Updated at 2:53 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) " U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Turkey and the United States agree on the need to increase support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group's access to the Turkish border.

Updated at 2:49 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) " What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend in Tennessee for Alexx and Kate Bragg turned into a grueling night of frozen gridlock along one of the country's busiest interstate highways.

Updated at 2:36 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary...

Updated at 1:42 PM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials on Saturday to ease their concerns about warming U.S.-Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming...

Updated at 1:30 PM

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) " Authorities have found one human skull and eight containers with potentially more at a Los Angeles-area shop that sells spiritual items.

Updated at 12:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Bill Cosby was well on his way to becoming a national pariah for his alleged sexual misconduct when the Smithsonian launched an exhibit funded by Cosby and his wife that showcases art from their private collection.

Updated at 12:28 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syrian opposition groups say they hold the Syrian government and its Russian backers responsible for any failure in peace talks due to their "ongoing crimes" in Syria including the "besiegement and starvation of civilians."

Updated at 12:22 PM

CAIRO (AP) " Egypt's president, speaking ahead of next week's anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, vowed on Saturday to unleash a firm response to any unrest and to press ahead with the fight against Islamic...

Updated at 12:16 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) " A Pakistani army spokesman says the military has arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a deadly militant attack on a university that killed 21, mostly students, in the country's northwest.

Posted at 11:00 AM

The North Independence Branch of Mid-continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of February. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call...

Updated at 10:35 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) " The latest developments from the final day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world leaders are meeting this week. All times local.

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