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Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Jul. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from the...

Guam Homeland Security official sentenced for mailing meth

Jul. 16, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam Homeland Security supervisor has been sentenced for mailing methamphetamine to his workplace, a report said. Ricky Q. Sanchez, 42, was sentenced Monday to serve 30 months in prison, The Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday. Sanchez pleaded guilty in 2016 to conspiracy to...

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...

Former Idaho governor seeks investigation of mining company

Jul. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked the Trump administration to investigate possible Chinese involvement in a mining company that could compete in Idaho with a Canadian-based company that tapped Otter to serve on its board of directors. The Idaho Statesman reports in a story...

EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

Jul. 15, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union said Monday that it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. It said EU officials held talks on Monday with Sri Lanka's acting...

Bill aims to create task force to stop fentanyl trafficking

Jul. 14, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin wants to establish a task force to stop the foreign fentanyl and other opioids into the United States. The Rhode Island Democrat is a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Langevin and U.S. Reps. Peter King, a New York Republican, Max...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...

UK police urge publishers not to use leaked diplomatic memos

Jul. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating...

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants' conditions

Jul. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four House Democratic freshmen who recently toured detention stations for migrants along the Texas border told a House committee Friday of jam-packed, fetid holding areas "in front of the American flag" and accused President Donald Trump of intentional cruelty to discourage future...

New Mexico launches STEM challenge for high school students

Jul. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is asking its high school students to take up the gauntlet as part of a statewide academic challenge that aims to answer one question: How will you use science and technology to help with national security? Los Alamos National Laboratory came up with the question and...