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Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

Nov. 13, 2018 7:33 PM 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...

Inmate charged in fatal riot denies committing violence

Nov. 13, 2018 7:01 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware inmate charged in a deadly prison riot testified Tuesday that he did not assault or kill anyone, and that he was expecting inmates to stage a peaceful protest about prison conditions. Jarreau Ayers, who is acting as his own attorney, took the stand to give his account of...

The Latest: "Thank God!" says massacre Facebook page leader

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the 2016 killing of eight family members in Ohio (all times local): 6 p.m. A woman who has helped lead a social media group focused on the 2016 shootings of eight family members in rural Ohio says she's both shocked and relieved at news of arrests. Verlina...

UN envoy: New Iraq government plans to uproot IS extremists

Nov. 13, 2018 5:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq's new government plans to intensify efforts to uproot cells of the Islamic State extremist group and introduce "robust measures" to achieve sustainable security throughout the country, the country's U.N. envoy said Tuesday. Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council there are...

Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

Nov. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. The Defense Department says Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to travel Wednesday to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in...

The Latest: Israel's UN envoy blames Hamas for fighting

Nov. 13, 2018 4:43 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador says Security Council members that want to blame Israel for the latest fighting with the Hamas militant group in Gaza are "morally bankrupt" and rejects...

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...