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Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists

Jun. 23, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A court in Iran on Thursday ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years, state-run media reported. The largely symbolic ruling underscores the...

Man pleads not guilty to trying to kill Justice Kavanaugh

Jun. 22, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was arrested near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland earlier this month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to trying to kill Kavanaugh. Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, remained in custody after his arraignment on...

Hezbollah members get life terms for Lebanese leader's death

Jun. 16, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at an international tribunal sentenced two members of the militant Hezbollah group to life imprisonment Thursday for their roles in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the deaths of 21 other people in 2005. ...

Senator: North Dakota farmer no longer in Ukrainian prison

Jun. 03, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. senator says a North Dakota farmer arrested in Ukraine on accusations he planned to kill his business partner is no longer behind bars but his status is unclear. Republican Sen. John Hoeven told the Bismarck Tribune for a story published Thursday that...

Hoeven: North Dakota farmer out jail, remains in Ukraine

Jun. 02, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota farmer who had been jailed in Ukraine since November has been released from custody, yet still remains in the eastern European country, Sen. John Hoeven said. Hoeven said work continues in regards to “fair treatment and safety” of Kurt...

Detention hearing waived in plot to kill George W. Bush

May. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man behind bars following his arrest on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush has waived his right to a detention hearing and will remain behind bars for now, according to a court document filed Thursday. Shihab Ahmed...

Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta. ...

Feds: Ohio man plotted visit to Texas to kill George W. Bush

May. 24, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man who came to the United States two years ago and applied for asylum hatched a plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush in retaliation for casualties against his compatriots during the Iraq war, the U.S. government announced Tuesday. ...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

May. 20, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the...