The United States has been encouraging Turkey to close its border with Syria, a White House spokesman said, commenting on Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor launched on Wednesday. "The United States has been encouraging the Turks for some time to take decisive action to close the Turkey-Syria border, particularly this portion of the border," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a White House briefing.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump recommended to Florida Gov. Rick Scott that he give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.