Iraqis flee western Mosul; UN warns of more displacement

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to flee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city's southwestern edge.

 

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE , Associated Press

Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nations and philanthropists pledged close to$200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion.

 

  • Written by RAF CASERT , Associated Press

Nissan faces safety fine in Mississippi as union rally looms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. more than $21,000, saying the company's Mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in July.

  • Written by JEFF AMY , Associated Press