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Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310

Apr. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived, officials...

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing

Apr. 22, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local...

Voting begins in 3rd phase of India's national elections

Apr. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians are voting Tuesday in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony. People lined up outside voting station at several places even before the polling...

Seaside Sri Lanka town known for its churches is in mourning

Apr. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called "Little Rome," a reference to its abundance of churches and its place at the center of the country's small Catholic community. On Monday, it was a town in mourning. Small white flags flew in house after house near...

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Apr. 22, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded guilty Monday to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information online on how to make explosives and biological weapons. Waheba Issa Dais (dys) initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Prosecutor: Weekend massacre in Mexico possible revenge act

Apr. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Thirteen people killed in a weekend shooting in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz appear to have been victims of an act of revenge between criminal groups, authorities said Monday. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said five or six gunmen entered a packed events hall where a...

Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA

Apr. 22, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from Oregon who went missing in the final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been positively identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action, according to the U.S. government. Skeletal remains recovered two years ago on the...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Apr. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea, of...