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Norway holds Muslim cleric for 4 weeks after Italy trial

Jul. 18, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian court has ordered an Iraqi-born Muslim cleric held in custody for four weeks after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Italy for terror offenses. The Oslo District Court said Wednesday there is a risk that Mullah Krekar could flee. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said...

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

Jul. 18, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House effort to hold Trump administration officials in contempt over (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The White House is slamming the Democrat-controlled House's vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply...

Former death row inmate could learn whether he'll go home

Jul. 18, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 49-year-old Jordanian man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row could soon find out whether he is going home. Judge J. Patrick Foley III in Hamilton County will hear Thursday whether an agreement has been reached in the case of Ahmad Fawzi Issa (AH'-mahd FOW'-zee EE'-sah). Issa was...

Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters

Jul. 18, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed. After a...

Au pairs could soon learn whether they will get payments

Jul. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Low-paid childcare workers from around the world could soon learn whether they will be getting payments from a proposed $65.5 million class action settlement. A federal judge in Denver is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on whether to grant final approval to the deal, which was announced...

Jury deliberates for 2nd day on penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors are set to resume deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student deserves the death penalty for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday will be their second day of deliberations on whether Brendt Christensen should die or spend the rest...

Hawaii protesters press on to stop telescope, face arrest

Jul. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii's highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators....

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

Jul. 17, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas. Photos and video of Vice President Mike Pence's visit...

Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.

Jul. 17, 2019 11:47 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.

Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...