Maryland girl, 15, pepper sprayed, charged after bike crash

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl and charged her as a juvenile with assault and disorderly conduct after her bicycle hit a car, prompting disagreement Wednesday about whether the officers acted properly.

  • Written by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

Remote Alaska port clinic goes modern with telemedicine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only clinic in one of the nation's busiest commercial fishing ports is so remote that even conventional telemedicine for emergencies has been impossible for its limited staff — until this week.

  • Written by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press

US, Russia take Syria battle to new heights

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Russia are taking their differences over the conflict in Syria to new heights, after trading ferocious allegations of duplicity and malfeasance at the United Nations Security Council.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Assad blames US for Syria truce collapse

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad rejected U.S. accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the U.S. for the collapse of a cease-fire many had hoped would bring relief to the war-ravaged country.

  • Written by IAN PHILLIPS, Associated Press ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press