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Analysis: Iran's powerful Guard faces scrutiny after attacks

Apr. 13, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The recent sabotage at Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facility is just the latest setback for the country's Revolutionary Guard, though the paramilitary force is rarely publicly criticized due to its power. But with some of its...

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

Apr. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as...

Reagan's would-be assassin to pursue unconditional release

Apr. 09, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Lawyers for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan say he plans to ask a federal court to allow him to live without conditions in the Virginia home he's currently residing in with his mother and brother. In a Thursday court filing, John Hinckley Jr.'s...

Philly lawyer Sprague, active in civic affairs, dies at 95

Apr. 05, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Richard A. Sprague, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who prosecuted murderers, won high-stakes civil lawsuits and was deeply influential in state and city political and civic affairs, died Saturday evening, his family announced. Sprague, 95, died in his home in the suburb...

Man gives untold perspective on Reagan assassination attempt

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — If you’re about 50 or older, you probably remember where you were when you learned President Ronald Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt 40 years ago on March 30, 1981. Savannah cardiologist Dr. Randy Bottner definitely does. ...

Michigan board censures GOP regent for 'witches' comment

Apr. 02, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's governing board on Friday censured a Republican regent who called the state's female Democratic leaders “witches” whom the GOP would prepare for a “burning at the stake” in the 2022 election. Ron Weiser, who...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

Mar. 31, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia. His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

Mar. 30, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter's home in Virginia. His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other...

US offers $10 million reward for info on Hezbollah operative

Mar. 29, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday offered a $10 million reward for information on a Hezbollah operative who was convicted last year in the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. The State Department said the reward will be given to...

Michigan GOP chair calls top Democratic women 'witches'

Mar. 26, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of Michigan's Republican Party referred to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and two other top Democratic elected woman as “witches" that the GOP wants to “soften up” for a “burning at the stake” in the 2022 election. He also joked about...