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Police: 2nd mosque prayer leader killed in SW Pakistan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Saturday that a second mosque's prayer leader had been killed in as many days near the southwestern city of Quetta. Mohammad Azam was shot dead in front of a grocery store, according to Shafqat Mahmood, a police officer in Kuchlak, where the attacks occurred....

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

Police: Mosque bombing in southwest Pakistan kills 4 people

Aug. 16, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded inside a mosque during Friday prayers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, where the Afghan Taliban have had a strong presence, killing at least four worshippers, including the prayer leader, officials said. Abdul Ali, a local police chief,...

Police: Man paid in cash, cocaine to firebomb officer's home

Aug. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia have arrested a pair of brothers accused of paying another man in cash and cocaine to throw a firebomb through the window of an Atlanta police officer's home. News outlets report the arrests of 35-year-old Wesley Wise and 30-year-old Quinton Wise were announced Thursday....

EPA reverses approval for poison traps used by ranchers

Aug. 15, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday reversed its preliminary decision allowing continued use of deadly sodium cyanide traps, blamed for injuring people and pets as well as their intended targets of coyotes and other predators. EPA head Andrew Wheeler said in a statement he had...

Thai court approves continued detention of 2 bomb suspects

Aug. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday extended the detention of two suspects accused of planting two small bombs in front of police headquarters in Bangkok while Southeast Asian foreign ministers were meeting nearby. The two men were arrested as they traveled south just hours after the devices...

3 Iraqi refugees charged in Germany over bomb attack plot

Aug. 14, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they've charged three Iraqi refugees with planning an Islamic extremist bombing. Prosecutors said Wednesday Shahin F. and Hersh F. are accused of preparing an act of violence and Sarkawt N. of aiding them. Their last names weren't given in line with German...

German held over fake bombs in bag at Swiss techno parade

Aug. 12, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say they have detained a German man in connection with a backpack filled with fake pipe bombs found near the route of a large techno music parade in Zurich on Saturday. Zurich cantonal (state) police said Monday that the 31-year-old suspect, who lives in Switzerland, was the...

UN: Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire...

The Latest: Officials say car bomb kills 2 UN staff in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on car bombing in Benghazi Libya (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Libyan health officials say two U.N. security staff were killed when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi. Benghazi is the stronghold of the self-styled Libyan National...