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3 charged in southern France extremist attack

Oct. 20, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist's shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year. French regional media reported that the three are suspected of providing help to assailant Redouane Lakdim before his March attack in Carcassonne and the...

The Latest: Afghanistan says some polls to stay open late

Oct. 20, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission says that after the chaotic start to the country's first parliamentary elections since 2010 it will allow some of the worst affected polls to remain...

Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

Oct. 20, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island. China cut off contact with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government shortly after her inauguration in 2016 and has been...

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

Oct. 20, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to parliamentary elections that are being protected by tens of thousands of security forces on alert nationwide following a campaign marred by relentless violence. In some parts of the capital Kabul,...

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces. An official from the Interior Ministry said the number of security forces was increased to 70,000 from 50,000 across...

Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

Oct. 20, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday's...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney...

Pastor talks of breakdown in Turkey, but also forgiveness

Oct. 19, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The American pastor recently released after two years of confinement in Turkey said Friday that he suffered a breakdown during his time in prison and was put on anti-anxiety medication. Andrew Brunson said he was deprived of books — even a Bible — for long stretches...

US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

Oct. 19, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war. The commander, Army Gen. Scott Miller, escaped unharmed from Thursday's...

Chicago man charged with using social media for terrorists

Oct. 19, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of creating propaganda to promote Islamic State was charged Friday with conspiring to use social media to support a terrorist organization. A 58-page criminal complaint describes Ashraf Al Safoo as a key figure in a group that distributes violent videos, photos and...