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Today in History

Jul. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2019. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 15, 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an...

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison

May. 23, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. President Donald Trump reacted by...

The Latest: Trump says Lindh will be watched closely

May. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on John Walker Lindh's release from prison (all times local): 5:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. will closely monitor John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban, after his release earlier Thursday from federal prison. Trump says Lindh...

AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban'

May. 23, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This story was first published on Dec. 21, 2001, when AP journalist Justin Pritchard reported on the American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison. __ John...

Bureau of Prisons confirms release of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001

May. 23, 2019 9:32 AM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Bureau of Prisons confirms release of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001.

'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years

May. 22, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh's release, slated for...

AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody

May. 22, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — This story was first published on Dec. 2, 2001, when AP journalist Burt Herman reported on the discovery of American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison. ___ An American who...