Iraqi forces storm Mosul government complex, hoist flag

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces were fighting their way through a government complex in the heart of western Mosul after storming the buildings in an overnight raid, and were facing fierce counterattacks Tuesday from the Islamic State group.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE and SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

Turkish, US, Russian military chiefs discuss Syria tensions

BEIRUT (AP) — The top generals from Turkey, the United States and Russia met Tuesday to discuss tensions in northern Syria, where mutually suspicious forces allied with the three countries are fighting the Islamic State group.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE and SUZAN FRASER , Associated Press

What if there's no affordable insurance to buy?

Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY and MEGHAN HOYER , The Associated Press

Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear, disbelief

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in his suburban Seattle driveway and told him "go back to your own country."

  • Written by PHUONG LE , Associated Press