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2 men sentenced in 2021 armed standoff on Massachusetts highway

Jul. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced for their role in an armed standoff on a busy Massachusetts highway in 2021 that lasted more than eight hours and caused traffic delays during a busy Fourth of July weekend. Jamhal Tavon Sanders Latimer was sentenced Tuesday in...

Three days after attempted assassination, Trump shooter remains an elusive enigma

Jul. 17, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — After three days, an enigmatic portrait emerged of the 20-year-old man who came close to killing former President Donald Trump with a high-velocity bullet: He was an intelligent loner with few friends, an apparently thin social media footprint and no hints of strong...

Shiite Muslims in Lebanon and Iraq commemorate Ashoura, marking the death of Imam Hussein

Jul. 17, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Shiite Muslims Wednesday in Lebanon and Iraq commemorated Ashoura, marking the 7th-century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their faith, while paying tribute to Palestinians as the Israel-Hamas war entered its 10th month and tensions heightened...

North Korean land mines could float into South Korea, South warns

Jul. 17, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean land mines could be swept into South Korea by flooding, South Korea's military warned Wednesday, after the North has recently placed tens of thousands of additional deadly explosives along the rivals' heavily fortified border. North Korea's...

Archeologists find musket balls fired during 1 of the first battles in the Revolutionary War

Jul. 17, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, hundreds of militiamen lined a hillside in Massachusetts and started firing a barrage of musket balls toward retreating British troops, marking the first major battle in the Revolutionary War. The latest evidence of that firefight is five...

At least 72 people are killed in a militia attack near Congo's capital in a conflict over land

Jul. 16, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 72 people, including nine soldiers and a soldier's wife, were killed when armed men attacked a village in western Congo, local authorities said, as violence intensifies between rival communities. Saturday's attack took place in the village of...

Israel's military says it will begin sending draft notices to ultra-Orthodox men next week

Jul. 16, 2024 10:37 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it will begin sending draft notices to ultra-Orthodox men next week.

Pakistani troops kill 10 militants responsible for attack on military base that left 8 soldiers dead

Jul. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — All 10 militants who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a Pakistani military facility were killed in an 18-hour operation, officials said Tuesday, adding that militants in a separate attack on a health facility killed five civilians. In its...

Ex-NATO chief George Robertson to lead a UK defense review, says China among 'deadly' challenges

Jul. 16, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former NATO leader George Robertson will lead a review of Britain’s military strategy to counter what he calls the “deadly quartet” of China, Iran, Russia and North Korea. Prime Minister Keir Starmer announced the strategic defense review on Tuesday as one of...

Armenia launches joint military drills with the US amid souring ties with old ally Russia

Jul. 15, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia on Monday launched joint military drills with the United States, a move that reflects its leader's efforts to forge closer ties with the U.S. and other Western allies as the country's relations with old ally Russia sour. The “Eagle Partner” war...