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US troops in Syria are going to Iraq They are not coming home as Trump claims

The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — 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 and the American military will continue operations against the ...

Where you die affects chances of success as organ donor

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man ...

Air Force hammers UH 56-26

The Associated Press HONOLULU — It’s likely that Mike Schmidt won’t soon forget his first trip to Hawaii. Air Force’s backup quarterback came off the bench to account for four touchdowns and the Falcons beat the University of Hawaii football 56-26 on Saturday night at Aloha ...

Elliott, Cowboys power past Eagles, to top of NFC East

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott powered into the Philadelphia secondary and simply ran over safety Malcolm Jenkins. The apparent 14-yard touchdown run by the star Dallas running back was overturned on review because his knee was down at the 1 — but the message ...

Ramsey helps Rams end three-game skid

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Jalen Ramsey’s entrance boosted the Los Angeles Rams’ hopes they can return to the postseason. Matt Ryan’s exit with an ankle injury provided a painful reminder the Atlanta Falcons have little hope remaining to avoid another losing season. Jared Goff ...

Tide top Vols after Tagovailoa injury

The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball. The top-ranked Crimson Tide turned to the defense and tailback Najee Harris once the high-flying passing game ...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world’s oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, ...

Yankees get to Verlander in first inning, hang on to extend ALCS

NEW YORK — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away. Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch. No worries. Boom! DJ LeMahieu ...

White House: Aid to Ukraine held up in part for election probe

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation ...

President hails Syrian cease-fire agreement

Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey — President Donald Trump framed the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal with Turkey as “a great day for civilization” but its effect was largely to mitigate a foreign policy crisis widely seen to be of his own making. After hours of negotiation in Ankara, the ...

Springer, Correa power Astros to 3-1 lead in ALCS

The Associated Press NEW YORK — They have the pitching, and they don’t need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. “It’s Justin Verlander,” reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and Carlos Correa ...

In his unconscionable betrayal of the Kurds, Trump was winging it — again

In one sense, the Syria debacle is a singular moment in the Trump presidency, and arguably in American history. I can’t think of another momentous decision by a commander in chief that was instantly recognizable as a disaster for which the president was entirely to blame. Even if you think ...

Men’s and women’s brains are different

The media keep telling us: There’s no difference between male and female brains. I don’t believe it. Many of you must be skeptical, too. Seventeen million people watched my old ABC show on sex differences, almost as many as watched “Game of Thrones.” Nonetheless, people now fill ...

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top ...

Convicted ex-police chief files for divorce

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii’s biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in ...

Yanks’ bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

The Associated Press NEW YORK — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees’ vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS ...

Maddon returns to Angels as manager, inks three-year deal

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels’ manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first ...

Debate rivals poke Warren as she joins top tier

The Associated Press Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of “Medicare for All” and her signature “wealth tax” plan in an attempt to derail her ...

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

The Associated Press CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing ...