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Prosecutor: Salvini should not be tried for migrant policy

Apr. 10, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian prosecutor on Saturday told a court in Sicily that there's no reason to order right-wing leader Matteo Salvini to stand trial for alleged kidnapping for his role in keeping rescued migrants aboard a coast guard ship for days in the summer of 2019. ...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

Attorney general charged in fatal crash announces promotion

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s attorney general who is awaiting his next court hearing involving a fatal crash has announced his promotion in the Army Reserves. Jason Ravnsborg posted on Facebook that he is now a full Colonel in the Army Reserves. He’s been in...

Texas church gunman likely planned mass shooting for months

Apr. 08, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The man who killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church in 2017 appeared to have been planning months before, according to testimony at a trial in a lawsuit alleging the Air Force failed to flag a conviction that might have prevented him from legally...

Israel, Palestinians at odds over deadly West Bank shooting

Apr. 06, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the Palestinians put forth competing claims after Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man early Tuesday at a temporary vehicle checkpoint in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem. The military said the soldiers thwarted an attempted...

Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

Apr. 06, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people, a prosecutor said Tuesday, an announcement coming just as Tehran begins indirect negotiations with the West over its collapsed...

Iran media quote outgoing Tehran military prosecutor saying 10 officials indicted for 2020 shootdown of Ukrainian plane

Apr. 06, 2021 03:00 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran media quote outgoing Tehran military prosecutor saying 10 officials indicted for 2020 shootdown of Ukrainian plane.

Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort Sill

Apr. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female soldier's allegations that she was sexually assaulted, the Army post's commanding general said. Late last month, the soldier who...

New Mexico court rules on military pensions in divorce cases

Apr. 01, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico courts can't order a veteran to reimburse a former spouse for a share of the veteran's military pension under a divorce agreement that ended when the veteran opted to receive disability benefits instead, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader's entry shakes up planned vote

Apr. 01, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said Wednesday, in a last-minute shakeup that could severely weaken President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and help its militant Hamas...