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"And border city after clashes with Kurdish led militias Duri Karen reports from Istanbul the town of Russell sets on the northeastern part of the Syrian border official population of about thirty thousand people the Turkish Defence Ministry says the town's residential center has been taken over by Turkey and its Syrian opposition allies all surrounding villages have also been overtaken the United Nations estimates that one hundred thousand people have been displaced this week during Turkey's offensive along serious northern border Turkish air strikes have targeted several towns within the corridor raising concerns of security breaches at camps housing former Isis fighters and their families he says it is targeting Kurdish led militias which it considers a terrorist group for NPR news. I'm Jay Bruce Karen in Istanbul Arab League foreign ministers held an emergency meeting today and they condemned Turkey's operation as an invasion and demanded encore ended Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin Matt kaleen is resigning NPR's Windsor Johnston reports president trump announced the secretary's departure on twitter last night in a tweet trump prays macalinsan for a job well done adding that he was leaving the position to spend more time with his family trump also credited macalinsan for re adducing the number of migrants crossing into the US illegally at the Southern Border Michelina took over for Kirstin Nielsen who resigned in April trump says he plans to name a new acting secretary next week Louisiana voters are casting ballots today for governor it's a primary the election but as Paul Braun of member station W. R. K. F. Reports Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards could end the race early with a strong showing museum has what's called a jungle primary it pits all candidates against each other in the first round of voting the top two regardless of party will meet in a runoff election next month breath if no one earns fifty percent plus one vote recent polls show Edwards within striking distance of crossing that threshold and winning the second term if he doesn't he would be much more vulnerable in a one on one contest with either of the Republican challengers in the race Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddy responding president trump hasn't endorsed either candidate but he traveled to the state Friday to urge Conservative voters to unseat Edwards the only Democratic governor in the deep south for NPR news. I'm Paul Auberon in Baton Rouge a top negotiator for united auto workers striking against General Motors says he's waiting for a response to a counter proposal Terry dentist says if GM accepts it they'll have a tentative agreement to end nearly four week long strike this is NPR a powerful typhoon has slammed into Japan making landfall on Honshu with the heaviest rain and winds in six decades more than six million people are being told to evacuate the capital Tokyo the video game company Blizzard says it's reducing penalties for a player who spoke out in favor of democracy in Hong Kong NPR's James DUBEC reports the company came under fire from gamers and politicians in a statement Friday Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack said the company reacted too quickly when it suspended an e sports player for a year and made him forfeit Yankees play game one of the American League Championship Series Tonight I'm Barbara Klein N._p._R.. News in Washington