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Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content. The block on social media including Facebook and...

'Today' co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager expecting 3rd child

Apr. 22, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Today" show co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her third child. The 37-year-old journalist shared the news with colleagues during Monday morning's show. The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child. She joined...

The Latest: Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers

Apr. 22, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sri Lanka's president has given the military sweeping war-time powers to arrest and detain suspects following a series of Easter Sunday bombings that killed at least 290 people. President...

Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

Apr. 22, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said Monday. The coordinated...

Nothing wrong with help from Russians, Trump lawyer says

Apr. 22, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special...

New indictment expands case against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

Apr. 22, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on fresh breach of trust charges that expand their allegations of financial misconduct outside Japan. After the indictment, Ghosn's lawyers filed a request for his release on bail, the Tokyo District...

A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war. A look at a troubled history marked by ethnic and religious divides: ___ YEARS OF WAR Sri Lanka, an island nation of some 23 million...

Japanese media report Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn indicted on new breach of trust charges.

Apr. 22, 2019 12:41 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media report Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn indicted on new breach of trust charges. .

Homeless shelter, looming IPOs have San Francisco on edge

Apr. 22, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down...

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in...