UN announces agreement on 72-hour Yemen cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire which is to take effect shortly before midnight Wednesday, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen announced Monday.

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Judge drops charge against 'Democracy Now' reporter

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — "Democracy Now!" reporter Amy Goodman won't face a riot charge stemming from her coverage of a protest against construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota, with a judge saying Monday that there was no cause for it.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press