A bipartisan Senate bill would halt U.S. military assistance to NATO ally Turkey and clamp sanctions on the U.S. assets of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan because of his country's invasion Wednesday of northern Syria.
The measure effectively rebukes President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops from the region. Soon after their withdrawal, Erdogan commenced air and ground assaults on Syrian Kurdish fighters who've been helping the U.S. battle Islamic State extremists there, which numerous lawmakers and others had warned would happen.
The measure would also impose sanctions on foreign military sales to Turkey, an outline of the legislation said. It would take effect immediately, and its restrictions would be lifted only when the Trump administration certifies that Turkey has ceased its operations and withdrawn its forces from the region.
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The Scholarie district attorney released a bombshell letter this week that could shift the blame for last year's deadly limousine crash in upstate New York.
The district attorney sent defense attorneys a letter that says a former Mavis Discount Tire employee admitted staff at the Saratoga Springs store falsified records.
The crash last October killed 20 people when a stretch limousine blew through an intersection at the bottom of a long hill and barreled into an earthen embankment.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer.
The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost of mammogram screening for women in 2015 through his nonprofit organization, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation.
Since then, the foundation has covered the cost of over 500 mammograms at hospitals located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
A hotel clerk was able to take a gun from a man attempting a robbery in Paducah, Kentucky.
Barry Henry, 14, was dropping off documents at a FedEx for his grandmother when he pulled out a piece of gum and tossed the wrapper to the ground. That sparked a racist tirade from a nearby stranger, who...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday tamped down speculation that he would slow his presidential campaign after he suffered a heart attack last week, saying he plans to compete as vigorously as ever for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
The Vermont independent told NBC in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday night on "Nightly News" and Thursday on the "Today" show that his health scare has only strengthened his resolve, despite telling reporters a day earlier he planned to curtail his normally packed schedule.
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Power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went out early Wednesday, affecting millions of people in California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said a forecast of extreme wind and dry weather has created fire danger of unprecedented scope, prompting it to initiate the largest preventive outage in state history to reduce the risk of wildfires sparked by faulty power lines, although critics noted Wednesday that the winds had not materialized.
A sophomore at Maine's Cape Elizabeth High School was suspended for bullying after she left sticky notes in two girls bathrooms reading, "There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.&rdquo...
A Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested Wednesday after federal prosecutors say he leaked classified information to his journalist girlfriend and a second journalist.
Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested when he showed up to work Wednesday morning. He worked as a counterterrorism analyst in Reston, court documents say.
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Women are sharing their stories on social media of pregnancy discrimination in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who came under attack from conservative outlets this week over her claim that she was fired for being pregnant, NBC News reported.
"[I]f you don't understand what this furor over the Elizabeth Warren pregnancy firing story is about, ask pretty much any woman in your life over 35," culture writer Anne Helen Petersen wrote on Twitter, prompting some to respond with their personal experiences.
A flurry of blogs and online outlets also came to Warren’s defense, posting stories such as "Elizabeth Warren's critics forgot: Pregnancy lasts for nine months," "If You Think Elizabeth Warren Is Lying, You’ve Never Been a Woman in the Workplace," and "Elizabeth Warren’s Pregnancy Story Is All Too Common. We Know Because We Live It."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has not endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary, shared on Twitter that she was asked just this year if a job offer could be rescinded if a person was pregnant. (It has been illegal to do so for more than 40 years.)
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A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Bromage told news outlets Monday that the family was walking along Fripp Island when they spotted the trash bag-wrapped package floating in the water. They dragged it onto the beach and lugged it to their rental in a golf cart, later slicing it open to discover bricks of white powder. At that point, they figured they'd better call police.
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FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study found.
The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and that could keep many of the people who most need buyouts from getting them, according to the study Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
As climate change increases flood risks, there will be greater need to move people and property out of danger, turning the land to open space, lead researcher Katharine Mach of the University of Miami said during a press teleconference Tuesday.
Willie Veasy, behind bars for 27 years for a 1992 murder in North Philadelphia, has been ordered free and his conviction vacated.
A judge ruled Wednesday morning that Veasy, now 53, be released immediately following years of appeals. Many of his family members watched in Judge Leon Tucker's courtroom as his freedom was granted shortly before 11 a.m.
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Three of four children have been released from the hospital a week after authorities say their 36-year-old mother tried to kill them by crashing into a palm tree in north Florida.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports Calicia L. Williams and her 13-year-old daughter remain at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Ocala police said Williams will be taken to jail once she's released, to face four attempted murder charges in the Oct. 2 crash.