Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad


IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurds cast ballots on Monday in their autonomous region and in a wide sweep of captured territories on whether to seek independence from Baghdad, a historic vote that has also raised tensions and fears of instability.

  • Written by By SUSANNAH GEORGE and BALINT SZLANKO , Associated Press

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea


WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS and MATTHEW PENNINGTON , Associated Press

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case


NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency.

  • Written by By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white high school in Little Rock 60 years ago.

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  • Written by By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

AP Was There: Mob protests Little Rock Central desegregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial progress, but their bravery made many whites dig their heels in further to maintain segregated schools.

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  • Written by By RELMAN MORIN, Associated Press