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Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over his role in failing to prevent Oct. 7 attack

Apr. 22, 2024 04:32 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israel's military intelligence directorate resigned on Monday over the failures surrounding Hamas' unprecedented Oct. 7 attack, the military said, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

A Palestinian baby in Gaza is born an orphan in an urgent cesarean section after an Israeli strike

Apr. 21, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sabreen Jouda came into the world seconds after her mother left it. Their home was hit by an Israeli airstrike shortly before midnight Saturday. Until that moment, the family was like so many other Palestinians trying to shelter from the war in Gaza's...

Prosecutors to make history with opening statements in hush money case against Trump

Apr. 22, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in history, prosecutors will present a criminal case against a former American president to a jury Monday as they accuse Donald Trump of a hush money scheme aimed at preventing damaging stories about his personal life from becoming public. A...

Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

Apr. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The group gathered inside the conference room, mostly women, fell silent as the audio recording began to play. The male voice, clearly agitated, railed against what he thought had been fraud that cost former President Donald Trump reelection four years...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

Toxic: How the search for the origins of COVID-19 turned politically poisonous

Apr. 22, 2024 02:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The hunt for the origins of COVID-19 has gone dark in China, the victim of political infighting after a series of stalled and thwarted attempts to find the source of the virus that killed millions and paralyzed the world for months. The Chinese government froze...

Europe is the fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

Apr. 21, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Europe is the fastest-warming continent and its temperatures are rising at roughly twice the global average, two top climate monitoring organizations reported Monday, warning of the consequences for human health, glacier melt and economic activity. The U.N.'s...

Papua New Guinea leader takes offense after Biden implies an uncle was eaten by cannibals

Apr. 22, 2024 03:03 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape accused Joe Biden of disparaging the South Pacific island nation by implying that an uncle of the U.S. president had been eaten by “cannibals” there during World War II. Biden’s comments offended a...

Terry Anderson, AP reporter abducted in Lebanon and held captive for years, has died at 76

Apr. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Anderson, the globe-trotting Associated Press correspondent who became one of America’s longest-held hostages after he was snatched from a street in war-torn Lebanon in 1985 and held for nearly seven years, has died at 76. Anderson, who chronicled his...

From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line

Apr. 22, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Work is set to begin Monday on a $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area, with officials projecting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. Brightline West, whose sister company already operates a...

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3 Germans arrested on suspicion of spying for China, transferring info on potential military tech

Apr. 22, 2024 04:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people suspected of spying for China and facilitating the transfer of information on technology with potential military uses were arrested in Germany on Monday. Prosecutors said that the three German citizens are accused of having acted for Chinese intelligence...

Norway’s King Harald, Europe’s oldest monarch, is back at work after pacemaker implants

Apr. 22, 2024 04:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Europe’s oldest monarch, King Harald V of Norway, returned to work Monday after on a long sick leave following two surgeries to implant pacemakers. The first scheduled tasks for Harald, 87, is to receive Norwegian military officers at the royal palace...

Iran's president holds talks with Pakistani premier after arrival in Islamabad for a 3-day visit

Apr. 22, 2024 04:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi met with Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday soon after arriving in the capital, Islamabad, for a three-day visit, officials said. The meeting came as part of efforts by Islamabad and Tehran to mend ties which had been...

North Korea fires suspected short-range missiles into the sea in its latest weapons test, Seoul says

Apr. 22, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday test-fired suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, the country's neighbors said, as speculation swirled that it could soon launch a banned satellite into orbit. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapons...

The Latest | 2 suspects arrested after Jerusalem in car attack

Apr. 22, 2024 04:37 AM EDT

Israeli police said they have arrested two people after a car slammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Monday, lightly wounding three. Footage of the incident taken by a CCTV camera and aired by Israeli media showed a car plowing into three ultra-Orthodox Jews, sending at least two...

Japan's anti-monopoly body orders Google to fix ad search limits affecting Yahoo

Apr. 22, 2024 04:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s antitrust watchdog said Monday that U.S. search giant Google must fix its advertising search restrictions affecting Yahoo in Japan. The Japan Fair Trade Commission said in a statement that its recent study of Google’s practices showed it was undermining...

Israeli military intelligence chief resigns over his role in failing to prevent Oct. 7 attack

Apr. 22, 2024 04:32 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israel's military intelligence directorate resigned on Monday over the failures surrounding Hamas' unprecedented Oct. 7 attack, the military said, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

Australian leader criticizes X for failing to remove church violence content

Apr. 22, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday criticized social media platform X for refusing to remove graphic posts about a knife attack on a bishop and priest in a Sydney church last week. X Corp., the tech company founded last year by...

Chinese general takes a harsh line on Taiwan and other disputes at an international naval gathering

Apr. 22, 2024 03:50 AM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — One of China's top military leaders took a harsh line on regional territorial disputes, telling an international naval gathering in northeastern China on Monday that the country would strike back with force if its interests came under threat. The 19th biennial...

US and Philippine forces launch combat drills in the disputed South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2024 03:30 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American and Filipino forces launched their largest combat exercises in years Monday in a show of allied firepower near the disputed South China Sea that has alarmed Beijing. The annual exercises by the longtime treaty allies will run until May 10 and...