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Judge deciding what US should pay for Texas church shooting

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that might have prevented the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting. ...

Israeli man wanted in Italy cable car custody case arrested

Nov. 26, 2021 06:48 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus have arrested an Israeli man wanted by Italy for having helped spirit the 6-year-old lone survivor of a cable car accident out of Italy and to Israel, authorities said on Friday. Eitan Biran was the sole survivor of the May 23...

Orthodox patriarch blesses shrine near 9/11 memorial

Nov. 02, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

The spiritual leader of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christians gave his formal blessing Tuesday to an ornate shrine that will replace a small parish church destroyed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

Oct. 22, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. The 9/11 Immigrant Worker...

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain

Oct. 19, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. Questions surfaced...

Muslims recall questionable detentions that followed 9/11

Oct. 04, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around New York City in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, as an eerie quiet settled over ground zero, South Asian and Arab men started vanishing. Soon, more than 1,000 were arrested in sweeps across the metropolitan area and nationwide. ...

U.S. Steel Tower stands tall 50 years after its dedication

Oct. 02, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fifty years later, it’s still the king of the Downtown skyline. The U.S. Steel Tower remains Pittsburgh’s tallest building as it marks the golden anniversary Thursday of its dedication, still sitting on one of the most prestigious addresses in the...

Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán cremated in Peru

Sep. 24, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday. The cremation took place after Congress in the South American nation expedited a debate on a law to dispose of Guzmán's...

Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated

Sep. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jail. Authorities will collect Guzmán’s remains, which remain in a...

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Sep. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, de Blasio's...