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More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

Feb. 21, 2019 3:52 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says the U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq. The official says the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side overnight, and that they were now in a "safe place"...

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet

Feb. 21, 2019 1:18 AM EST

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an artistic outlet in the words and beats of homegrown rapper Ahmed Chayeb. The 22-year-old rapper, also known as Mr. Guti, says...

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

Feb. 21, 2019 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. Christopher Paul Hasson is due to...

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

Feb. 20, 2019 8:54 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared access to parts of its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council on...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

Feb. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

UN envoy says risk of Israeli-Palestinian war looms large

Feb. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prospect of peace between Israel and the Palestinians is fading by the day as violence and radicalism grow — and "the risk of war continues to loom large," the U.N. Mideast envoy warned Wednesday. Nikolay Mladenov also told the U.N. Security Council that a negotiated...

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

Feb. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the opposition's plan to ram the aid across the border as a reckless...

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Feb. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital. Two days later, his family said, rifle-wielding special...

Thanks in a tank: WWII gunner, now 95, gets a nostalgic ride

Feb. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The inside of a tank was Clarence Smoyer's home, and the crew was his family. In that sense, the 95-year-old veteran returned home Wednesday for the first time since World War II. One of the last surviving WWII tank gunners, Smoyer was surprised with a ride through the streets of Boston in a...

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber's employer

Feb. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. soldier grievously wounded in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan filed suit Wednesday against an American defense contractor that employed the bomber, saying it failed to supervise the man as he built an explosive vest on the job using the company's tools and parts....