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Pentagon calls on Turkey and Syrian Kurds to stop fighting

Turkey warned predominantly Kurdish Syrian fighters on Monday to "immediately" withdraw east of the Euphrates River or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week in Ankara's major incursion into Syria. Pentagon, meanwhile, called on NATO ally Turkey and the predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed fighters aligned against ...

Atlanta Traffic from the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

*Check this full list of crashes, stalls, and construction impacting Atlanta traffic, compiled by Atlanta's best traffic team. Report traffic issues to us at 404-897-7358. Hear our most recent traffic reports On Demand on our WSB Traffic Homepage, click under the WSB Team picture to listen.  Major Interstate Incidents: GRIDLOCK ALERT: Fulton Co.: Debris...House/Mobile Home has ...

FILE - In this May 26, 2015 file photo, Vanita Gupta, the head of Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, speaks in Cleveland. Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly finding a different problem: officers’ interactions with the mentally ill.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill. The latest example came in Baltimore, where a critical report on that department's policies found that officers end up in unnecessarily violent confrontations ...

The Latest: North Carolina warily watches tropical weather

The Latest on tropical weather systems developing near the southeast (all times local): ___ 11:20 a.m. Businesses on North Carolina's Outer Banks are warily watching tropical weather systems that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer tourist season. As of 11 a.m. Monday, a tropical ...

Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man. History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula. Missoula County sheriff's ...

Weiner, Abedin to separate after sexting revelation

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. Abedin says in a statement released by Clinton's presidential campaign: "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to ...

French official: Calais border deal with UK must be changed

The leader of the French region that includes the Channel port of Calais said Monday he wants a new system for handling asylum-seekers trying to reach Britain from France. Xavier Bertrand told the BBC that people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom should do so at a "hotspot" in France, ...

People walk next to an official photography of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff, with a text written in Portuguese that reads "Dilma our president," at a camp in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Rousseff will face Congress on Monday as her impeachment process enters its final stages. She is accused of using unauthorized loans from state-owned banks and that she illegally issued decrees to make government payments without congressional approval. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not commit ...

EU, Germany play down reports of US trade talk failure

Both the European Union's lead negotiator in trade talks with the United States and the spokesman for Germany's leader on Monday downplayed assertions that negotiations on the proposed landmark pact have collapsed. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's vice chancellor, had said Sunday that "in my opinion, ...

Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

Scientists have long wondered how Lucy, the famous human ancestor, died. Now a new analysis of her fossil bones suggests a possible answer — the upright-walking Lucy probably died after falling from a tree. Some scientists including Lucy's discoverer disagree. They contend the cracks in Lucy's bones came after her ...

Mystery solved: Cemetery group removed Confederate flags

The president of a nonprofit group that maintains a Georgia cemetery says it removed 70 Confederate flags from gravestones because they had deteriorated, and that they weren't stolen as some suspected. Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans had placed the flags last April in Brunswick's Oak Grove Cemetery for ...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the statue of George Washington on the steps of Federal Hall faces the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, as the market comes off three days of losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Bank stocks lead morning gains on Wall Street

Banks and other financial companies are leading stocks higher in morning trading on Wall Street Monday as investors hope for higher interest rates. The market is coming off three days of losses. Herbalife rose after activist investor Carl Icahn, the company's largest shareholder, said he has increased his stake. KEEPING ...

US Open begins with new roof, no rain in sight

Play has started at the 2016 U.S. Open under sunny skies with no rain in the forecast for days, which could delay the first official use of the new retractable roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium. The $150 million roof, which can close in about seven minutes, is to be used, ...

In this image made available by the Norwegian  Environment Agency on Monday Aug. 29  2016,  shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer that  were killed by lighting in Hardangervidda, central Norway on Friday Aug. 26, 2016  in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature. (Havard Kjotvedt /Norwegian  Environment Agency, NTB scanpix, via AP)

More than 300 reindeer found dead in Norway after lightning storm

The bodies of more than 300 wild reindeer were found scattered across a small area in central Norway. Officials believe they were all killed in a single lightning storm. >> Read more trending stories   A spokesman for the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate told local media he discovered the carcasses during a routine inspection ...

Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Mothers steal the show at the MTV VMAs

It seems every MTV VMAs comes with a few staples: collaborations, cringeworthy moments and speeches from Kanye West.  And sure -- all four Rihanna performances were great, and Nick Jonas made us all want a BLT, but the show was pretty much carried by women who've carried life. The honorable ...

Iceland's Met Office: 2 earthquakes rock our largest volcano

Iceland's Meteorological Office says two earthquakes have rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country's largest volcanos. The quakes measured magnitude 4.2 and magnitude 4.5. Gunnar Gudmundsson, a geophysicist, said Monday that authorities are monitoring the situation and described it as "a little bit unusual," but said there's "no ...

A crowd of people wait in Terminal 1 where passengers were being rescreened by security at Los Angeles International Airport after reports that a gunman opened fire Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The active shooter reports turned out to be false but caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport were delayed. A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said. (Bari Ross via AP)

Los Angeles airport back to normal after panic-filled night

Los Angeles International Airport slowly returned to normal Monday after false reports of a shooter sent hundreds of panicked passengers racing onto streets or the tarmac and caused major flight delays, authorities said. Officers with rifles stormed terminals but uncovered no evidence of a gunman or shots fired Sunday. Loud ...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2009, file photo, Attorney Andy Savage speaks to reporters outside the Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Savage represents Michael Slager, a white former policeman, in a black motorist's shooting. He also represents survivors and relatives of victims in the shooting at a black church. He said the cases are about justice for his clients and adds: "I don't pick and choose which injustices I'm going to represent." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Lawyer's at center of race, gun debate on 2 Charleston cases

Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Down the hall, his colleagues met recently with another client, Michael Slager, the ...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Bieber has returned to Instagram two weeks after disappearing from the photo sharing platform after getting negative comments from fans of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Justin Bieber is back on Instagram after a 2-week break

Justin Bieber's nearly 78 million Instagram followers can rejoice: The pop star is back. Bieber left Instagram for two weeks ago amid criticism of pictures of him and Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia from fans of Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. Before his account disappeared, he responded to the negativity by writing, ...

This photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (Dylan Entelis/NerdWallet via AP)

Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe

Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people's struggles to make it simpler. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of saving you money. If you believe any of these five money myths, it's time to take a closer look at the financial realities. MYTH: EVERYONE ...

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