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Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Sep. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "Eighteen...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

Sep. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America's longest war, in Afghanistan. Trump's 9/11 speech on Wednesday came just five days after he called off...

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. "As long as...

"The Only Plane in the Sky" is compelling history of 9/11

Sep. 10, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

"The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11" (Avid Reader Press), by Garrett M. Graff People born at least a quarter-century ago probably remember the exact details of what they were doing on that beautiful blue September day when terror was unleashed across the country. Now, 18 years later, the memories...

Trucker, mail carrier at work, teen among Texas victims

Sep. 2, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

The owner of a trucking company who was killed in West Texas had moved from Las Vegas after a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival because he thought it would be safer, a sister said. Rodolfo "Rudy" Arco, a native of Cuba, "felt that Odessa was the place to go. He sold everything in Vegas and moved there, in...

Mail carrier, high school student among dead in Texas attack

Sep. 2, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

Mail carrier Mary Granados was alone in her U.S. Postal Service truck when she was shot and killed by a gunman who hijacked the white vehicle in West Texas amid his frenzy of violence. Granados, 29, was among seven people between the ages of 15 and 57 killed Saturday. Another 22 were injured, including a toddler....

Police say no explanation yet for Texas shooting frenzy

Sep. 1, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they still could not explain why a man with an AR-style weapon opened fire during a routine traffic stop in West Texas to begin a terrifying, 10-mile (16-kilometer) rampage that killed seven people, injured 22 others and ended with officers gunning him down...

The Latest: West Texas residents grieve at prayer vigil

Sep. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local): 9 p.m. Hundreds of West Texas residents stood and bowed their heads together, reciting the Lord's Prayer at a vigil for those killed in Saturday's mass shooting. In Spanish and English, pastors asked those gathered at the...