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  Trump: Turkey-Syria-Kurds face-off isn’t America’s fight

Trump downplayed the crisis that followed his decision to pull out of Syria, which critics say amounted to giving Turkey a green light to invade Syria's northeast, where it has been attacking Kurdish fighters whom Turkey views as terrorists.

British family decries being ‘treated like criminals’ after US border crossing

Self-driving scooters are coming to city sidewalks

  Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family for nearly a decade

Pedestrian finds baby alive in bag along Indiana roadway

US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

  Girl, 12, hit by police car during chase in St. Louis

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  ‘I’ve been trapped in a loveless marriage’: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant jokingly trashes his family

Banned toxic chemicals linger in schools nationwide; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

  Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay down arms, vacate border

  Mom loses her leg after pregnancy problems go unnoticed in Ga.

  House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe

  Nationals sweep Cardinals; DC in World Series for 1st time since ’33

  School suspends teens for rape-awareness note, calls it bullying

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a motion to stop 15-year-old Aela Mansmann's suspension. The ACLU's filing states that she has taken a "public stance as an ally for victims and survivors of sexual violence."

  Waitress fired after refusing to serve Wis. patrons who disparaged trans woman

The bar and grill's co-owner says they are there to serve customers, regardless of what people talk about.

  Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

The three leading candidates face the most intense spotlight that could expose glaring liabilities in their quest for the White House.

  AP FACT CHECK: Dems debate on guns, Syria, health care

Here's a look at how some of their claims from Westerville, Ohio, stack up with the facts:

  Fort Worth police chief: ‘Absolutely no excuse’ for officer fatally shooting woman

Climate change raises risk of more Ebola outbreaks, study finds

Yahoo could owe you up to $358 for data breach

NASA unveils new spacesuit for Mars, moon missions

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

  Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

A brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand.

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

Puerto Rico's governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island's north.

Man believes roommate is vampire, attacks him with metal rod, police say

A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowledged being a vampire.

Florida man raped 10-year-old he met on Snapchat, deputies say

A 22-year-old Florida man is accused of driving across county lines to pick up a 10-year-old girl he met on Snapchat to have sex with.

  Nursing home staff encouraged, filmed fight between dementia patients, NC police say

Three former workers at a North Carolina assisted living facility are accused of encouraging residents to fight each other, and of recording the fight.

  Rage yoga lets participants yell, cuss and point their middle fingers

The instructor called it "yoga with an attitude."

Deputies ask Florida man to quit calling about his stolen marijuana

A deputy for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted a Twitter response to the man's calls Saturday night: Stop calling.

  GRAPHIC: Man cuts through leg with chainsaw; dog saves his life

He began yelling for help and his 1-year-old pup ran to the rescue.

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

A Michigan judge is blocking the state's two-week-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

  Group of people gets dangerously close to bear in the Smokies

A passerby caught the encounter on camera.

  Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Now in its seventh day, Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters has caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, has upended alliances and is re-drawing the map of northern Syria for yet another time in the 8-year-old war.

  Panera worker fired for revealing secret of mac and cheese

Some compared it to "glorified hospital food" or even military MREs - meals ready to eat.

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

A federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman last month to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year's probation.

Appeal filed for ‘Making a Murderer’ figure Steven Avery

The case became an international cause celebre after the release of Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."

  Country artist dedicates concert to girl battling cancer

Texas musician Aaron Watson played his heart out for a 6-year-old with terminal brain cancer.

  Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's political career. The former vice president is a front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-Fi system is getting the AI features for the first time.

  Boy’s pacemaker fails and his heart stops, SRO and nurse bring him back

The resource officer and nurse are credited with saving his life.

Underage man carried fake McLovin ID in bar, police say

Police say an underage man was in a bar while carrying a fake driver's license featuring the likeness of a movie character.

  Exhausted dog rescued after lying down, refusing to move on Utah trail

The rescue team carried the 190-pound mastiff back down the trail on a stretcher.

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

More than 200 rivers overflowed as a result of Hagibis, leaving thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power.

  Calif. man drives to police station with body, admits to 4 murders

Police took the suspect into custody. It’s believed he and the victims knew each other.

  GRAPHIC: Hit-and-run driver plows into 4 kids in Massachusetts

The four children, ages 12 and 13, sustained no more than minor injuries in the crash.

