Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace


MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as the Islamic State group is nearing its defeat, while disparate Syrian opposition groups met in Saudi Arabia in a bid to form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SARAH EL DEEB , Associated Press

FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation.


Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found.

  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

US first loosened limits on lion trophies, then elephants

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press