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Police: 2nd mosque prayer leader killed in SW Pakistan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Saturday that a second mosque's prayer leader had been killed in as many days near the southwestern city of Quetta. Mohammad Azam was shot dead in front of a grocery store, according to Shafqat Mahmood, a police officer in Kuchlak, where the attacks occurred....

Man sentenced for threats to Arab American Institute workers

Aug. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats to workers at the Arab American Institute. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 61-year-old William Patrick Syring of Arlington sent more than 700 emails to institute...

Kilroy was here: Athens walls awash in painted squiggles

Aug. 17, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kilroy was here, and lots of his friends too. In Athens, illicit spray-painting forays leave an often-indelible mark on the Greek capital's public and private buildings, street signs and bus stops, while public artworks and even ancient ruins are not spared. Some parts of central...

Fraud plagues disaster relief efforts

Aug. 17, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken areas. Last year,...

Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $700,000 in school funds

Aug. 17, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County woman has been charged with embezzling more than $700,000 from high school student body funds. Cynthia Marie Campbell of Midway pleaded not guilty Friday to 222 felony counts. Prosecutors say Campbell was a student finance clerk at Esperanza High School in Anaheim...

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally, counter protests

Aug. 17, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S. Self-described...

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van

Aug. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder on Saturday, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack on his van that sparked a large manhunt. The suspect made his first court...

Today in History

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 17, 1987, Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide. On this date: In 1863, federal batteries...