Syria Misfire; Trump’s Stump; MS Blockbuster?: Saturday Wrap

  • Pipeline leak crimps supplies at no-name gasoline stations
  • More than 300,000 Germans protest transatlantic trade deals

Here are highlights of Saturday’s top breaking stories from around the world:

The U.S.-led coalition mistakenly struck a Syrian government military base, the first such attack in that nation’s civil war. The raid killed at least 62 Syrian soldiers and made the tenuous cease-fire agreement between Russia and the U.S. even more so. The Russians called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and went so far as to insinuate that the U.S. is so desperate to get rid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that it’s backing Islamic State. U.S. Central Command said it would never intentionally target Syrian government forces, and the White House expressed “regret.”

Donald Trump was his old self on immigration, claiming Hillary Clinton wants to do away with U.S. borders and allow illegal immigrants to feed at the government trough permanently. This time, he essentially blamed Clinton for the shootings of two California police officers by a convicted rapist who was supposed to be deported.

U.S. regulators temporarily waived gasoline formulation rules in 11 U.S. states where supplies are being pinched by a pipeline leak. The leak may create the unusual situation of no-name local stations having higher prices than those selling fuel from the big oil companies.

More than 300,000 protesters gathered in seven German cities to oppose trade agreements among the European Union, U.S. and Canada.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis said its experimental medicine for people with a severe form of multiple sclerosis could be a blockbuster after a study showed that the treatment reduced the risk of the disease progressing by 21 percent.

Vladimir Putin decried a return of U.S. imaging of Russia as the “evil empire” of Ronald Reagan’s day, while stopping short of saying he’d like to see Donald Trump get elected.

Twitter is facing a shareholder lawsuit claiming it had no basis for saying two years ago that it would top 500 million users.