Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

Politics 04/16/19, 16:59

A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. An appellate panel in Washington said Tuesday that a military judge improperly continued to preside over the case after he sought ...

Update: Wheelchair race is off at wet Boston Marathon

Sports 04/15/19, 08:26

The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local):9:02 a.m.The wheelchair race is off at the Boston Marathon.Runners arrive at the athletes village prior to the start of the123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)First the men, then the women left Hopkinton on ...

Update: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

U.S. 04/09/19, 21:46

The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local):7:15 a.m. WednesdayThe Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday.Afghan security forces gather at the site of Monday's attack near the Bagram ...

10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia’s capital

World 03/28/19, 07:26

An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police said Thursday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that the blast occurred as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Waberi district was crowded with diners. At least 16 wounded people were taken to hospitals, the Aamin ...

Update: 10 dead in blast at restaurant in Somali capital

World 03/28/19, 06:54

The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):2:55 p.m.Police say at least 10 people have been killed and seven others wounded in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.Medics carry away the dead body of a woman killed after a blast outside a restaurant ...

Delayed marathon bombing memorial to be finished this summer

U.S. 03/26/19, 15:04

Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston.But the long-awaited monuments of bronze, granite and lighted glass won't be ready in time for this year's race on April 15. The $2 million project, which has undergone substantial redesigns since ...

Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 1, injures another

World 03/26/19, 10:33

A bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killing one person and wounding another.The blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded in Mogadishu's Hodan district, killing the driver and injuring a nearby pedestrian, said police Col. Ahmed Abdi.There was no immediate claim for the bombing, ...

Supreme Court tosses $315 million award in USS Cole lawsuit

World 03/26/19, 09:42

The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit.The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been mailed to Sudan's foreign ministry in the country's capital, Khartoum. ...

Somalia govt minister among 5 victims in extremist attack

World 03/23/19, 07:34

Gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia's capital after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation.Somali security forces were exchanging gunfire with at least ...

Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

World 03/19/19, 11:33

U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that killed four Americans ...

A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade

World 03/15/19, 05:00

Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing ...

Pakistan standoff helps India’s Modi shift focus from jobs

World 03/14/19, 23:23

A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April.After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, India's air force launched a strike on an alleged terrorist training camp inside Pakistan.The crisis ...

Man charged in spa bombing indicted on 4 federal counts

California 03/13/19, 21:19

A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of a Southern California spa that killed his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.Stephen William Beal, 59, faces charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of a building ...

Firebomb sparks unrest at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

World 03/12/19, 11:55

Israeli police closed the entrances to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site after Palestinian suspects threw a firebomb at a police station on Tuesday. The rare move drew angry reactions across the Muslim world.There were no injuries reported from the firebombing. But police quickly deployed across the hilltop compound, scuffling with ...

‘Blood everywhere’: Package bomb 911 calls are released

U.S. 03/09/19, 15:11

Recordings of several 911 calls made after a series of deadly package bombings in Austin last year show the chaos and panic that gripped the city.In one 911 call after the first bomb detonated March 2, 2018, relatives, neighbors and first responders struggled to discern what happened after a packaged ...

US-backed fighters could soon resume offensive against IS

World 03/09/19, 12:34

U.S.-backed fighters could soon resume an offensive against the Islamic State group in the last area they control in Syria, an official said Saturday, adding that the battle against the extremists is expected to take three days.Aras Orkesh of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said they have about 2,500 fighters ...

Mogadishu car bomb blast kills 5

World 03/07/19, 10:35

Restaurant is frequented by government soldiers who control one of the security checkpoints for the presidential palace, located about half a kilometer away from the blast scene

Update: Death toll in Afghanistan attack rises to 16

World 03/06/19, 02:34

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):11:55 a.m.An Afghan provincial spokesman says the death toll from a militant attack on a construction company near a main airport in the country's east has risen to 16.Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor in eastern Nangarhar province, says that along with ...

Update: Pakistan arrests key suspects in Kashmir attack

World 03/05/19, 07:23

The Latest on the latest escalation between Pakistan and India (all times local):5:10 p.m.Pakistan's Interior Ministry says authorities have arrested dozens of suspects, including the brother of the leader of the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad group that India has blamed for the Feb. 14 suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed 40 ...

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