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Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

MOSCOW (AP) — In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey. Read More


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The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local: More »


Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airmen who violated rules of engagement and have been removed from duty while awaiting further investigation, military officials said Wednesday. More »


The Latest: Paris hotel business hit hard by attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local: More »


Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation

BEIRUT (AP) — In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet. More »


Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints. More »


Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza. More »


AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks. More »


NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom. More »


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