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This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Taylor, a former Green Beret and his son, Peter Taylor, 27, were arrested Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Massachusetts on charges they smuggled Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box in December 2019, while he awaited trial there on financial misconduct charges. (DHA via AP)

Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge

May. 21, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives, the former Green Beret had a hard-earned reputation for taking on dicey assignments. Over the years, Taylor had been hired by parents to rescue abducted children. He went...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaou, the only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, Al-Qaida and the Islamic State.   In a handwritten court motion Moussaoui filed with the federal court in Alexandria last April 2020, Moussaoui wrote, “Ï denounce, repudiate Usama bin Laden as a useful idiot of the CIA/Saudi. I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the U.S.”  (Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

May. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006...

Sri Lanka threatens to leave int'l organizations over rights

May. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president said Tuesday that he will withdraw the country from any international organization that continuously “targets” the military with allegations of human rights violations during its long civil war. Speaking at an event marking the 11th...

FILE - In this April 3, 2020, file photo, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is docked along Kilo Wharf of Naval Base Guam. The USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, the ship's captain said Monday night, May 18, nearly two months after the aircraft carrier pulled into Guam with a rapidly growing outbreak of the coronavirus. (Rick Cruz/The Pacific Daily via AP, File)

Carrier sidelined by coronavirus heads back to sea this week

May. 19, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The USS Theodore Roosevelt will return to sea later this week, nearly two months after the ship was sidelined in Guam with a rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak, U.S. officials said as the crew finished final preparations to depart. In an interview from the aircraft carrier, Navy Capt....

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Mohammed Alshamrani. The Saudi student opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday before one of the deputies killed him. The FBI has found a link between the gunman in a deadly attack at a military base last December and an al-Qaida operative. That's according to a U.S. official who spoke to The Associated Press on Monday. (FBI via AP)

FBI: Shooter at Pensacola base coordinated with al-Qaida

May. 18, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as they lashed out at Apple for failing to help them open the shooter's...

UN team reports new evidence against Islamic State in Iraq

May. 18, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. investigative team says it has made “significant progress” in collecting new sources of evidence in Iraq against Islamic State extremists, including over 2 million call records that should strengthen cases against perpetrators of crimes against the Yazidi minority...

USAF rejects Wisconsin Guard sergeant's reprisal allegations

May. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force investigators have rejected a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant's allegations that his commanders retaliated against him and tried to force him out of the service after he complained about sexual assaults in his unit. The Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General's...

FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks after visiting facilities at a Mexican Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients suffering from Covid-19, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said that sections of 80 public hospitals were being isolated and prepared with an average of eight beds and respirators to care for an expected influx of patients with the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico authorizes military policing for 4 more years

May. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president published a decree Monday authorizing the armed forces to participate in civilian law enforcement for four more years, to March 2024. Mexican soldiers and marines have been implicated in serious rights abuses, and activists have pressed Mexico to train and equip...

Man to plead guilty to romance con of 'black-ish' star

May. 8, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of romancing “black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis and three other women to con them out of money for his phony businesses agreed Friday to plead guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud, prosecutors said. Antonio Wilson, 57, of Santa Monica, acknowledged conning the...

Feds: Suspect planned to use pipe bombs against police

May. 6, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man arrested after the FBI found four pipe bombs at his house told investigators he planned to use them against any law enforcement officers who tried to seize his weapons, U.S. prosecutors said. Bradley Bunn, a 53-year-old Army veteran, was arrested Friday after FBI agents...