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Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

In this April 14 file photo, a Russian military camp is seen at the ancient city of Palmyra in the central city of Homs, Syria. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Turkey and Russia are discussing a broader Syrian cease-fire after brokering the deal that evacuated rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syrian opposition factions said Wednesday, but a number of rebel groups say they won’t agree to anything until they get more details.

Trump meets with influential health-care executives

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting this month with Silicon Valley’s elite made headlines for its inclusion of such big names as Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Tesla Motors’s Elon Musk, and Amazon’s Jeffrey P. Bezos. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

NYPD seeks Trump Tower traffic fix as safety jitters, costs loom

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

A New York Police Department officer watches over a closed pedestrian intersection across the street from Trump Tower in New York, on Nov. 9, 2016. (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg)
New York City reopened a lane on West 56th Street near Trump Tower to crosstown traffic as police try to balance protecting the president-elect’s residence and allowing more movement in the area for vehicles, pedestrians and local businesses.

Philippine blast wounds at least 23 people at boxing match

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:22 a.m.

A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious festival in a central Philippine town.

Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:20 a.m.

In this 2015 file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working hard to keep secret potentially embarrassing evidence about himself and his family.

In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about Israeli-Palestinian policy Wednesday at the State Department in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America had abandoned Israel with a controversial U.N. vote. Netanyahu accused the Obama administration of a biased bid to blame Israel for failure to reach a peace deal.

3 earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe, felt across region

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:13 a.m.

Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of Nevada and California. There were no immediate reports of problems.

Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs, talks with Obama

Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:09 a.m.

In this Dec. 16 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Orlando, Fla. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
After weeks of giving only brief comments to the media, Donald Trump made a series of public statements Wednesday, applauding the return of 8,000 jobs to the U.S. and hailing his discussions with President Barack Obama.

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