• UN guided by Syrian ‘political transition’ as new talks loom

    BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their “main guidance” for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition.

  • Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

  • APNewsBreak: Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

  • Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.

  • Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.

  • 7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital.

  • South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.

  • Governor’s proposed gun permit fees come under fire

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

  • As Mugabe turns 93, an anxious Zimbabwe wonders who’s next

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As the world’s oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of President Robert Mugabe. For weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes.