Iraqi advance on Mosul slows after day of fighting

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish commanders said Tuesday they paused their advance on Mosul, a day after the start of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city, which is expected to take weeks, if not months.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Donald Trump tape airs

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

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.


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