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Police: Indonesian couple carried out Philippine bombing

Jul. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police said they believe an Indonesian husband and wife, who had taken part in a government deradicalization program, carried out the suicide bombing of a cathedral in the southern Philippines in January that killed more than 20 people. Indonesia's National Police spokesman Dedi...

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic senators...

Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump

Jul. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate approves bill ensuring Sept. 11 victims' fund never runs out of money, sends measure to Trump.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Jul. 23, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk. Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the country "off the face of the earth." The president made the statement at the White House as he praised Pakistan Prime...

The Latest: Trump: China's leader acting 'very responsibly'

Jul. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 2:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks China's Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" in allowing extended protests to play out in Hong Kong. Trump was asked Monday about China's handling of the protests and said that "China...

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

Jul. 22, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing. Hashem Abedi appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday via video-link from Belmarsh Prison in southeast London. Judge Nigel Sweeney ordered the...

The Latest: Egypt aviation minister upset by paused flights

Jul. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on suspended flights to Egypt (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Egypt's minister of civil aviation says he's frustrated that British Airways suspended flights to Cairo without consulting Egyptian authorities. Egyptian Lt. General Younes Elmasry and British Ambassador to Egypt Sir...

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

US citizen charged with training Islamic State group members

Jul. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan facing terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group once boasted that he supports "the worst terrorist organization in the world," authorities said as they announced his arrest Friday. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov,...