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US lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

Sep. 25, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States. Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and...

Ex-NSA worker sentenced for taking secret documents home

Sep. 25, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency employee was sentenced Tuesday to 5 ½ years in prison for taking what prosecutors described as a "massive trove" of top secret U.S. defense materials back to his Maryland home over a period spanning years. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City,...

Watchdog: MDs with convictions hired to examine immigrants

Sep. 25, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One physician appointed to examine immigrants was convicted of solicitation of capital murder because he tried to hire a hit man to kill a dissatisfied patient in Houston. Another had a history of sexual misconduct and exploitation of female patients. And a third was disciplined for...

The Latest: US to warn Iran of 'hell to pay' for defiance

Sep. 25, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:35 p.m. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will warn Iran of "hell to pay" and "serious consequences" if it defies the U.S. Bolton was to deliver a speech Tuesday in New York featuring rhetoric that is tough even by...

US national security adviser John Bolton to warn of 'hell to pay' and 'serious consequences' in tough Iran speech

Sep. 25, 2018 2:32 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — US national security adviser John Bolton to warn of 'hell to pay' and 'serious consequences' in tough Iran speech.

Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

Sep. 25, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Tuesday convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions. The Criminal Court in Bangkok found all nine guilty of two...

US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

Sep. 24, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of...

National Security adviser Bolton: US troops not leaving Syria 'as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders'

Sep. 24, 2018 11:15 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — National Security adviser Bolton: US troops not leaving Syria 'as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders'

In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Sep. 24, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step to quash separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong...

Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds

Sep. 23, 2018 11:18 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds.