Settlement As Trial Looms

Opioid Industry Presses for Settlement As Trial Looms

By Mark Gillespie and Geoff Mulvihill | Oct 17
With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis.

Embattled Argentine Farmers Eye Presidential Vote with Fear

Embattled Argentine Farmers Eye Presidential Vote with Fear

By Luis Andres Henao | Oct 17
Juan Rossi walks between rows of green wheat at his farm in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, worrying about the future of the farming sector that is the main economic engine of this country.

UK, EU Reach Outline Brexit Deal; Still Needs Ratification

UK, EU Reach Outline Brexit Deal; Still Needs Ratification

By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Oct 17
Britain and the European Union said Thursday that they have struck an outline Brexit deal after days of intense see-saw negotiations — though it must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments.

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Oct 16
A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.

Brexit Talks Don't Get Breakthrough, Continue on Summit Eve

Brexit Talks Don't Get Breakthrough, Continue on Summit Eve

By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Oct 16
European Union and British negotiators failed to reach a breakthrough in Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit.

Jury Selection Set to Begin in Landmark Federal Opioid Trial

Jury Selection Set to Begin in Landmark Federal Opioid Trial

By Mark Gillispie and Julie Carr Smyth | Oct 16
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic.

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