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The Latest: California driver charged with attempted murder

Apr. 25, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight pedestrians injured in California when a car plowed into them (all times local): 3:10 p.m. California prosecutors have charged a former U.S. Army sharpshooter who has a history of PTSD with eight counts of attempted murder after saying he plowed his car into a...

Cyprus army captain claims he killed 5 women, 2 girls

Apr. 25, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus confronted the possibility Thursday that a serial killer had been at large in their midst after an army captain in custody for the deaths of two women claimed responsibility for more slayings, seven in all. A police official told The Associated Press that if the...

The Latest: Body of Japanese victim returned from Sri Lanka

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 6 a.m. Japan's Foreign Ministry has confirmed one Japanese national was killed and four others injured in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. The body of the person who died was returned to Japan early Thursday....

Idaho soldier assigned to Colorado Army post dies in Iraq

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. military says an Idaho soldier assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, has died in a noncombat incident in Iraq. The Defense Department said Wednesday that 20-year-old Spc. Michael T. Osorio died Tuesday in Taji, Iraq. No details were released, and the military said an...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor stands by Guard commander

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on federal military investigators reviewing the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct policies (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers is standing by the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander despite calling for a review of Guard sexual misconduct policies....

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

Ambassador: US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

Apr. 24, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. had no prior knowledge of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the American ambassador said Wednesday, despite local claims that foreign officials had been warned an attack was looming. As the investigation into Sunday's Islamic State-claimed...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the...

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Apr. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit...