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SANAA, Yemen | Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen— Yemeni officials say street battles are raging in several areas of the contested port city of Hodeida, where a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition is trying to drive out Iran-backed Shiite rebels. They say airstrikes from warplanes and Apache attack helicopters shook residential neighborhoods throughout Sunday, while ground forces clashed around the university in the … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Fighting rages street-to-street in Yemen’s key Hodeida

WASHINGTON | Rabbi cites Jesus in prayer for synagogue victims with Pence

WASHINGTON  — A rabbi invited to pray at a Michigan campaign stop with Vice President Mike Pence referenced “Jesus the Messiah” at the event. Rabbi Loren Jacobs of Messianic congregation Shema Yisrael offered a prayer for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Messianic Jews follow Jewish law but believe that Jesus is the Messiah. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rabbi cites Jesus in prayer for synagogue victims with Pence

NEW YORK | The Latest: Megyn Kelly’s lawyer: ‘next steps’ talks ongoing

NEW YORK — The Latest on the cancellation of Megyn Kelly‘s NBC morning show (all times local): 4 p.m. A lawyer for Megyn Kelly says that she remains an employee of NBC News following the cancellation of her morning show and negotiations about “next steps” are ongoing. Attorney Bryan Freedman did not elaborate on the … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Megyn Kelly’s lawyer: ‘next steps’ talks ongoing

WASHINGTON | The Latest: AP source: Package to Booker found in Florida

WASHINGTON — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:10 a.m. A law enforcement official has confirmed to The Associated Press that the suspicious package addressed to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker was found during an overnight search of the Opa-locka, Florida mail facility that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: AP source: Package to Booker found in Florida

WASHINGTON | The Latest: 2 suspicious packages addressed to Rep. Waters

WASHINGTON— The Latest on explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The FBI is confirming that two additional suspicious packages, addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, have been intercepted that are similar in appearance to five others that were received. The FBI updated its tally … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: 2 suspicious packages addressed to Rep. Waters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan | Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say a senior Taliban commander arrested in 2010 has been released from prison. Two intelligence officials said Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was released after high-level negotiations. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. His release could be related to U.S. … Continue reading PESHAWAR, Pakistan | Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander

WASHINGTON | Trump sends CIA director to Turkey to review Khashoggi case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump dispatched the director of the CIA to Turkey in a quest to get more information about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and weigh a possible U.S. response. Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the Washington Post columnist and critic of the kingdom … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sends CIA director to Turkey to review Khashoggi case

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A U.S. official says CIA Director Gina Haspel is in Turkey to review the case of slain Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The official was not authorized to discuss the trip and spoke only on condition of anonymity. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case