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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...

Security officers, one wearing a mask, walk in front of the Supreme Court, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombings case

May. 18, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

The Supreme Court is allowing a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings by al-Qaida of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Despite the court’s ruling, however, the victims may only ever collect a fraction of the billions of dollars a lower court awarded. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The United States is on track to withdraw several thousand troops from Afghanistan as agreed in February, even as violence flares and the Taliban and the Afghan government have failed to start peace talks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US on track to pull troops from Afghanistan despite turmoil

May. 15, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is on track to meet its commitment to the Taliban to withdraw several thousand troops from Afghanistan by summer, even as violence flares, the peace process is stalled, and Kabul struggles in political deadlock. U.S. officials say they will reduce to 8,600 troops by July...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo a campaign worker hands out signs before President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. Seven nights a week, Trump’s reelection team is airing live programming online. The shows replace his trademark rallies, which have been impossible for now by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump himself has not yet appeared in his campaign’s shows. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Sidelined by pandemic, Trump campaign turns to digital shows

May. 3, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The streaming video began and, within minutes, the president’s eldest son was musing that Osama bin Laden had endorsed Joe Biden. Subtle, it was not. Welcome to the Trump campaign, digital edition. Seven nights a week, President Donald Trump’s reelection team is airing live...

In this March 4, 2020 photo, Samera al-Huri, poses for a portrait in her home near Cairo, Egypt. As they grow more politically active, women are increasingly targeted by the Houthi rebels who rule northern Yemen. Hundreds of women have vanished into secret prisons where they are tortured and sometimes raped, former detainees and other activists say. The Houthis deny the claims, but six women who escaped to Egypt spoke to the Associated Press about their ordeals. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Women who dare dissent targeted for abuse by Yemen's rebels

Apr. 29, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Samera al-Huri’s fellow activists were disappearing, one by one. When she asked their families, each gave the same cryptic reply: “She’s traveling.” A few of the women re-emerged. But they seemed broken and refused to say where they had been for months. Al-Huri soon...