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Extremist reported by family pleads guilty to gun charge

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge Tuesday. Jeffrey Clark Jr., 30, of Washington, D.C., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison after pleading...

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic senators...

Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump

Jul. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump.

US spars with key allies at UN over Mideast peace approach

Jul. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. derided the viability of reaching "international consensus" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, further distancing itself from the two-state solution preferred by most of the world and drawing rebukes from its European allies. President Donald Trump's Mideast...

State to help local police forces with summertime violence

Jul. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella are providing resources and funding to combat summertime violence spikes in cities across the state. Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport have seen an increase...

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Jul. 23, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to...

Market bombing in Pakistan kills 2, wounds 29

Jul. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb exploded in a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding 29, officials said. Mir Ziaullah Longove, the provincial home minister, described the bombing as an "act of terrorism" by the "enemies of Pakistan," and...

Police: Indonesian couple carried out Philippine bombing

Jul. 23, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police said Tuesday they believe an Indonesian husband and wife carried out the suicide bombing of a cathedral in the southern Philippines in January that killed more than 20 people. Indonesia's National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told a news conference that an Islamic...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. His...

Kosovo prime minister who resigned heads to war crimes court

Jul. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The former prime minister of Kosovo left Tuesday for The Hague to be questioned by a special court investigating alleged war crimes by members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj resigned as prime minister a week ago so as "not to be questioned...