The Iraqi military says its forces have taken control of a key air base north of the disputed city of Kirkuk along with an airport, an oil company and other positions in areas around the city.
The security forces retook control of the K1 air base from Kurdish fighters Monday following a call by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for pro-government fighters to "impose security on Kirkuk."
Abadi said in a message to the nation that he had a duty to act following a Kurdish independence referendum that he described as putting Iraq "in danger of partition.
US Army Sergeant Bergdahl to Enter Plea in Desertion Case
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in
2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.
The Army said Bergdahl, 31, would appear in court in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was scheduled to stand trial this month on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, with the latter offense carrying a possible life sentence.
Las Vegas Tourism Sees Changes in Aftermath of Shooting
Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.
Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting.
Casinos and police may have to impose new security measures after gunman Stephen Paddock brought more than 20 rifles into his hotel room and drove a car filled with explosives into the parking garage.
US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must be Resubmitted
All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3 and 10 have been lost due to a technical glitch.
Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply.
"Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry," a message on the U.
Egyptian Army: Terror Plan Foiled in Sinai Peninsula
Egyptian security forces have foiled a militant attack on army installations in the Sinai Peninsula, a day after half a dozen policemen were killed by insurgents in the region, a military statement said.
A statement by the Egyptian army on Saturday said a group of insurgents breached a heavily-guarded army installation in the city of el-Arish in northern Sinai to carry out a "terrorist attack."
The militants, disguised in Egyptian army uniforms, were armed with grenades and firearms and carrying explosive belts - used in suicide attacks - Tamer El-Refaie, a spokesperson for the Egyptian army, said in the statement.
National Weather Outlook: 10-16-2017, Autumn Arrives Across the Eastern U.SShort Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
346 AM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017
Valid 12Z Mon Oct 16 2017 - 12Z Wed Oct 18 2017
...Showers and thunderstorms expected across the Southeast and
...Autumn arrives across the eastern U.S...
A strong cold front will push off the East Coast by Monday
afternoon while it continues moving southward across Florida.
Showers and thunderstorms will move along with the front--with
lingering precipitation along the Southeast coast.
RECALL: Pies, Allergy Alert
Allergy Alert Issued In 13 Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Egg in Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies