U.S.-backed forces take Syrian oil field from IS

By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press BEIRUT — U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. With IS in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian...

Gunman arrested after taking hostages at UK bowling alley

By SYLVIA HUI and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON — A gunman who reportedly held two employees hostage at a central England bowling alley was arrested Sunday night after armed police moved in. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for treatment. The two workers...

U.S. seeks Arab aid in isolating Iran

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer DOHA, Qatar — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter...

Trump urges GOP to move fast on tax cuts

By JILL COLVIN and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul. A GOP aide familiar with the conversation...

Trump won’t block release of JFK records

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,”...

Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political...

38 accuse writer, director Toback of sexual harassment

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES — Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. In the report, many of the women allege...

NFL game capsules

PATRIOTS 23, FALCONS 7 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons — sound familiar? — 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn’t particularly super. New England scored the final...

Titans get ugly win over Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When all else fails, the Tennessee Titans know they can turn to Ryan Succop. On Sunday, Mr. Automatic came through again. “That guy’s money,” Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said. Succop’s fourth field goal — a 47-yarder with...

Browns’ QB carousel spinning wildly

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The quarterback carousel for the Browns has become a carnival. One week after sitting turnover-prone rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer for an entire game, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson benched him in the second half of a 12-9 overtime...