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East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers. The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, said the helicopters collided in the...

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Sep. 16, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad's capital, N'Djamena. The self-styled Libyan army led by...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2021. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort...

Army: Nearly 6,000 extremists surrender in northeast Nigeria

Sep. 03, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian army says nearly 6,000 Islamic extremists have surrendered in the country's northeast in recent weeks, marking one of the largest defections since the 12-year insurgency began. The announcement Thursday by military spokesman Bernard...

Libya's neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave

Aug. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Countries neighboring Libya wrapped up their meeting Tuesday in Algeria, with calls for foreign fighters and mercenaries to be pulled out from the conflict-stricken North African nation. The two-day meeting also urged Libyan parties to stick to a...

Boko Haram militants kill 16 soldiers in Niger attack

Aug. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Hundreds of Islamic militants attacked a military outpost in southeastern Niger overnight, killing 16 soldiers and wounding at least nine others, the country's defense ministry said Wednesday. Extremists from the Boko Haram group targeted the...

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre dies of COVID-19 at 79

Aug. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre, the first former head of state to be convicted of crimes against humanity by an African court after his government was accused of killing 40,000 people, has died in Senegal. He was 79. Habre, whose case for...

Peoples-Jones saying little, but is the talk of Browns camp

Aug. 06, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — There's a wide receiver at Browns training camp making leaping catches, headlines and everyone notices his play. And it's not Odell Beckham Jr. Donovan Peoples-Jones has been Cleveland's most impressive offensive player so far...

Pham homers leading off, Padres pile on in 8-1 win over A's

Aug. 04, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tommy Pham hit a leadoff homer, Austin Nola had four hits and two RBIs, and the San Diego Padres thumped the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Tuesday night. Manny Machado added two hits and scored twice for San Diego. Blake Snell pitched around traffic...

Prosecutor rejects new defense info in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor rejected defense claims Thursday that the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts could be connected to sex trafficking and other abductions that happened in the rural area where she disappeared while out for a run. ...