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Russia: Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said a 18-year student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15 minutes. Russia's Investigative Committee,...

Federal prosecutor takes over Cologne hostage case

Oct. 17, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor's office has taken over the investigation into a bloody hostage taking in the western city of Cologne amid concerns that it was connected to Islamic extremism. The office, which handles terrorism and national security cases in Germany, said Wednesday in a...

The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

Oct. 17, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Russia's top investigative body says it has identified the man who opened fire in a college in a Crimean town, killing 18 people and wounding more than 40. The Investigative Committee said an 18-year old...

Russian anti-terrorist agency says blast that killed 10 people at Crimean college was triggered by explosive device

Oct. 17, 2018 6:38 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian anti-terrorist agency says blast that killed 10 people at Crimean college was triggered by explosive device.

Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

Oct. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron made a rare televised address Tuesday to reassure the French public that all was under control after a limited government reshuffle that followed a difficult summer. "The government is on the right track and has gotten down to the root of the problems," Macron said...

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

Oct. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states. The proposal was described to The...

The Latest: Governor: Coal export idea is 'harebrained' plan

Oct. 15, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration considering the use of military bases or other federal facilities to export fossil fuels (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says the Trump administration's idea to use military bases or other federal properties to...

AP source: Dina Powell tells Trump she doesn't want UN job

Oct. 11, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell told the White House on Thursday that she's not interested in serving as the next U.N. ambassador, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press. President Donald Trump had said the Goldman Sachs executive was on his...

China says accusations against alleged spy 'out of thin air'

Oct. 11, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati,...

Homeland Security issues another Texas border wall waiver

Oct. 10, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has issued another waiver of environmental laws to build new border barriers in South Texas, this time for roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) cutting through the National Butterfly Center and other sensitive areas. DHS posted a waiver Wednesday that lists...