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Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London. The Islamic State group claimed ...

Mattis: North Korea ‘clear and present danger’ to world

SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a “clear and present danger,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today. Speaking at an international ...

Trump turns to Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation’s highest court with its slim conservative majority. The Justice Department on Thursday formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban on ...

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital and torched gambling tables in the crowded space, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 36 people, authorities said. The gunman stuffed a backpack with casino chips before he fled but was found ...

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan’s government announced Friday. The United Nations said the children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity” ...

Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on ...

North Korea fires unidentified projectile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. A statement ...

Attack in Egypt kills at least 28

CAIRO (AP) — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the ...

US says 3 IS fighters killed

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last. In a brief statement, the U.S. Central Command described the three as “senior ISIS military officials and planners.” It said one was a Syria-based “facilitator” from ...

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. Teenage screams ...

Children among 22 dead in bombing

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and ...

Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and ...

UK police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert

LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by ...

Experts see possible North Korea links to cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North ...

Experts see possible North Korea links to cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North ...

More injured, killed in protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chaos erupted in Venezuela this week during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas canisters lobbed back and forth, and at least three new deaths reported. Grisly videos captured much of Monday’s violence. In ...

Pakistani bombing kills 25, deputy leader wounded

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The deputy leader of Pakistan’s Senate escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when a suicide bomber targeted his convoy in the country's southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more, government officials said. The Islamic State ...

Macron becomes France’s youngest president

PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration. Macron handily defeated far-right ...

As bitter French campaign ends, Macron’s team hit by hack

PARIS (AP) — The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said it suffered a “massive and coordinated” hacking attack and document leak that it called a bid to destabilize Sunday’s presidential runoff. His far-right rival Marine Le Pen, meanwhile, told The Associated ...

IS attack on US convoy wounds 3 US soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior ...