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2 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

May. 27, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced the first arrest on Twitter, a development later confirmed by Paris prosecutors, who handle all...

Australian cardinal won't fight sentence if he loses appeal

May. 27, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Disgraced Australian Catholic cardinal George Pell will not fight for a reduced jail sentence if he fails in his appeal of his conviction for molesting two choirboys in the 1990s, a court spokesman said Monday. The 77-year-old Pell — the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse...

Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

May. 27, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the...

Militants hit army post in northwest Pakistan, kill soldier

May. 27, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military said Monday militants attacked an army post in a troubled region bordering Afghanistan where ethnic tensions have recently flared up with minority Pashtuns, triggering a shootout that killed a soldier. It remained unclear who was behind the attack late Sunday on the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

May. 27, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed...

Mexico auctions seized vehicles outside presidential mansion

May. 27, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seventeen black, bulletproof Chevrolet Suburbans stretched in a neat, polished row outside the onetime official residence of Mexico's presidents. Nearby stood a 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago and a 2016 Ford Shelby pickup truck with a video camera embedded in the front grill and a hand-held...

Riquna Williams not distracted by court case

May. 26, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles guard Riquna Williams is focused on the upcoming season, not her court case. "I'm just thankful to have the opportunity again, from coach (Derek) Fisher and (general manager) Penny (Toler) and the L.A. organization," she told the AP before the season opener in Las Vegas on...

Kevin Na cruises to 4-shot Colonial win with final-round 66

May. 26, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na always believed he could win at Colonial, so he paused to visualize his name on the wall of champions at the first tee before making another run at it. The South Korean-born American will get to read his name on that wall next year. Na birdied four of the first eight holes...

Man accused of defrauding comic book icon appears in court

May. 26, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive...

Iraqi court sentences 3 French members of IS to death

May. 26, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Baghdad court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group, an Iraqi judicial official said. They were the first French IS members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial from neighboring Syria. The...