BEIRUT—Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations. The Free Syrian Army groups wrote to the United States on Sunday about the deal it agreed on with Russia, saying that while they would "cooperate positively" with the ceasefire, they were concerned it would benefit the government.
Shaun Hill is expected to be the starting quarterback over Sam Bradford for the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Vikings players were informed that Hill will get the start, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Bradford, who was acquired for a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-rounder in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, joined the Vikings after Teddy Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his knee Aug.
BODOE, Norway—A nuclear test by North Korea on Friday, if confirmed, would be a serious provocation and a significant threat to stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on Friday. U.S.
NEW YORK—Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she regretted saying "half" of Republican rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," but made no apologies for calling out "prejudice and paranoia" among Trump's campaign and supporters. "Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea.
NEW YORK—Republican Donald Trump appears to have carved out a wider path to the White House as a number of states including Florida and Ohio are no longer considered likely wins for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday. The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under different election scenarios, still shows Clinton would have the best chance of winning the presidency if the Nov. 8 election were held today.
The security company that employed Omar Mateen, the man who in June killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was fined $151,400 for providing inaccurate psychological testing information on forms that allowed employees to carry guns, a state spokeswoman said on Saturday. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services fined GS4 Secure Solutions on Friday after discovering the firm had listed the name of a psychologist who no longer practiced as the screener on Mateen's form and more than 1,500 others over a 10-year period, said Jennifer Meale, a spokeswoman for t
CHICAGO—With prices for U.S. livestock on the decline due to larger cattle and hog herds, meat processors are jumping on the jerky bandwagon. In recent years, dried-meat snacks have gained popularity as Americans embrace diets packed with protein and less sugar and fat. Jerky has overcome its image as a highly salted pseudo-food found at gas stations and convenience stores.
WASHINGTON -- General Motors Co. said Friday it will recall nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide for a software defect that can, in rare instances, prevent air bags from deploying during...
LOS ANGELES—"Star Trek" premiered 50 years ago this week. The original series—created by Gene Roddenberry—ran from 1966 to 1969 before finding a second life in syndication and then on the big screen. "Star Trek" brought some of the most memorable characters on TV: the brash Captain Kirk, the logical Commander Spock, and Lieutenant Uhura, one of the first non-menial African American television roles.
MILWAUKEE—One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of attacking a classmate to please a fictional character named Slenderman is expected on Friday, Sept. 9, to ask a court to change her plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, local media reported. Anissa Weier, along with Morgan Geyser, have been in custody since they were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 stabbing attack in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the stabbing. Weier and Geyser are now 14.