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Deadly car bombing in Colombia underscores lingering threats

Jan. 18, 2019 12:16 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group. The Thursday...

Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officer

Jan. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack, authorities said Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said at a news conference that 18-year-old Ismail Hamed of Fountain Hills told a...

The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on

Jan. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on...

The Latest: Sheriff says Arizona man faces terrorism charge

Jan. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an 18-year-old Arizona man facing a terrorism charge (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say an Arizona man who faces a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack. At a news conference Thursday,...

10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

Jan. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy...

The Latest: Officials ID likely attacker in Colombia bombing

Jan. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the car bombing at a police academy in Colombia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Colombian authorities said they have identified the likely perpetrator of a car bombing on a Bogota police academy that left 9 dead and dozens more injured. Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez...

US peace envoy in Pakistan seeking end to 17-year Afghan war

Jan. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated conclusion to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would end the U.S.'s longest military engagement. Khalilzad has accelerated efforts to end the war since his...

Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

Jan. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge said Thursday it is "heartbreaking" to see the new government acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe, as alarm grew about a violent crackdown on people protesting a...

UN says chief truce monitor in Yemen safe after shooting

Jan. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission In Yemen charged with monitoring a cease-fire between rival forces in a key port city was leaving a meeting with government representatives Thursday when a U.N.-marked armored vehicle in his convoy was hit with one round of small arms fire, the spokesman for...

Macron: The French military will remain involved in Syria

Jan. 17, 2019 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says France will remain militarily involved in Syria this year regardless of the U.S. intention to withdraw its troops from the country. In his New Year speech to the armed forces in Toulouse, in southern France, Macron said Thursday President Donald Trump's...