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Former federal prosecutor to lead state's Boren case

Apr. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A grand jury will assist state investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren, the Oklahoma attorney general's office confirmed on Wednesday. The office said former U.S. Attorney Pat Ryan, who prosecuted the Oklahoma...

Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

Apr. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. An appellate panel in Washington said Tuesday that a military judge improperly continued to preside over...

Marine running marathon for fallen friends crawls to finish

Apr. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. Their names were written on his hand, his shoes and his race bib. They were the inspiration, Micah Herndon said, when he first...

Philippine police: 4 wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders arrested

Apr. 16, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police on Tuesday arrested four women they said were wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders who took care of their financial transactions, helped procure guns and bomb parts and arranged the travels of foreign militants to the country. The women were arrested in raids on...

Pakistani minority Shiites end days-long protest in Quetta

Apr. 16, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's minority Shite Muslims have ended their days-long sit-in after successful talks with the government, which promised more steps to protect them in the southwestern city of Quetta following a suicide bombing there last week. Members of the Hazara community ended their...

Kenya's Cherono wins men's Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

Apr. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight. Unfortunately for him, one of them was the fastest man in the field. Lawrence Cherono needed every bit of his speed to...

The Latest: Bells toll to mark 6 years since marathon attack

Apr. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Boston Marathon organizers and city officials have held a moment of silence in tribute to those who were killed or wounded in the 2013 finish line bombings. The bells of Old South Church were rung at 2:49 p.m. Monday — six...

Today in History

Apr. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became the...

IS claims suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed 20

Apr. 13, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta a day earlier that killed twenty people. The Sunni militant group, which has repeatedly targeted Pakistan's minority Shiites, said in a statement...

Suicide bombing at open-air market in Pakistan kills 20

Apr. 12, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others, police and hospital officials said. Shortly after the bombing, struck near a Shiite residential area, dozens of angry Shiite...