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Crater in German field apparently caused by WWII bomb

Jun. 24, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A crater 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 4 meters (13 feet) deep has appeared in a field in central Germany, apparently caused by a World War II bomb exploding in the middle of the night. Police said Monday that the crater was discovered on Sunday afternoon near Limburg and there was no...

Syrian refugee held for trial in alleged church bomb plot

Jun. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Syrian refugee was ordered to remain behind bars until his trial on charges he plotted to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, who came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2016, was arrested Wednesday while meeting with...

Police to face criminal probe on 'lapses' over Easter blast

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general on Thursday directed the acting police chief to initiate a criminal investigation against nine senior police officers for their "lapses" to prevent and minimize the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. In a letter sent to...

Prosecutors to appeal would-be bomber's 16-year sentence

Jun. 19, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to appeal the 16-year prison sentence given to a man for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar in 2012. Prosecutors requested a 40-year sentence for Adel Daoud, who entered an Alford plea last...

Court document: Mosque bombing suspect tried to escape

Jun. 19, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Illinois man who faces trial in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque had tried to escape from custody earlier this year. A court document filed by prosecutors says 48-year-old Michael Hari tried to flee when he was being transported to a Minnesota jail. The report gives no details...

Border Patrol rescues 17 migrants lost on Yuma bombing range

Jun. 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say 17 migrants have been rescued after they crossed into a military bombing range in southwestern Arizona and became lost. They say emergency services in Mexico relayed a phone call to the Yuma Sector Operations Center from a group lost in the desert around 10 p.m....

Albuquerque man pleads guilty to planting bomb in ex's home

Jun. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to planting an explosive device under the bed of his former girlfriend. Federal prosecutors say a sentencing date for 20-year-old Ethan Guillen hasn't been set yet. Guillen was earlier indicted for possession of an unregistered destructive...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 2 killed

Jun. 18, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian soldiers were killed in a car bombing that targeted an armored vehicle in disputed Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Two other Indian soldiers and three rebels died in separate clashes. The car bomb late Monday struck the army vehicle as it passed through the southern...

Car bomb targets Indian army vehicle in Kashmir, 8 injured

Jun. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A car bombing targeted an armored vehicle belonging to the Indian army in disputed Kashmir late Monday, wounding at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said. Separately, an army officer and a suspected rebel were killed in a gunbattle. The Indian army said the attack was...

Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

Jun. 17, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday. The attack late Sunday took place in the village of Wadehi, south of Aleppo...