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    LONDON (AP) — A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England.

  • Exit polls show win for Japanese PM Abe’s ruling coalition

    TOKYO (AP) — Exit polls indicated Sunday that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition to power in national elections.

  • US-allied force takes Syria’s largest oil field from IS

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces.

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  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    US-backed forces take Syria’s largest oil field from IS

    Updated: 7:05 pm

  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

  • Kennesaw State cheerleaders take a knee to continue protest

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee in the tunnel during the national anthem at the Gardner-Webb-Kennesaw State game on Saturday night.

  • Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped.

    Updated: 9:30 pm

  • 5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

    COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.