Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Senate Democrats refuse to back Obama on Sept. 11 bill veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Probe: Malaysian jet downed by missile launcher from Russia

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

  • Written by JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press


ATLANTA (AP) — THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press