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Review: Looking back at Mike Wallace, who made 'em squirm

Jul. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt. If they were famous — or infamous — they likely sat across from newsman Mike Wallace at some point during his seven-decade career. And he made 'em all...

Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda, prosecutors said Monday. A federal jury in Alexandria heard opening statements in the...

AP Interview: Rising Iran politician has intelligence ties

Jul. 10, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's first government minister born after its 1979 Islamic Revolution is a carefully manicured, charming internet engineer who posts Instagram pictures of his weekends with his family and spends 30 minutes a day reading letters from his constituents. He also used to work for the...

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation

Jun. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country's president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a...

AP FACT CHECK: 'Death to America' chants live on in Iran

Jun. 14, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still cry "death to America" in Iran. President Donald Trump claimed otherwise in a Fox News interview as he took credit for a taming of Iran that is not apparent in its actions or rhetoric. TRUMP, speaking about Iranians "screaming death to America" when Barack Obama was U.S....

Supreme Leader: Iran will continue resisting US pressure

Jun. 4, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran will continue resisting U.S. economic and political pressure. Khamenei addressed thousands of people on the 30th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, in Khomeini's...

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf

Jun. 3, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf, so far avoiding any confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces amid efforts to deescalate tensions...

Today in History

Jun. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same day, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy...

Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on 'Quds Day'

May. 31, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies Friday marking Quds, or Jerusalem Day. The annual protests come as the Trump administration tries to...