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Woman given life for plot to blow up St. Paul's Cathedral

Jul. 3, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman was jailed for life, with a minimum sentence of 14 years, on Friday for plotting to blow up London's St. Paul’s Cathedral, a nearby hotel and a subway train in a suicide attack. Safiyya Shaikh, 37, extensively researched how to cause maximum carnage at the historic church and...

Families of US troops slain in Jordan seek action

Jul. 1, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of three Special Forces troops slain by a Jordanian soldier at a military base in Jordan in 2016 are calling on Congress to suspend aid to the key U.S. Mideast partner until it extradites the killer. The families are also joining an effort to press Jordan to extradite a woman...

Report: Bombing wounds Iranian paramilitary commander

Jun. 30, 2020 3:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A roadside bombing in southeastern Iran has wounded a commander of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday. The report by the ISNA news agency did not provide further details on the attack except to say the commander's vehicle had struck...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Jun. 29, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been...

A boy who was injured boy in a deadly attack on a market sits on the ground at a hospital in Helmand province, Monday, June 29, 2020. A car bombing and mortar shells fired at a busy market in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday killed over 20 people, including children, a statement from a provincial governor's office said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

Attack on crowded market in Afghanistan kills 23

Jun. 29, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing and mortar shells fired at a busy market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Monday killed 23 people, including children, a statement from a provincial governor’s office said. Both the Taliban and the Afghan military blamed each other for the attack...

Afghan governor's office says a car bomb, mortar shells killed 23 people at a busy market in southern Helmand province

Jun. 29, 2020 7:38 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan governor's office says a car bomb, mortar shells killed 23 people at a busy market in southern Helmand province.

Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in Helmand province

Jun. 28, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed at least six Afghan civilians Sunday in the southern Helmand province, including a woman and two children, an official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Another woman in the vehicle was wounded in the explosion, which took place...

Bomb blast kills 2 Afghan human rights commission staffers

Jun. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killing two employees of the country's human rights commission, the organization said in a statement. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said the employees' car was targeted for attack. No one immediately...

FILE-This undated file photo shows Alabama inmate Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls in Birmingham, Ala. Blanton, the last of three one-time Ku Klux Klansmen convicted of a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls and was the deadliest single attack of the civil rights movement, has died in prison, the governor's office said Friday. He was 81. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Thomas Blanton, KKK bomber of 16th St Baptist Church, dies

Jun. 26, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., the last of three one-time Ku Klux Klansmen convicted in a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four Black girls and was the deadliest single attack of the civil rights movement, died Friday in prison, officials said. He was 82. Gov. Kay Ivey’s...

The last surviving KKK member convicted in a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls has died in prison

Jun. 26, 2020 1:32 PM EDT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The last surviving KKK member convicted in a 1963 Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls has died in prison.