• 2 Myanmar photojournalists freed on bail in Bangladesh
    by The Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police say two Myanmar photojournalists arrested while covering a massive influx of Rohingya refugees from their country have been released on bail, but that they can’t leave the country because the charges against them have yet to be dropped. Their attorney Jyotirmoy Barua says that Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat […]

  • German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home
    by The Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group’s campaign against West German authorities has returned home. The dpa news agency reported Saturday that most parts of the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in the city of Friedrichshafen, where they will be […]

  • US-backed SDF says it took Syria’s largest gas field from IS
    by The Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    BEIRUT (AP) — A senior official with the main U.S.-backed force in Syria says his fighters have captured the country’s largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq. Nasser Haj Mansour of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the Conoco gas field came under full control of the group […]

  • Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on
    by JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID B. CARUSO on September 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year’s storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in Sandy insurance battles say. As Sandy’s fifth anniversary […]

  • Netflix documentary shows Huntington in different light
    by JOSEPHINE MENDEZ on September 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — When it comes to fighting against a drug epidemic that appears to have swallowed the city whole, three women are standing by the notion that Huntington will not be defined by its drug problem. This is the premise behind the documentary “Heroin(e),” which was released Sept. 12 on the streaming service […]

  • Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes
    by The Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 11:53 am

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey’s parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country’s military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday called the Monday referendum to create a Kurdish state in neighboring Iraq “a […]

  • Capitol Watch: Cuomo slams new GOP health care overhaul
    by DAVID KLEPPER on September 23, 2017 at 11:47 am

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is once again slamming talk in Washington of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and a woman will lead the Assembly’s budget committee for the first time. Here’s a look at stories making news: CUOMO CAUTION The governor is once […]

  • Murphy, Guadagno murky on details in key agenda items
    by MICHAEL CATALINI on September 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s two top candidates to succeed Republican Chris Christie as governor are weeks away from Election Day but have been fuzzy on a couple of their own key policy ideas. Both candidates’ campaigns have said the comments about issues key to their campaigns amounted to misstatements, but the errors have […]

  • GOP Gov. Baker again battles his own party on health care
    by STEVE LeBLANC on September 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

    BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Baker’s relationship with GOP leaders in Washington just keeps getting stickier. Republican attempts to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law have become something of a recurring nightmare for the Republican Massachusetts governor, who pushed back against earlier efforts, all of which failed. Now Baker, who spent the early part […]

  • Students occupy Barcelona university in support of secession
    by The Associated Press on September 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish media report that several hundred students have spent the night inside a Barcelona university to protest the government’s efforts to stop a referendum over Catalonia’s secession from the country. The protesters have said on social media that pro-independence politicians are expected to give talks at Barcelona University on Saturday. Jordi […]