updated: 10/22/2016 3:54 a.m.
Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:49 a.m.
The European Union said it was too soon to consider imposing sanctions on Russia for the bombing of rebel-held areas of Syria, while maintaining the threat of action if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't back down.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:48 a.m.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with the U.S.
posted: 10/22/2016 3:46 a.m.
JSouth Africa on Friday reversed its early support for the International Criminal Court and said it will withdraw from it, raising concerns of a possible African exodus that would undermine a human-rights tribunal accused by some leaders of unfairly targeting the continent.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:41 a.m.
Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."
updated: 10/22/2016 3:38 a.m.
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by four former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison who say they were tortured by civilian military contractors.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:36 a.m.
A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.
posted: 10/22/2016 3:30 a.m.
A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:29 a.m.
A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave besieged parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn't materialize by Friday evening because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:27 a.m.
There "is an agreement in principle" for Turkey to play a role in the battle to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State extremist group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday, expressing optimism that friction between the Turks and Iraqis can be worked out.
updated: 10/22/2016 3:25 a.m.
Hopes have dimmed for Haitians combing the countryside for missing relatives roughly 2½ weeks since Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters and debris over parts of the country.
posted: 10/22/2016 3:19 a.m.
Images indicate Mars probe crashed
posted: 10/22/2016 1 a.m.
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power failures Friday afternoon but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
posted: 10/21/2016 11:30 a.m.
BEIRUT — Turkey's prime minister has rebuffed criticism of operations against Syrian Kurdish fighters and says they will continue.
updated: 10/21/2016 1:53 p.m.
KIRKUK, Iraq — Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown.