South Syria truce to allay Jordan, Israel fears about Iran


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran plans to set up a disruptive long-term presence there.

  • Written by By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Foreign experts see Chinese Nobel laureate; prognosis grim


BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said.

  • Written by By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

US giving $638M aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.


Finder of potential game-changing Earhart pix tells story

NEW YORK (AP) — The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didn't initially capture the significance of the image until years later.

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  • Written by By RANDY HERSCHAFT and MARK KENNEDY , Associated Press