APNewsBreak: DoD launches aggressive cyberwar against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has launched a newly aggressive campaign of cyberattacks against Islamic State militants, targeting the group's abilities to use social media and the Internet to recruit fighters and inspire followers, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Debate brawl: Rubio and Cruz go hard after Trump


HOUSTON (AP) — Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night's Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner's position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

South Carolina deputy shot, wounded; suspect found dead

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded early Friday and the suspect was later found dead after barricading himself into a home, authorities said.


China rules out weakening yuan to boost trade

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's central bank chief promised Friday to avoid weakening its yuan to boost sagging exports as he tried to reassure nervous financial markets about his government's handling of its economy and currency at the start of a closely watched gathering of global finance officials.

  • Written by PAUL TRAYNOR, The Associated Press