Russia-Turkey cease-fire deal offers new hope for Syria

AP Photo/Emrah Gurel BEIRUT (AP) — The cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey and approved by the Syrian government and some of its most powerful rebel opponents is a potential turning point in the Syrian civil war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of...
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Rural residents pool cash to save last bars, gathering sites

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall RENWICK, Iowa (AP) — Once-bustling Renwick, Iowa, lost its grocery, hardware store, school and Ford dealership years ago, but when its sole bar closed last June, it seemed to some residents there wasn’t much of a town left. So a group of...
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Will 2017 be better for Atlantic City than 2016 was?

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian did not mince words in looking back over the past year. “I’m so glad 2016 is over,” he said. “2016 hit bottom for Atlantic City.” But will 2017 be much better? It...
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Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The structure, called Fly’s Eye Dome, was designed by the late Buckminster Fuller, who was known for his...

Sweet spot: Morgan, Rudd own upstate New York candy shop

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whose character in “The Walking Dead” wields a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat, has a sweet side. Samuel’s Sweet Shop in the Hudson Valley village of Rhinebeck is co-owned by Morgan, actor Paul Rudd, their...

8 Family Slayings Still Unsolved As Ohio Sheriff Is Sworn In

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The appointed southern Ohio sheriff investigating the slayings of eight people from one family has been sworn in for a four-year term after winning election. Democratic Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader was sworn in Wednesday by Republican Attorney General...

With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite ATLANTA (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years – overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of...

EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. A spokeswoman for the 28-nation bloc reiterated the...

Ravens Try For 1st Win At Cincinnati Since 2011

BALTIMORE (8-7) VS. CINCINNATI (5-9-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD —Baltimore 7-7-1, Cincinnati 5-9-1 SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 21-20 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Bengals 19-14, Nov. 27 LAST WEEK — Steelers beat Ravens 31-27; Texans beat...

Progress and struggles reflect in top race headlines of 2016

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Of the many events marking the closing year of Barack Obama’s time as the nation’s first black president, none had deeper resonance than his opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall....