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Family members of the three victims comfort each other after lighting candles during a vigil in the town of Reading, England, in memory of three people who were killed in the Reading terror attack in Forbury Gardens in the town centre. Three people were stabbed to death by a lone attacker on Saturday June 27, in what is being treated as a terror attack.  (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Libyan suspect in court over UK knife attack that killed 3

Jun. 29, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 25-year-old Libyan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing three men to death with a kitchen knife as they sat in an English city park made his first court appearance on Monday but didn't enter a plea. Khairi Saadallah faces three counts of murder and three of attempted murder over the June 20...

Today in History

Jun. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 28, the 180th day of 2020. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) was signed in France, ending the First World War. On this date: In 1838, Britain’s Queen Victoria...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, then Rep. Cory Wilson, R-Madison, discusses a transportation issue during a House Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a federal appeals court nominee from Mississippi, despite Democratic objections over derisive comments he made about former President Barack Obama and his signature health care legislation. The GOP-led panel endorsed Mississippi Appeals Court Judge Cory Wilson Thursday on a 12-10, party line vote. The nomination now goes to the full Senate.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Senate approves 200th federal judge nominated by Trump

Jun. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved the nomination of a Mississippi judge to a federal appeals court, the 200th federal judge named by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-controlled chamber. It's the highest number of judicial nominees confirmed at this stage of a presidency in...

President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

Jun. 18, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps. The company said in a statement Thursday that...

File - This is a March 3, 2015 file photograph of then State Sen. Nancy Collins, R-Tupelo, speaking to members of the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The Senate Education committee on Thursday morning, June 18, 2020 rejected the nomination of Collins, a key ally of Gov. Tate Reeves, to the state board of education. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Senators block ex-lawmaker's nomination to education board

Jun. 18, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday blocked Republican Gov. Tate Reeves's nomination of a former lawmaker to serve on the state Board of Education, drawing criticism from the governor. Reeves nominated Nancy Collins of Tupelo to serve on the nine-member...

Sununu nominates Mason to Fish and Game exec director post

Jun. 10, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has nominated Scott Mason to serve as the next executive director of the state Fish and Game Department. Mason, of Stratford, is an outdoorsman and runs a dairy farm. Sununu appointed him to serve on the University System Board of Trustees representing...

At least 4 injured in fire; possible explosion reported

May. 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A fire tore through a central Connecticut home Friday morning, sending at least four people to the hospital while investigators tried to determine whether there was an explosion. Fire officials in Middletown said the blaze was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. in a rural area along...

Burl Cain responds to a reporter's question after being introduced by Gov. Tate Reeves as the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections during his daily coronavirus update for media in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Cain was warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, which is commonly known as Angola, for 21 years. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Mississippi prisons nominee faces Senate scrutiny

May. 24, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nominee to lead Mississippi's troubled prison system, Burl Cain, spent 21 years as warden of Louisiana's Angola penitentiary, resigning in early 2016 amid ethics questions about how public money was spent during his tenure. Advocates for inmates' rights have also condemned his...

In this May 5, 2020, photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top intelligence official, Ratcliffe, is adamant that if confirmed he will not allow politics to color information he takes to the president.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Divided Senate confirms Ratcliffe as intelligence chief

May. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Senate confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday, with Democrats refusing to support the nomination over fears that he will politicize the intelligence community's work under President Donald Trump. All Democrats opposed Ratcliffe, making...

In this May 5, 2020, photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s top intelligence official, Ratcliffe, is adamant that if confirmed he will not allow politics to color information he takes to the president.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Panel approves Ratcliffe for spy chief, sends to full Senate

May. 19, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence, sending the nomination to the Senate floor for his likely confirmation. “I'm happy we were able to get Ratcliffe out of the committee and...