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January 12, 2019 5:00 PM Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a “good outcome” could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups, after speaking to the Turkish foreign minister. “We recognize the Turkish people’s right to defend their country from terrorists, but we also know that those ... who are not terrorists 117

January 11, 2019 9:28 AM Car bomb blast kills at least one in Iraqi border town of al-Qaim: military statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen the Iraqi town of al-Qaim on the Syrian border on Friday, a statement from Iraq’s military said. The military said one person was killed, and 16 people were injured. A local senior police source put the number killed at three, with 23 injured. The military and the police 104

January 10, 2019 11:53 AM Pompeo seeks to reassure Washington's allies despite Syria exit

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday sought to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to the Middle East despite President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw forces from Syria. Pompeo, who flew to Egypt late on Wednesday on the third stop in a regional tour, was due to deliver a speech in Cairo outlining Washington’s 106

January 9, 2019 10:07 AM U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker’s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo’s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about 111

January 6, 2019 7:49 PM Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide

Police officers investigate a shooting incident with multiple fatalities at the Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. A brawl between two large groups at the popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire early Saturday according to witnesses. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) TORRANCE, Calif. – Police 98

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 93

January 1, 2019 4:39 PM Florida deputies rescue near-drowning woman after crash into muddy ditch

Hillsborough County deputies in Florida rescued a woman who called 911 after flipping her car into "water and muck" off I-4 in Tampa. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ) Florida deputies have reported saving a woman from nearly drowning in a muddy ditch in an early morning, fog-shrouded New Year’s Day rescue. “Around 3:50 this morning we got a call from a woman 87

December 30, 2018 12:56 PM Eagle lands on Notre Dame fans before start of Cotton Bowl

A bald eagle's planned flyover as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played before the start of the Cotton Bowl on Saturday ended up going off-track when the majestic bird landed on some fans instead. The eagle, named Clark, was supposed to fly in circles around AT&T Stadium ahead of the semi-final playoff football game between Clemson and Notre Dame in Arlington 126

December 30, 2018 2:28 AM Bowl roundup: Clemson routs Notre Dame to reach CFP title game

Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 2 Clemson rolled to a 30-3 win over No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday evening in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas. Clemson (14-0) advanced to the Jan. 7 national title game, where it will meet the winner of No. 1 Alabama 110

December 30, 2018 1:25 AM Clemson defeats Notre Dame, 30-3, in NCAA Cotton Bowl

Clemson celebrates their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter) When Clemson's Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in September, this is what the Tigers' coach had in mind. Lawrence 98