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The Latest: Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas militant targets

Mar. 26, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli aircraft are striking Hamas militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The late-night strikes on Tuesday follow a rocket launched from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens in...

Democrats, Muslim lawmaker decry opening prayer as divisive

Mar. 26, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Tuesday she was offended by a colleague's decision to open a voting session with a prayer a day earlier that "at the name of Jesus every knee will bow." Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of...

Israel bombs targets in Gaza as rocket fire resumes

Mar. 26, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Tuesday bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip and bolstered its forces along the volatile frontier as a truce with the territory's Hamas rulers showed signs of unraveling. Palestinian militants responded with a new barrage of late-night rocket fire, setting the stage...

Trump acceptance of Israeli control of Golan sparks protests

Mar. 26, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Thousands of Syrians gathered Tuesday in different cities to protest President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, a move that sparked widespread international condemnation, including from a number of U.S. allies. Ambassadors...

Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign

Mar. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader. This week's outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas, sparked by a rocket strike on a home in central Israel,...

Lebanon president criticizes Trump decision on Golan Heights

Mar. 26, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday joined critics of U.S. President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, saying that the move trampled on international law. Aoun, who spoke at the start of his talks with Russian President Vladimir...

5 EU nations reiterate opposition to Trump action on Golan

Mar. 26, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five European Union allies of the United States are reiterating their opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights and raising "strong concerns" about the consequences. Ambassadors from the five EU members of the U.N. Security...

German prosecutors investigating Israel submarine deal

Mar. 26, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have launched their own investigation into the sale of submarines to Israel, where several former aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ex-officials already face corruption-related charges. Bochum prosecutors told the dpa news agency Tuesday they had opened the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 26, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP'S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president's first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border...

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

Mar. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an...