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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Updated at 12:40 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " The main Syrian Kurdish group declared a federal region on Thursday in Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, a move that was immediately rejected by both the government and opposition.

Updated at 12:36 PM

MIAMI (AP) " SeaWorld announced Thursday it is ending its practice of killer whale breeding following years of controversy over keeping orcas in captivity.

Updated at 12:24 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) " A court has upheld the prison sentence of a former Romanian lawmaker known as "the chicken baron" who was convicted of bribing voters with 60 tons of packaged, ready-to-fry meat.

Updated at 12:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. officials, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline.

Updated at 12:19 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that Russia can again build up its forces in Syria "in a few hours" if necessary, and will continue striking extremist groups.

Updated at 12:08 PM

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) " State police say a 78-year-old nun was caught shoplifting $23 worth of coffee, snacks and toiletries from a central Pennsylvania store.

Updated at 12:03 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Scans of King Tut's burial chamber have revealed two hidden rooms, Egypt's antiquities minister said Thursday " a discovery that could intensify speculation that the chambers contain the remains of the famed Queen Nefertiti.

Updated at 11:51 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta, the country's main rice growing region, is experiencing the worst drought and saline intrusion in recent history that has affected more than half a million people, officials said Thursday.

Posted at 10:45 AM

For nearly every step of his almost 12-mile walk, Darryl Dyer has company. Flocks of crows follow him, signaling each other, because they all know that he's the guy with the peanuts. Nowadays, researchers are trying to understand more about the...

Updated at 10:29 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) " The Latest on developments regarding Turkey (all times local):

Updated at 10:28 AM

A spring breaker from Ohio has been arrested for allegedly trying to discard narcotics from a hotel where his roommate was found dead from an overdose.

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