Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220 at TD Garden.

Women’s march founder, a Maui attorney, drawn out of retirement by movement

Hawaii resident Teresa Shook said she’s not really retired anymore after sparking women’s marches last year that have continued to spread around the world. The retired Hana attorney spent much of last year traveling the country to speak on issues of social justice, accepting awards and being interviewed by media outlets, The Maui News reported.

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

VP Pence says US stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism on Saturday as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region amid a government shutdown in Washington.

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

KOCABEYLI, Turkey — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group.