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UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 24, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

Food makers in Europe get letters with poisoning threats

Apr. 24, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Major food companies in Italy and Denmark have received letters containing an unidentified powder and written threats requesting they pay money or risk having their products poisoned, authorities said Wednesday. Danish police said the letters in Denmark contained "a hazardous...

China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Wednesday rejected accusations that it steals technology after a former General Electric Co. engineer and his Chinese business partner were indicted on charges of industrial spying. The charges announced Tuesday come amid a tariff war between Beijing and Washington over...

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

Apr. 24, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year. Anthony Robert Harvey made the plea in an appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from...

The Latest: Sri Lanka president dismisses security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and the national police chief after security forces failed to act on warnings before Easter suicide bombings that killed over...

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

Apr. 24, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts'...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern said she and Macron will ask world...

Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

Apr. 24, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop. News outlets report 22-year-old Jhasmynn Sheppard is charged with disarming a police officer, assault and...