Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press

Orlando gunman's widow due in court for talks on transfer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, say prosecutors who will be in a California court Wednesday to discuss transferring her to Florida.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER and PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press

Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.

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  • Written by BILL BARROW , Associated Press