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Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blasts

Oct. 20, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election said he'll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said the commission would be...

Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown

Oct. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released more than 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, rights lawyers and officials said Saturday. Lawyers Mustafa el-Demiry and Khaled Ali said 101 detainees, including 30...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

The Latest: Officials identify Iowa deputies, suspect shot

Oct. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

STUART, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Iowa deputies and a suspect being wounded in a shootout (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities have identified officers and a suspect wounded in a shootout as law enforcement sought to serve an arrest warrant. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

Report: Diocese of Lansing mishandled 1990 sexual abuse case

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing says an independent investigator determined that the diocese failed to investigate allegations that a priest had sexually assaulted a man at a boxing training camp decades ago. The diocese on Thursday released the findings of an independent...

2 arrested after 3 people killed in Kansas City shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man and two women in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police spokeswoman Officer Doaa el-Ashkar says officers on patrol heard gunfire just before 9 p.m. One suspect surrendered at the scene and the other fled but was...

Police security sought for Missouri abortion clinic hearing

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the state's effort to end the abortion license for a St. Louis clinic. Both sides of the abortion issue have held vigils and protests over the licensing of Missouri's only abortion clinic, which...

Activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

Oct. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department's contract. That opportunity to take some time...

Maldives investigates activist group for 'slandering Islam'

Oct. 17, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The head of a Maldivian activist group said Thursday police contacted her as part of an investigation into a report published by her organization that has been accused of slandering Islam. The Maldives government ordered the Maldivian Democracy Network to suspend its activities a...