The Latest: EU official: No coalition with Russia in Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:
Some in military suspended for deadly Afghan hospital attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action that could include criminal charges, military officials said Wednesday.
Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) — In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.
Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State
KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia (AP) — Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints.
Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place
BRUSSELS (AP) — When Annelaure Leger dropped off her two children at school on Wednesday, it was like nearly every other day — except for the machine gun-toting policeman.
AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.
Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip.
From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison overa book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
The Latest: Chicago activists call for Black Friday protest
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.
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