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August 21, 2017 6:26 PM Iraqi forces recapture five villages in Tal Afar

Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces recaptured five villages in Tal Afar from the Islamic State, officials said Monday. Lt.Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, of the Joint Operations Command and the War Media Cel in Tal Afar, said in a statement the army's elite Counter-Terrorism Service freed Tal Rihal, Jabbara, Hussein Idris, al-Mulla and al-Majeed villages, southwest 13

August 21, 2017 4:53 PM Detroit Lions sign tight end Scott Orndoff

Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former University of Pittsburgh tight end Scott Orndoff is now a member of the Detroit Lions. Orndoff, 23, had 897 yards and 13 touchdowns on 58 receptions during his four year college career with the Panthers. The Lions waived/injured defensive tackle Bruce Gaston in a corresponding move. Orndoff originally signed with the Pittsburgh 14

August 21, 2017 4:02 PM Monterrey still No. 1, Club America still No. 2 in Liga MX Power Rankings

Club Tijuana, Morelia, Santos Laguna and Chivas, all of whom took part in last season's Liguilla, are in the bottom four of the Liga MX table. The fact that these teams have yet to find their best form suggests that in Liga MX, fortunes can change rapidly. Not so long ago, Chivas were celebrating their 12th league title and now they find themselves at the bottom 13

August 21, 2017 3:52 PM Songs For The Eclipse: An All-Day Playlist

Last week we asked listeners to tell us what songs they think would provide the best score for viewing today's solar eclipse. We took the most popular tracks, and a bunch of our own, and put them in one big playlist you can hear all day today on the All Songs Considered 24/7 music channel. Listen along with us as we watch day turn to night (or partial 12

August 21, 2017 3:08 PM 'Bachelor in Paradise' alum Carly Waddell expecting baby girl

The television personality announced her pregnancy earlier this month. Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Bachelor in Paradise alum Carly Waddell is going to have a baby girl. The 31-year-old television personality announced her unborn baby's sex in an Instagram post Saturday after confirming she's pregnant with her first child with husband and Season 3 co-star Evan Bass. "This 12

August 21, 2017 2:22 PM In the Path of the Total Eclipse? Here’s Where and When to See It

On Monday, a total solar eclipse will be viewable in the United States, from coast to coast. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that blocks the sun's light. The last total eclipse of the sun that could be seen across the United States occurred 38 years ago, on February 26, 1979. This exciting 13

August 21, 2017 11:24 AM Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

BAGHDAD – The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman, told The Associated Press on Monday that Iraqi forces have retaken some 250 square kilometers (95 sq. miles) from the extremist group. The operation 14

August 21, 2017 10:35 AM U.S. halts non-immigrant visas in Russia as diplomatic standoff deepens

MOSCOW — The United States Embassy in Moscow announced Monday it would temporarily stop issuing all non-immigrant visas in Russia and then severely curtail visa operations as it slashes its staff to comply with the latest salvo in Washington’s diplomatic standoff with Moscow. Officially, Moscow’s demand that the U.S. Mission to Russia cut its staff from around 21

August 21, 2017 9:42 AM Liberty University graduates return diplomas because of support for Trump by Jerry Falwell Jr

Since the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. For some students and alumni of the evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty’s perceived alignment with the president has been a source of “shame and anger,” a group of graduates wrote last week. Last week, many reached 22

August 21, 2017 8:54 AM Erdogan says Turkey and Iran discussing joint action against Kurdish militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have discussed possible joint military action against Kurdish militant groups, after talks in Ankara last week between the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Speaking to reporters before departing on an official visit to Jordan, Erdogan also said a more effective 23