• In this frame grab from video provided taken from Syrian TV via Al Manar, Gen. Ali Ayoub, Syria's chief of staff, speaks, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Damascus, Syria. Ayoub said in a rare televised statement that the Russian strikes on Syria have facilitated an expanded military operation to eliminate “terrorists,” a term the Syrian government uses to refer to all armed opposition to President Bashar Assad. (Al Manar via AP)

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    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).

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  • FILE  - In this June 1, 2006, file photo, the Tribune Tower, left, is reflected in a sheet of glass in Chicago. Tribune Media said, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that it's hired a real estate investment banker to explore the sale of its Tribune Tower, its headquarters that sits on three acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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    CHICAGO (AP) — A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of “strategic monetization alternatives.” The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:

  • Gannett Co. buying Midwest, South newspapers for $280M

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars' Jason Myers (2) watches as he misses a potential game winning field goal as Indianapolis Colts' Josh Thomas (35) reacts late in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    3 female journalists stopped from entering Jags locker room

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A male usher stopped three female journalists from entering the Jaguars locker room after their loss to the Colts because they were women, asking other men if it was OK before finally allowing them inside.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin pose for members of the media before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters. (Sergey Guneyev/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

    Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home

    MOSCOW (AP) — Whatever effect Russia’s airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.