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CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Nov. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was...

Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas

Nov. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been paralyzed...

Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop

Nov. 13, 2018 3:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fighting. With an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, a riven Palestinian leadership and a militant Hamas, Gaza's...

Montreal man convicted of terrorism for US airport attack

Nov. 13, 2018 3:06 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Montreal man who told investigators that his "mission was to kill and be killed" was convicted of terrorism and other crimes Tuesday in the stabbing of a Michigan airport officer. It was a slam dunk for federal prosecutors: Witnesses saw Amor Ftouhi attack Lt. Jeff Neville at the...

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel. Their old apartment had no in-house shelter, so they huddled in the stairway just before a rocket...

The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce

Nov. 13, 2018 2:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 9 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says Egyptian mediators are in Israel trying to get the government to agree on a Gaza cease-fire. Riyad Mansour, who represents the Western-backed...

Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashes

Nov. 13, 2018 1:20 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest round of fighting in Gaza is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade. The fighting in recent years has killed thousands of Palestinians and scores of Israelis, but...

Lebanon's 'lung' to Gulf markets choked by politics

Nov. 13, 2018 11:24 AM EST

AL-MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets. But lingering disputes between Lebanon and Syria, and...

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

Nov. 13, 2018 11:08 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister. Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct. 26, when...

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

Nov. 13, 2018 10:49 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people. Christophe Castaner said the most recent thwarted plot involved far-right extremists detained last...