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Turkey sees high stakes in Iraqi Kurds' independence vote

ANKARA, Turkey –  Turkey is strongly opposed to the referendum Iraqi Kurds are holding on whether their semi-autonomous region should seek independence from Baghdad. The Turkish government has threatened economic and military action. Here&


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Pittsburgh Steelers' player Alejandro Villanueva is a hero among cowards

Alejandro Villanueva is an American hero.    He's a West Point graduate -- a former Army Ranger -- served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star medal for valor and the Bronze Star medal for ove


Tennessee church shooter admits to crime as bizarre Facebook posts surface

A Sudanese immigrant admitted to being the triggerman who killed one parishioner and seriously injured seven others Sunday at a Nashville-area church, according to a police affidavit ahead of his first court appearance.   Emanuel Kidega Sa


The Latest: Trump revised travel ban angers Venezuela

WASHINGTON –  The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):   11:20 a.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh) says the Trump administration's decision to incl


'Sunday Night Football' ratings down amid national anthem protests

The ongoing political protests surrounding some players' decision to take a knee during the national anthem didn't help the NFL's "Sunday Night Football" ratings.   Viewership for the primetime game between the Washin


Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison in teen sexting case

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, facing the most severe penalty yet in connection with the sexting scandal that drove the New York Democrat out of Congress, ruined his marriage and became a late i


Former 'world's heaviest woman' dies after weight-loss surgery

An Egyptian woman who once held the title of “world’s heaviest woman” died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, her doctors said. Eman Abdul Atti, who at one point reportedly weighed over 1,100 pounds, was 37.  


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