Russia says truce in Syria's Aleppo extended for 3 days

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A fragile cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended for 72 hours, Russia said, as the Islamic State group battled other militant factions near the city on Saturday.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Egypt court recommends death for 2 Al-Jazeera employees

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.


Filipino mayor draws huge crowd in show of force before vote

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The outspoken city mayor who is the front-runner in the Philippine presidential race drew the largest crowd Saturday as the candidates held their final rallies, despite efforts by the president to block his election bid over fears he could threaten the country's democracy.

  • Written by TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.

  • Written by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press