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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Suspect detained after shots fired at U.S. Embassy in Turkey

- Associated Press

Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Turkish state media said a suspect was detained.

In this June 16, 2018, file photo, Taliban fighters gather with residents to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban in ambush

- Associated Press

Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said.

A Broward County sheriff's deputy was on hand Wednesday as students arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for the first day of classes. (Associated Press/File)

Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

- The Washington Times

Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered.

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Lilian Calderon, center, cries as she describes her experiences while in custody, alongside her husband, Luis Gordillo, right, during a news conference at the office of the American Civil Liberties Union in Providence, R.I.   Gordillo is a U.S. citizen, but Calderon is a native of Guatemala who came to the country with her family at the age of 3. She was ordered to leave in 2002 after her father was denied asylum.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

Judge weighs suit challenging arrests of married immigrants

- Associated Press

A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Monday in a case centered on whether immigrants married to U.S. citizens but facing deportation should be allowed to remain in the country while they seek to become legal residents.

US service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

- Associated Press

One U.S. service member was killed and three others were wounded Monday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition is battling the remnants of the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said.

Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trial

- Associated Press

An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families.

Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

- Associated Press

Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system.

Air Force plans $150M runway extension at Anchorage base

Associated Press

The U.S. Air Force is planning a $150 million project to extend the runway at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson so it can to reduce airspace congestion and ease jet noise over neighborhoods.

Tinker Air Force Base commander retires

- Associated Press

Clad in his camouflage uniform with three stars on each collar, Lee Levy II walks the shop floor in the sprawling Building 3001 on Tinker Air Force Base. The lieutenant general is in his element as he exchanges hellos or salutes with virtually everyone he passes.