Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander — the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

GOP adds measure to aid Mattis' confirmation to stopgap bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a stopgap spending bill that would also expedite the likely confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary next year.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Georgia executes ninth inmate this year, most in US

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year — more than any other state.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press