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A U.S. military convoy arrives near Dahuk, Iraqi, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. (AP Photo)
Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deploymentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a status check on his case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. As his death penalty trial draws closer, a hearing is set for school shooting defendant Cruz in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people. The hearing Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, likely concerns the setting of timelines leading up to the planned January trial of the 21-year-old Cruz. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
As trial nears, hearing set in Florida school shooting caseAs his death penalty trial draws closer, a hearing is set for Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people.
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. An appeal panel is poised to hear Trump's lawyers argue that New York state investigators should not be permitted to see his tax returns. The arguments before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are set for Wednesday, Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Appeals court set to hear arguments over Trump's tax returnsA federal appeal panel is poised to hear President Donald Trump's lawyers argue that New York state investigators should not be permitted to see his tax returns
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
This combination of Oct. 9, 2019, photos provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office shows booking photos of Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman. The two business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case. Parnas and Fruman were to be arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 23, on charges they conspired to make illegal contributions to political committees supporting President Donald Trump and other Republicans. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Giuliani associates due in court in campaign finance caseTwo business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
California braces for possible round 2 of outagesPacific Gas & Electric will decide Wednesday whether to black out some half-million customers as dangerous fire weather returns to California
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Many faith leaders, activists and politicians in Baltimore have one thing in common: They were mentored by Cummings. Cummings, who died Thursday at 68, inspired and advised others, sharing his political wisdom. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Farewells to US Rep. Elijah Cummings to begin in BaltimoreConstituents, friends and others are set to gather at a historically black college in Baltimore to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first of a series of planned services
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
FILE - In a Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, guests at the Yellowstone Club relax and enjoy a complimentary breakfast bar in the Warren Miller Lodge near Big Sky, Mont. Five former workers are suing the club and a hospitality staffing agency alleging they and more than 100 other workers recruited from Jamaica were discriminated against and paid less than non-Jamaican workers doing the same job. The club and the employees declined to comment ahead of Wednesday's mediation session in Missoula. The exclusive ski resort counts Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake and Tom Brady as members. (Mike Greener/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
Jamaican citizens sue Yellowstone Club over wagesFive Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a ski resort for the ultra-rich just are suing the Yellowstone Club and a hospitality staffing agency alleging they were paid less than other Yellowstone Club employees doing the same work
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1955, file photo, mourners pass Emmett Till's casket in Chicago. Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was kidnapped, tortured and lynched for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi by a white mob. Facing an impeachment inquiry that he and supporters claim is illegal, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, that the process is a lynching. Some Republicans agree, but the relatives of actual lynching victims don’t. (AP Photo/File)
Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victimsPresident Donald Trump's claim that the impeachment inquiry is a lynching struck a painful chord for black people whose relatives died in racist lynchings
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office crime scene investigator David Chernosky prepares to test fire a handgun in Richmond, Texas, seized during a drug arrest so that another investigator can take the bullet casings and scan images of the casings and then upload them to a federal ballistics database. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
Ballistics database helps bring Houston gang war into focusA gang war that authorities say has claimed more than 60 lives in the last six years in Houston came into focus for officials due to a federal ballistics database that helped link seemingly unconnected killings
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
New 9/11 exhibit stages hunt for Osama bin LadenDeclassified U.S. government documents and artifacts will be featured in a new exhibit on the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden at the site of the New York terrorist attack
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a portrait after talking about trying to get back the job he lost in 2016 as he announces his 2020 campaign for Maricopa County Sheriff in Fountain Hills, Ariz. An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Arpaio's bid to erase his now-pardoned contempt of court conviction from his record. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Arpaio pushes to erase conviction pardoned by TrumpThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments Wednesday in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to erase his now-pardoned contempt of court conviction from his record
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, on the fifth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after visiting Chicago Public Schools students at a contingency site, James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chicago. Lightfoot is expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with an $838 million budget deficit when she delivers her budget address to the City Council. Lightfoot's speech set for Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, comes on the fifth day of canceled classes during a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
Chicago mayor set to unveil budget, plan for huge deficitChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with an $838 million budget deficit when she delivers her budget address to the City Council
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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