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MUNICH (AP) — The Obama administration's struggle to craft a ceasefire in Syria's civil war has resulted in a confusing mix of shifting priorities that have exposed a policy toward Syria that few understand, and even fewer see working. As it tries to navigate a truce to spur peace talks, the administration has become increasingly torn in between its loyalty to Turkey as a NATO ally and to its longtime Arab partner, Saudi Arabia, and the cold pragmatism of Russia.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.
Los Angeles police were on the hunt Wednesday for two men wanted in connection with the killing of a one-year-old girl who was shot while lying in her crib. Authorities said they suspect that the baby's father, a known member of a local street gang, may have been the target of the attack that took place late Tuesday in the city of Compton, south of downtown Los Angeles. Witnesses reported seeing a gunman fire into a converted garage where Autumn Johnson and her parents lived.