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Hard-line newspaper: Violent Iran protesters face execution

Nov. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan newspaper made the claim, though Iranian authorities still have not offered a detailed...

Malta offers pardon for possible info in reporter’s slaying

Nov. 19, 2019 7:36 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A man arrested in a money-laundering case in Malta claims to have information identifying the mastermind behind the car-bomb assassination of a leading investigative journalist, Maltese officials said Tuesday. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he has offered an official...

South Dakota’s governor defends ‘Meth. We’re on it’ campaign

Nov. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling...

Media fighting gag order in case of missing Alabama student

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old Ibraheem...

Man charged with making explosives tutorial for terrorists

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who moved from Florida to Virginia earlier this year was trying to support the Islamic State terrorist group by posting a video online for making explosives. The Florida Times-Union reports that a federal judge in Jacksonville unsealed a criminal complaint...

Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew's effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm. While aides are trying to put the best face on his widely criticized interview with the BBC, royal watchers are asking whether he can survive the public relations disaster and...

The Latest: Coroner releases Fresno shooting victims’ names

Nov. 18, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a backyard party in central California (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A coroner’s office has identified the four people who died in a targeted shooting at a backyard party in Fresno, California. Ten people were shot in all. The Fresno County...

Denver radio station says host wasn’t fired over Trump views

Nov. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver radio station says one of its hosts wasn’t fired in the middle of his show over criticism of President Donald Trump and that his contract is still in effect. Craig Silverman said his Saturday show on KNUS-AM was interrupted with a news feed after he talked about Trump’s...

Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 PM EST

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for help Sunday in locating the owners of the “three friends traveling together...

Review: Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Nov. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces...