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Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish-Controlled Syrian City of Afrin

(KOCABEYLI, Turkey) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group. The warplanes attacked Afrin shortly before sunset,…

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Women’s March 2018: A Year Later, the Movement Evolves

• Sign up for the Morning Briefing for news and a daily look at what you need to know to begin your day. New York marchers are empowered: ‘I feel like the revolution is now.’ That’s what Vanessa Medina, a 32-year-old nurse, said prompted her to participate this year, even though she didn’t march last…

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Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

The move is likely to sharpen tensions between Turkey and the United States, which supports and openly arms Kurdish militias fighting ISIS. A new operation targeting Kurdish fighters could open up a new frontier in the Syrian conflict, which has gone on for nearly seven years. Ankara has long fought Kurdish unrest in southeastern Turkey.…

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Journals Kept by 13 Children Allegedly Held Captive Will Be ‘Powerful Evidence’ Against Parents

The 13 children found malnourished and shackled in their Perris, California home were allegedly deprived of many things by their parents including regular meals, access to lavatories, and daily showers. But there’s one thing investigators have found they were given: journals to write their stories. In an interview with ABC News, Riverside County District Attorney Mike…

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Mike Pence leaves government shutdown to talk ISIS and Jerusalem with Egypt

Despite Congress and President Donald Trump's failure to stop a federal shutdown Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence flew to Egypt for talks on security and extremism. He traveled to Cairo to meet Trump's counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for talks about the continuing battle with Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Trump's recent decision to order…

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In One Year, Trump Dismantled Reproductive Rights Around The World

NEW YORK― Women’s health clinics from Iowa to Kenya have been forced to close their doors. International nonprofits have lost the ability to provide birth control, HIV testing and fistula surgeries in the poorest communities around the world. Half a million U.S. teenagers no longer have access to sex education programs.  In a single year,…

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Report: Vegas shooter bought 55 guns in 1 year

CLOSE Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets. (Jan. 19) AP This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock.…

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