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January 16, 2018 1:31 PM Free e-books offer samplers of 'Buzz'; books for 2018

Free e-books offer samplers of 'Buzz'; books for 2018 New fiction from Allison Pearson and Chris Offutt and a memoir by Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist Meredith Goldstein are among the upcoming works excerpted in a pair of free e-books. The industry newsletter Publishers Lunch told The Associated Press that "Buzz Books 2018: Spring/Summer" and "Buzz 50

January 15, 2018 9:08 AM US coalition: 230 cadets recruited for Syria border force

BEIRUT – The U.S-led coalition in Syria says it has recruited 230 new cadets for a border security force it's establishing together with the Syrian Kurdish-led opposition fighters to secure areas recently liberated from Islamic State militants. The force will be tasked with securing Syria's northern border with Turkey and the eastern border with Iraq. The coalition 53

January 15, 2018 4:51 AM Sen. Jeff Flake to compare President Trump to Stalin in speech ahead of 'Fake News Awards'

President Trump will be the target of Sen. Jeff Flake's speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. A Republican senator is slated to compare President Trump to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for waging a propaganda war against journalists. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic from Arizona, will deliver a floor speech Wednesday to shame the White House 59

January 15, 2018 12:30 AM Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard

The boat carrying 50 passengers caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. (Pasco County Sheriff's Office) A casino boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, with 50 passengers on board -- and more than a dozen were rushed to the hospital, according to reports. Authorities responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m. after 124

January 14, 2018 10:45 PM Jacksonville Jaguars stun Steelers, earn trip to AFC title game

Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles accounted for 239 all-purpose yards in the Jaguars upset win. (AP Photo/Don Wright) PITTSBURGH – The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. Rookie running back Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns, Blake Bortles added 214 yards passing 66

January 14, 2018 5:50 PM Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave aims to "purge terror" from his country's southern border. Afrin is controlled by a Syrian Kurdish 86

January 13, 2018 11:18 PM Instant Heart Rate+ HR Monitor

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January 13, 2018 3:39 PM Pakistan: Khan says meeting Trump would be 'bitter pill'

ISLAMABAD – Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan says meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him." In a press briefing Saturday, Khan, who has an international reputation as a ladies man and at home is seen more as a religious 55

January 13, 2018 9:15 AM Indian helicopter missing with 7 on board

NEW DELHI – India's navy says it is searching for a helicopter missing over the Arabian sea that had taken off from a Mumbai airfield with two pilots and five employees of a state-owned oil company on board. Navy spokesman Capt. D. Sharma says a plane and some ships have been deployed to search for the missing helicopter, which was taking workers from the Oil and Natural 46

January 12, 2018 11:29 PM UN experts: Iran weapons to Yemen rebels violated embargo

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. experts say Iran violated a U.N. arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in Yemen in a report that also criticizes the rebels and Saudi-led coalition for attacks on civilians. According to excerpts from the report obtained Friday by The Associated Press and diplomats, the 79-page report 51