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Trump says he's an 'island of one' on Syria

Trump says he's an 'island of one' on Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is an "island of one" for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.
Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON — Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener.
Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

Scherzer no-hit try into 7th, Nats top Cards, lead NLCS 2-0

ST. LOUIS — Max Scherzer was strength and fire. Aníbal Sánchez was artistry and deception. Two different styles, two absolute gems for the Washington Nationals.
For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

MILAN — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support.

'White Boy Rick' scheduled for early Florida prison release

DETROIT — A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected. The Detroit News reports that Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe Jr. is scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020.

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

NEW YORK — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police.
Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honoured at her public funeral.
Turkish forces say they've captured key Syrian border town

Turkish forces say they've captured key Syrian border town

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mountin

Kenya: Police chief says roadside bomb kills 11 officers

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country's southern border with Somalia.
Simone Biles wins vault to tie worlds medal record

Simone Biles wins vault to tie worlds medal record

STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles won the women's vault competition at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast, but couldn't add another in the uneven bars.