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Somali official: 2020 could see first election in 50 years

Nov. 21, 2019 9:22 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Somalia’s electoral commission told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that 2020 is “a pivotal year” for the country whose citizens have been denied the right to political participation for 50 years and are hoping for an election with universal...

Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panel’s 92-year history. Maloney defeated Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly by a 133-86 vote in a secret ballot among the full...

Woman sentenced to 15 years for planning foiled bar attack

Nov. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who pleaded guilty to plotting and buying supplies for a foiled terror attack on a bar has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. A federal judge on Wednesday also ordered that 24-year-old Elizabeth Lecron, of Toledo, be placed on lifetime supervision after she is released....

Eyeing terror threat, Swiss mull limits on sale of chemicals

Nov. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s executive branch wants to make it harder for the public to obtain certain chemicals like fertilizer, pool-cleaning products or solvents that could be used in attacks by extremists. The proposal Wednesday from the seven-member Federal Council would require authorization...

Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches

Nov. 20, 2019 5:33 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing act. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC said Wednesday it was pursuing Westpac, one of Australia’s four...

Woman and man charged with terror offenses in Kosovo

Nov. 20, 2019 4:16 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against two people suspected of supporting or fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. A prosecutors’ statement Tuesday said they had accused a woman, identified only as F.Z., as fighting with the Islamic State group in...

House Dems recommend Maloney to head Oversight Committee

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Democratic panel on Tuesday recommended that Rep. Carolyn Maloney lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, and if the party’s caucus goes along, the veteran New York lawmaker would have an influential role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....

Man accused of designing process to spread IS propaganda

Nov. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago college student is accused of designing a process to help the Islamic State group spread propaganda online Thomas Osadzinski is charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 20-year-old designed a process...

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

Nov. 19, 2019 11:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack, authorities said. The 26-year-old “radical Islamist” was planning an attack in Germany designed to...

Nicaragua files weapons charges against opposition activists

Nov. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the jailing of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The charges,...