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Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy case

Jun. 21, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain who led a now-shuttered opposition party was acquitted Thursday of spying charges with two colleagues, marking a rare victory for activists in the island kingdom amid a yearslong clampdown on dissent. Sheikh Ali Salman headed the...

Australia court convicts woman of murdering mom to gain kids

Jun. 21, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian jury convicted an infertile woman on Thursday of murdering a mother-of-four in a plot to gain custody of the children. Christine Lyons, 47, was found guilty in the Victoria state Supreme Court of murdering Samantha Kelly in January 2016 in a bungalow they shared...

California court hears tales of shackled, starved children

Jun. 21, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two pale, malnourished girls are photographed shackled to bunk beds. Their sister, who surreptitiously snapped the photos, is heard pleading in a 911 call for someone to come and save her siblings. "They will wake up at night and they will start crying and they wanted me to call...

Today in History

Jun. 21, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On this date: In...

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidate

Jun. 20, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez. The court on Wednesday also unanimously confirmed a fine of 739,000 pesos (more than $37,000) that was levied against Rodriguez in May by the...

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Jun. 20, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a dramatic...

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

Jun. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union says Iraqi natives who were arrested last year have been...

Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

Jun. 20, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of...

Kentucky judge strikes down new pension overhaul law

Jun. 20, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new public pension overhaul law was struck down Wednesday in a setback for the state's Republican leaders on an issue that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the Capitol and closed schools in protest. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd, assigned to...