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Iran's top leader picks new Revolutionary Guard chief

Apr. 21, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday appointed a new chief of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, picking a general with a history of threatening the U.S. just days after America designated the paramilitary force a terrorist organization. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision replaces...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 'several' Americans have been killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 12:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 'several' Americans have been killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Apr. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship...

As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

Apr. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that...

Bahrain king reinstates citizenship of 551 amid mass trials

Apr. 21, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's king on Sunday reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted and stripped of their nationality amid a series of mass trials conducted as part of a yearslong crackdown on dissent. The surprise royal order gave no explanation for King Hamad bin Isa Al...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Apr. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan,...

Today in History

Apr. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England's King Henry VII died; he was succeeded by his...

Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in on bat flips

Apr. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tim Anderson spiked his bat and yelled toward his White Sox teammates, Major League Baseball's self-described "spicy" Twitter account was among the first to weigh in. "LET THE KIDS PLAY," proclaimed @Cut4 , the offbeat arm of MLB's social media portfolio with nearly 1 million...

Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

Apr. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A summit organized by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion the country's image as a friend among neighbors. Scarred by more than three decades of war, Iraq is recasting itself as a mediator among...

110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria

Apr. 20, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities announced Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States. Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri, top policeman Rashit Qalaj and a health official told journalists early Saturday that...