Turkey ramps up fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Philippine president announces separation from US

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

Want a self-driving car? California considers public use

California regulators asked the public Wednesday to critique proposed regulations that would — eventually — allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals on public roads.

  • Written by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press