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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, arrives for a bilateral meeting  in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The U.S. and Russia renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S., Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

- The Washington Times

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce.

Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. (DHA via AP)

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

- Associated Press

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, officials and the state-run news agency said.

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Lawyer charged in Brockton pedestrian death

Associated Press

A Massachusetts lawyer police say was behind the wheel of an SUV that travelled in reverse about 200 feet before striking and killing a Navy veteran is facing charges.

Philippines kills 11 Abu Sayyaf militants after beheading

- Associated Press

Philippine troops killed at least 11 Abu Sayyaf militants, including an influential commander, in an assault on the extremists Friday following their beheading of a captive whose family was too poor to pay ransom, the military said.

UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'

- Associated Press

As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.

Independent miners clash with the police as they run from clouds of tear gas during  protests in Panduro, Bolivia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Thousands of independent miners continued their protests with roadblocks which precipitated the clashes as the police attempted to dislodge them. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

- Associated Press

Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

5 Republicans compete for 1st Congressional District

- Associated Press

Arizona's sprawling 1st Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the nation, and next week's Republican primary features a five-way race to see who wins the right to try to wrest the district from Democratic control.

FILE - In this July 14, 2009 file photo, the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Stout enters Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi. A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.  (AP Photo/ Shakh Aivazov, File)

US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats

- Associated Press

A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.

A wooden urn with the ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, credited with downing at of least five enemy planes in the Battle of Britain,is carried  with military honors at the Krzesiny Air Base in Poznan, Poland on Thursday, August 25, 2016, after being brought from London for a military burial in his hometown. The burial ceremony of Sporny, who died in Britain in 1949 was part of ceremonies honoring Poland's Air Force at a time when the conservative government attaches great importance to defense because of Russia's actions in western Ukraine. (AP Photo)

Ashes of Polish Battle of Britain ace return home for burial

Associated Press

The ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, who is credited with downing at least five enemy planes in the World War II Battle of Britain, were brought from London to Poland and buried with military honors on Thursday.