As conflict mounts at Syrian border, US will withdraw almost all its troops from the country

Turkish backed troops patrol the border town of Suluk following clashes with Kurdish forces. | Anas Alkharboutli/picture alliance/Getty Images Roughly 1,000 troops will be withdrawn as lawmakers push for sanctions against Turkey. A thousand US troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria as “quickly as possible,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, a day after President Donald Trump approved the withdrawal that would almost completely eliminate the US military presence in the region. Esper…

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Hunter Biden resigns from a Chinese firm amid controversy over his business dealings

Hunter Biden speaks at a World Food Program event in 2016. | Kris Connor/WireImage/Getty Images Biden pledged to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest going forward. Hunter Biden — the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and the figure at the heart of President Donald Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate the former vice president — will step down from the board of a Chinese private equity company he has invested in…

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How El Camino captures what Breaking Bad did best

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) driving in El Camino. | Netflix Breaking Bad was as funny and heartfelt as it was dark. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is, too. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for October 6 through October 12 is Netflix’s feature-film Breaking Bad follow-up,…

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“They murdered this woman”: Texans outraged after an officer shoots a black woman in her own home

Atatiana Jefferson,28, was fatally shot by police responding to a welfare check at her home in the early morning hours of October 12. | Screenshot/Facebook Atatiana Jefferson’s neighbor asked police to check on her open door. A responding Fort Worth officer fatally shot her through a window. A black woman was fatally shot in her home Saturday after a Fort Worth, Texas police officer fired into a bedroom window while performing a welfare check at…

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