Russia urges caution on US plan for safe zones in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Trump administration's expressed interest in setting up safe zones for civilians in Syria was greeted Thursday with caution by Russia and Turkey, who have taken the lead in the latest peace efforts to end the Mideast country's devastating six-year war.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Trump's immigration actions mark sharp shift in US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's wide-ranging executive actions tightening border security— and the prospect of additional measures restricting refugee flows — mark a sharp shift away from Washington's elusive efforts to forge comprehensive immigration legislation.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent

Tanzania: 13 people trapped as mine collapses in remote area

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A police official says a search team is trying to rescue more than a dozen people who are trapped underground after a Chinese-owned gold mine collapsed in a remote part of Tanzania.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Florida man faces life for selling cocaine found at sea

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle fisherman faces life in prison after finding a bale of cocaine in the Gulf of Mexico and setting up a distribution network to sell the drugs.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF