• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a public forum, as he lays out plans in the school funding Fairness Formula, his proposed solution to 'the failure of urban education' and property taxes, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in New Providence, N.J. The proposal is opposed by advocates for urban education who say it would assign the same amount to every student, regardless of where they live and the tax base. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    APNewsBreak: State fails to post promised agency reports

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Despite a promise from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in 2010 to post performance reports for all of its government agencies monthly, three New Jersey agencies have failed to post any reports this year, including one agency that hasn’t posted anything since March 2015.

  • In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Iraqi Army Cpl. Saif holds a phone displaying a screenshot from a video released by the Islamic State group that shows his brother, in Irbil, Iraq. He claims the video showed his brother's execution. Just over two years ago, Saif was holed up in a corner of Mosul’s Nineveh hotel as he first began hearing rumors that his senior officers were fleeing the militant group’s advance. Now, he’s among the Iraqi forces beginning a massive operation to retake the country’s second city from the militants.(AP Photo/Alice Martins, File)

    In Mosul fight, Iraqi forces eye redemption and revenge

    QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — For Saif, an Iraqi army corporal, the battle for Mosul is intensely personal. Over the course of two years of Islamic State rule, the extremists destroyed his home, arrested his father, killed his brother and forced his fiancee into a marriage with an IS fighter.

  • EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - An Iraqi army soldier stands next to a dead body of an Islamic State fighter on the outskirts of Qayyarah, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. A senior Iraqi general on Wednesday called on Iraqis fighting for the Islamic State group in Mosul to surrender as a wide-scale operation to retake the militant-held city entered its third day. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Iraqi general calls on IS militants in Mosul to surrender

    AL-HUD, Iraq (AP) — The mutilated bodies of Islamic State group fighters were still strewn on the ground of this northern Iraqi town on Wednesday. One was burned. Another’s face was flattened by abuse.

  • Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    The Latest: Russia introduces Aleppo statement at UN

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

  • In this photo released early Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, rescue workers try to remove a boy stuck in the debris of a building in the neighborhood of Qaterji in rebel-held east Aleppo following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian activists are reporting that airstrikes on a rebel-held, eastern neighborhood in the city of Aleppo have killed at least 13 people, including children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes hit the Marjeh neighborhood. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Russia: Russian, Syrian planes halting airstrikes on Aleppo

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said.