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The Latest: UK warns against travel to Sri Lanka

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The British government is warning its citizens against traveling to Sri Lanka, amid an intense security operation after bomb attacks on churches and hotels. The Foreign Office on Thursday advised against...

China says French ship entered its waters illegally

Apr. 25, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said it has complained to France after a French warship entered Chinese territorial waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait this month. In a related development, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua blamed British activity in the South China Sea for a downturn in...

Probe clears acting defense head of alleged bias in Pentagon

Apr. 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. The decision by the Defense Department inspector general appears to...

US says to avoid Sri Lanka places of worship, fearing attack

Apr. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people. The stark warning came as Sri...

Sri Lanka's former navy chief says father of 2 Easter suicide bombers arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons

Apr. 25, 2019 4:37 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former navy chief says father of 2 Easter suicide bombers arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons.

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Apr. 25, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not said why. Police in...

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...

Federal officials to review Wisconsin Guard assault protocol

Apr. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal military officials have agreed to review how the Wisconsin National Guard handles sexual assault in the wake of multiple alleged incidents dating back to 2002, Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday. Evers and Baldwin, both Democrats, asked the National...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers is standing by the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander despite calling for a review of Guard sexual misconduct policies....

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

Apr. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In morning...