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WASHINGTON | Trump loses US envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan

WASHINGTON — Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security figures. McGurk described Trump’s decision as a “shock.” Only 11 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump loses US envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan

MOBILE, Ala | Smith leads Troy past Buffalo 42-32 in Dollar General Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — Troy’s offense limped through November with a handful of injuries, and a subpar game against Appalachian State in the regular-season finale cost the Trojans a shot at winning the Sun Belt Conference title. After a few weeks of rest, the Trojans were healthy for the Dollar General Bowl. It made all the … Continue reading MOBILE, Ala | Smith leads Troy past Buffalo 42-32 in Dollar General Bowl

WASHINGTON | Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON — It looks like Christmas will be over and done with before the federal government will have a chance to get fully back to business. Even a temporary measure to end a partial shutdown seems out of reach until the Senate returns for a full session Thursday. President Donald Trump wants money for a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON | Trump loses his envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks ago, the U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State group said it would be “reckless” to consider the organization defeated and unwise to pull U.S. troops out of the fight. But after that, President Donald Trump declared victory and said the troops are coming back. That has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump loses his envoy to anti-IS coalition over Syria plan

SALT LAKE CITY | George has 43 and 14 as Thunder hold off Jazz, 107-106

SALT LAKE CITY— Paul George had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off the Utah Jazz for a 107-106 victory Saturday night. Jerami Grant and Steven Adams each scored 15 as the Thunder (21-10) won their fourth straight game and tied Denver for the best record in the Western … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | George has 43 and 14 as Thunder hold off Jazz, 107-106

JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Australia, NZ say no word on tsunami victims

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on a tsunami that hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Australia and New Zealand say they have no information their citizens were among victims of a tsunami that killed at least 62 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Australia, NZ say no word on tsunami victims

BUFFALO, N.Y | Longtime Sabres announcer taken from press box on stretcher

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher Saturday night during the third period of Buffalo’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. The team did not provide an immediate update on his condition following a 3-0 victory, but one was expected. WGR radio, the Sabres’ flagship station, … Continue reading BUFFALO, N.Y | Longtime Sabres announcer taken from press box on stretcher