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Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Syria’s Kurdish fighters, America’s longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash.

Justices seem likely to uphold Puerto Rico oversight board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that was deepened by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Here’s what Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II said in announcing his leave of absence

Embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II said Tuesday that he will take a step back from his mayoral duties through the end of his term in January and will suspend his re-election bid.

The Latest: Giuliani won’t comply with impeachment subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):

Steve Pemberton blasts ‘entrenched’ powers supporting Markey and Kennedy on his way out of Senate race

Steve Pemberton isn’t leaving the Senate race quietly.The Massachusetts businessman announced Monday that he is ending his Democratic primary campaign for Sen. Ed Markey’s seat, ripping the “entrenched” power and alleged hypocrisy of the party’s establishment on his way out the door.

The Latest: Pence leading US delegation to Turkey Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and the Turkish invasion of Syria (all times local):

Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkey’s economy with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden, acknowledging that his family name created business opportunities, rejected assertions by President Donald Trump that he did anything wrong by engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China.