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Texas border mayor charged with trying to rig own election

Apr. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas mayor on the U.S.-Mexico border has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory. Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina appeared in court Thursday facing felony charges that include illegal voting. His wife, Dalia Molina, was arrested on...

The Latest: UK warns against travel to Sri Lanka

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The British government is warning its citizens against traveling to Sri Lanka, amid an intense security operation after bomb attacks on churches and hotels. The Foreign Office on Thursday advised against...

Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack

Apr. 25, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

PASYALA, Sri Lanka (AP) — After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world. Then came the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, many Christians...

US says to avoid Sri Lanka places of worship, fearing attack

Apr. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people. The stark warning came as Sri...

Sri Lanka's prime minister tells AP that father of two of the suicide bombers, a wealthy spice trader, has been arrested

Apr. 25, 2019 9:04 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister tells AP that father of two of the suicide bombers, a wealthy spice trader, has been arrested.

Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event

Apr. 25, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was...

Sri Lanka's former navy chief says father of 2 Easter suicide bombers arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons

Apr. 25, 2019 4:37 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former navy chief says father of 2 Easter suicide bombers arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons.

The Latest: Body of Japanese victim returned from Sri Lanka

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 6 a.m. Japan's Foreign Ministry has confirmed one Japanese national was killed and four others injured in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. The body of the person who died was returned to Japan early Thursday....

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...

Man arrested in spate of Wi-Fi kiosks vandalism in NYC

Apr. 24, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man on criminal mischief charges for smashing up New York City's flashy sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks. New York City police on Wednesday said the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Juan Rodriguez, was seen on surveillance video hurling bricks or other objects at 42 LinkNYC...