In Damascus , a visiting top Iranian lawmaker said the Syrian government and its allies seek to "liberate" tens of thousands of Aleppo's residents from the grip of what he called terrorist groups. "If they lose, it will be hard for them to launch a new assault to break the siege", Abdel Rahman said. Seizing control of Aleppo would be the biggest victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in five years of fighting, and would demonstrate a dramatic shift of fortunes in his favour ...
LISA DESJARDINS: OK, now her words today. "That's really the bottom line here", Clinton said at a press availability Friday. Comey did not recommend charges against Clinton despite saying she handled classified information "extremely carelessly".
Fifteen people were injured in the Ansbach blast, four of them seriously, Ansbach Mayor Carda Seidel said. The attack in Ansbach, a serene city of about 40,000 west of Nuremberg, came near the end of the closing night of a popular open-air music festival being attended by about 2,000 people.
The U.S. Supreme Court is temporarily blocking a transgender male high school student in Virginia from using the boy's bathroom. Justice Stephen Breyer said that he joined with the majority as a " courtesy " that will " preserve the status quo " for the time being.
The missile landed in the sea off North Korea's east coast, and comes as South Korean and American officials discuss upgrades to anti-ballistic defense systems. The U.S. missile defense system also breaks strategic balance in the region and severely damages security interests of China and Russia as the X-band radar can peer into Chinese and Russian territories.
Trump arrives here after picking a fight with Wisconsin's most popular Republican politician, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos offered a blunt message ahead of the presidential nominee's arrival. Trump has been expressing outrage about a $400 million payment the USA made to Iran this year. Trump charged on Thursday in vivid detail that the Iranian government released a video of the cash exchange to embarrass America.