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Man pleads guilty in plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

Nov. 24, 2020 7:03 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to a terror charge for plotting to bomb or shoot up sites including the White House and Trump Tower in New York City in attacks inspired by the Islamic State group, federal authorities said Tuesday. Kristopher Sean Matthews, 34, pleaded guilty to...

Convicted Lockerbie bomber's family in new bid to clear name

Nov. 24, 2020 1:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The family of a Libyan man convicted of blowing up an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 began a new posthumous appeal against the conviction on Tuesday, saying he was found guilty based on unreliable evidence. The appeal at the High Court in Edinburgh is the third...

Bodies of people killed in a explosion lie in a hospital morgue in Bamyan province, northwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has exploded in central Afghanistan, killing and injuring tens of people. The attack Tuesday comes as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to find an end to decades of war. (AP Photo)

Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

Nov. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bombs exploded in central Afghanistan on Tuesday killing at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman, officials said, even as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to try to end decades of war. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said 45 people were...

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killed

Nov. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen in northern Syria left at least 18 fighters dead in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, an opposition war monitor and a Kurdish news agency said Tuesday. Exchanges of fire and shelling between the Kurdish-led Syrian...

FILE - This file photo, date not known, provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Virginia shows William Burgamy. Burgamy and Hyrum Wilson could each face a decade or more in prison when they are sentenced for a convoluted plot to firebomb a competing pharmacy so they could divert more prescription narcotics to the black market. Burgamy, of Hanover, Md., and Wilson of Auburn, Neb., each pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the conspiracy earlier this year in federal court in Virginia. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot

Nov. 20, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The plan to firebomb Cody’s U-Save Pharmacy in Auburn, Nebraska, was fantastical and convoluted, but very much real. With Cody’s reduced to firewood, more business would flow to its competitor in town, Hyrum’s Family Value Pharmacy. That would allow pharmacist...

FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 22, 1974, an interior view showing the damage caused by a bomb at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, England, one of two public houses bombed late on November 21.  It is announced Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, that police have arrested a 65-year old man in Northern Ireland in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham, England.(AP Photo/Peter Kemp, FILE)

UK police release man arrested over 1974 pub bombings

Nov. 20, 2020 7:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police have released a man arrested earlier this week in Northern Ireland in connection with the deaths of 21 people in a pair of pub bombings in the central England city of Birmingham in 1974. West Midlands Police said Friday that they released the 65-year-old after a search of his Belfast...

FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 22, 1974, an interior view showing the damage caused by a bomb at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, England, one of two public houses bombed late on November 21.  It is announced Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020, that police have arrested a 65-year old man in Northern Ireland in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham, England.(AP Photo/Peter Kemp, FILE)

UK police arrest man over IRA bombings of pubs in 1974

Nov. 18, 2020 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police arrested a man Wednesday in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1974 bombings of two pubs that killed 21 people and injured more than 200 in Birmingham, England. West Midlands Police said officers from the West Midlands counterterrorism unit, working with colleagues from the Police...

Israel strikes Syria, killing 3 troops, after finding bombs

Nov. 18, 2020 7:42 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Iran-linked targets in Syria overnight after troops uncovered roadside bombs along the frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said Wednesday. Syrian state media said the strikes killed three Syrian soldiers. A Syrian war monitoring group said the...

A man peers though the remains of destroyed houses after a suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

5 dead, 8 wounded in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

Nov. 17, 2020 10:10 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt near the police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. Spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali says eight other people were wounded in the blast on Tuesday. He said the bomber targeted a restaurant...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, law enforcement officials investigate the site of an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. Michael Hari, 49, of Clarence, Illinois, is the only one of three men accused in the attack to go to trial. Two Illinois men who pleaded guilty to a 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque testified that the group's alleged ringleader, Michael Hari, recruited them for an unspecified job and didn't fill them in on his plan until they neared their target. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)

2 men testify against alleged ringleader of mosque bombing

Nov. 13, 2020 6:33 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Illinois men who pleaded guilty to a 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque testified that the group's alleged ringleader recruited them for an unspecified job and didn't fill them in on his plan until they neared their target. Michael McWhorter, 31, and Joe Morris, 25, testified...