  HOA complained about his pumpkin man’s mooning, so he censored it

An Atlanta-area resident put up a sign censoring his own Halloween decoration because some of his neighbors said it goes too far.

Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled due to possible metal shavings

An Ohio company is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef used for taco and burrito filling at Taco Bell locations nationwide that may contain metal shavings.

  AMBER Alert remains active as search for 3-year-old girl kidnapped in Birmingham, Ala. continues

A person of interest is in custody while Birmingham police continue searching for a 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped Saturday night.

  Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms).

Security guard handcuffs himself because he was bored

A security guard told police he became so bored during his overnight shift, he handcuffed himself without realizing he left his keys at home.

Target workers say hours were cut after wages raised, leaving them struggling

Two years ago, Target announced it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, but some store workers say the wage increases are not helping because their schedules have been cut.

Study links ‘silent miscarriages’ to pollution exposure

There could be a significant link between pollution and miscarriages.

Burglary suspect told cops they’d never find him; Then they looked in his attic

Jason San Miguel told police they'd never find him, but they did just that the next morning after looking in his attic, police said.

  Mom reunites with child she thought was dead

The baby she was told had died at birth is now an adult and wants to get to know her.

  Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

A white former Fort Worth police officer has been booked in jail on a murder charge for the shooting of a black woman through a window in her home.

  Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

The Turks began attacks in Syria against the Kurds, longtime U.S. battlefield allies against ISIS, after President Donald Trump declared U.S. troops would stay out of the fight.

  Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty of murder

Robert Olsen had been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement in connection to the 2015 killing.

  Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill wouldn't comment as she arrived on Capitol Hill, but her attorney said she had received a congressional subpoena and would "comply and answer questions" from lawmakers. She resigned from the White House National Security Council over the summer.

  Make-A-Wish sends 30 kids and their families to Florida

Thirty kids from across the nation are visiting Florida this weekend all thanks to American Airlines and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  Viral beer money sign helps college football fan raise $3 million for Iowa children’s hospital

King became the man who held up a beer sign and traded it in for a check for $3 million.

  Pregnant mom says mall security tackled her following brawl incident

She said security tackled her and put her pregnancy at risk.

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

President Donald Trump signed an executive order in July requiring the U.S. Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, to compile citizenship information through state and federal administrative records.

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

After several strange clues, a Michigan father questions whether his water filters are authentic. Experts say counterfeit filters are a growing problem in the United States.

Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus

From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus Day remains in place.

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

The typhoon left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

NY Times: Violent meme showing Trump shooting media, political opponents shown at Trump resort

In the video, Trump's critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners fleeing his gruesome rampage. The fake Trump strikes the late Sen. John McCain in the neck, hits and stabs TV personality Rosie O'Donnell in the face and lights Sen. Bernie Sanders' head on fire.

  Students claim bias after Pa. high school allows pro-life cupcakes, allegedly prevents LGBT club

The ACLU says the student-led, pro-life group has the right to make an anti-abortion statement, but the school must extend the same right to all clubs.

  Siblings couldn’t find dying father when Mich. hospital listed him as ‘John Doe’

The 66-year-old's children say hospital officials told them their father had not been admitted, even though police and ambulance services said otherwise.

  Girl, 10, dies after being flung from N.J. festival ride

The company that operates rides at the festival said it is fully cooperating in the police investigation.

  Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central and northern Japan with torrents of rain and powerful gusts of wind.

Plane propeller severs Florida woman’s arm, deputies say

Paramedics airlifted her to a hospital in Miami where her condition remains unknown.

Officials update Hard Rock collapse; still in rescue mode with full investigation to come

One person remains unaccounted for

  Florida police: No active mall shooter, 1 with gunshot wound

Police say a person with a gunshot wound has been located but there's no active shooter at a Boca Raton mall that had been placed on a lockdown after reports of shots fired.

  ‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man."

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

Hunter Biden, the 49-year-old son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, revealed his plan in an internet post written by his attorney who outlined a defense of the younger Biden's work in Ukraine and China.

  Officer kills woman inside her Texas home after welfare call; family seeks answers

The officer was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships.

  Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls back

American forces no longer control ground communications with the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with.

  Polite burglar takes off his shoes, locks up as he leaves

Once the burglar got inside, he did what the homeowners usually do and took off his shoes.

  Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Behind the scenes, many of Trump's closest aides and advisers quietly wish the president would cut ties with Giuliani.