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Two men walk past a Westpac bank branch in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank, agreed to pay a 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($919 million) fine for breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws, the largest ever civil penalty in Australia, a financial crime regulator said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australian bank agrees to $919M fine for money laundering

Sep. 23, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Westpac, Australia’s second-largest bank, agreed to pay a 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($919 million) fine for breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws, the largest ever civil penalty in Australia, a financial crime regulator said on Thursday....

Member state flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó urges nations to decry Maduro

Sep. 23, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:10 p.m. He didn’t get a spot at the U.N. General Assembly. But U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó still put out his own online message during this year’s gathering of world leaders. On...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, the icons for the smartphone app TikTok on a smartphone screen in Beijing. A TikTok executive told a British parliamentary committee Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020 the video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

Sep. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack" when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the popular...

Man sentenced for making false statements about ISIS videos

Sep. 21, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Auburn man was sentenced to 57 months for making false statements to the FBI during a terrorism investigation, prosecutors announced Monday. Nayef Amjad Qashou, 26, was given the sentence last week. Prosecutors said the FBI interviewed Qashou in 2018 after they received tips...

Vermont community reconsiders rules after mask-less parade

Sep. 21, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community is reviewing its requirements for parade permits after members of the town fire department held a parade to commemorate the 9/11 attacks without masks. Acting Bellows Falls Municipal Manager Charles “Chuck” Wise said he “foolishly”...

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout with militants

Sep. 20, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Sunday said two soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants during a search operation in the country’s northwest, a former militant stronghold. The operation was conducted late Saturday in the Spalga area near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan...

FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorism

Sep. 19, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday. They could face life in prison if convicted. They will appear in...

Woman suspected of selling drugs that resulted in ODs

Sep. 18, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Southern California woman with selling narcotics to several individuals who suffered overdoses, including one who died. Marisol Bolanos Hernandez, 35, faces one count of drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, the U.S. Department of...

FILE - In this undated booking file photo provided by the Clark County, Ind., Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Oberhansley. Oberhansley, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body was convicted of a murder charge Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 (Clark County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Jury convicts Indiana man accused of killing, cannibalism

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body was convicted of a murder charge Friday. Jurors deliberated for about five hours before announcing the guilty verdict against Joseph Oberhansley of Jeffersonville in Tammy Jo...

Missouri man given probation for shooting threat at Walmart

Sep. 18, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man charged with threatening to shoot people at a Walmart last year has been sentenced to probation. Nicholas Pratte, 39, was sentenced Tuesday to two years of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of making a terrorist threat,...