Chemical Weapons Inspectors Reach Syrian Town

By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. The fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition…

7 Inmates Dead, 17 Injured In South Carolina Prison Fighting

By MEG KINNARD , Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law Enforcement Division agents helped secure Lee Correctional Institution around 3…

Spokesman: Former First Lady Barbara Bush In Failing Health

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on…

Storm Blasts Central US With Snow, Ice And Wind, Killing Three

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes buffeted the central U.S. with heavy winds, rain, hail and snow, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl. In the Upper Midwest, the early…

Pentagon Says Syria Strikes ‘Hit Every Target’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria “successfully hit every target.” Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Saturday that the strikes were launched to “cripple Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons in the future.” The U.S., France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria on Friday night to punish President Bashar Assad…

President Trump Puts Off Syria Strike Decision, Will Talk To Allies

By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said he would consult further with allies. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis…