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Plumes of smoke rise on the air from inside Syria, as seen from the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Syrian Kurds deny Turkish troops enter enclaveA Kurdish militia and a Syrian war monitoring group have denied reports that Turkish troops have entered a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria but say fighting is underway
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Britain's Kyle Edmund, left, is congratulated by Italy's Andreas Seppi after winning their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinalsRafael Nadal got a good fitness test in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 10th time
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Pence meets Jordan king on trip clouded by Jerusalem moveThe United States' controversial shift to recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was expected to be front and center Sunday during Vice President Mike Pence's meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 deadTaliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital kills at least six people, including a foreigner, and pins security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker is killed
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, left, joined by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, center, and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, arrives for a meeting of fellow Republicans on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdownCongressional Democrats and Republicans are waiting for each other to blink over the government shutdown
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Leslie Mann, left, and Judd Apatow arrive at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild AwardGuillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America
The Associated Press1 hour ago
United States Park Police officer Fernandez, right, inform tourist that the Statue of Liberty is closed, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essentialVisiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Afghan hotel attack ends, Taliban claimAn Afghan official says an assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has ended after more than 12 hours with all the attackers killed by security forces
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A protester carries a sign during a Women's March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Global female empowerment marches enter second dayDemonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched and chanted
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A view of the Turkey-Syria border area as seen from the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles crossed into Syria late Saturday during anticipated ground offensive into a Syrian Kurdish enclave.T urkish jets pounded earlier the Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin in northern Syria which Turkey has vowed to clear of a Syrian Kurdish group which Turkey considers to be "terrorists." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaTurkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Stipe Miocic, left, shakes hands with Francis Ngannou after their heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, early Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Boston. Miocic retained his title via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, diesThe Facebook page of the rock group the Zombies says that bassist Jim Rodford has died after falling on the stairs
The Associated Press3 hours ago


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