The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Turkey says it will patrol north Syria town with U.S. forces

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will soon conduct joint patrols with U.S. forces in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij, once a stronghold of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday.

Man convicted of fatally stabbing wife in 2015

ROCKFORD (AP) — A judge has found a 38-year-old man guilty of fatally stabbing his wife inside their Rockford-area apartment after he got upset with her over some text messages.

Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said Jose RodriguezAranda was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder. He's scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Randy Wilt on Dec. 17.

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran.

Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive market to stall out.

Trump delays Russia probe document; allies voiced concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delayed the planned release of documents from the FBI's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department's inspector general has been asked to review the records amid concerns from law enforcement and U.S. allies about their disclosure.

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago.

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast.

5 shot during memorial service expected to live

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police searched Friday for suspects who witnesses said opened fire on dozens of people gathered for a memorial service outside a Syracuse home, wounding an 8-year-old girl and four other people.

Workers recall terror of fatal Maryland shooting

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself, according to authorities.