Kerry says US not abandoning peace efforts in Syria

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States won't abandon its pursuit of peace in Syria after suspending direct U.S.-Russian talks on a cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, even as he announced no new strategy to replace diplomatic efforts with Russia.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Syrian pro-government forces press attack on city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed their assault Tuesday on the eastern, rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, opposition activists said, while state media reported that rebel shelling of government-controlled part of the city left six dead, including two students killed at a university campus.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Trump angers with suggestion that vets with PTSD are weak

HERNDON, Virginia (AP) — Donald Trump is drawing scorn from veterans' groups after he suggested that soldiers who suffer from mental health issues might not be as strong as those who don't.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in vulnerable Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida.

  • Written by DAVID MCFADDEN, Associated Press