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Remember last year's Memorial Day travel jams? Chances are they will be much worse this year

May. 23, 2024 05:30 AM EDT

You didn’t think summer travel would be easy, did you? Highways and airports are likely to be jammed the next few days as Americans head out for Memorial Day weekend getaways and then return home. AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in...

Russian theater director and playwright go on trial over a play authorities say justifies terrorism

May. 20, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a theater director and a playwright accused of advocating terrorism in a play, the latest step in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent in Russia that has reached new heights since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine. ...

Conservative activist's son sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison for 'relentless' attack on Capitol

May. 17, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent conservative activist's son was sentenced on Friday to nearly four years in prison for what prosecutors said was his “relentless” assault on the U.S. Capitol, where he smashed a window, chased a police officer and invaded the Senate floor. Leo...

Man kills 2 officers at police station in Malaysia in a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah attack

May. 17, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A man stormed a police station in Malaysia and killed two police officers early Friday in what’s being investigated as a Jemaah Islamiyah terror attack. The man also injured another officer before being shot dead. Material linked to Jemaah...

Independent UN experts say radical Saudi Arabia scholar held for years should be tried or released

May. 15, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A radical Sunni scholar whose criticisms of Saudi Arabia's government and the West drew praise from the l ate al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden should be immediately tried or released from a yearslong arbitrary detention by the kingdom, independent experts...

2 men accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired attack against Jews in England

May. 14, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men accused of plotting to gun down Jews in an Islamic State-inspired attack in northwest England were held without bail Tuesday after appearing in a London court. Walid Saadaoui, 36, and Amar Hussein, 50, were accused of planning to use automatic weapons to kill...

China and Cambodia to begin annual military exercise to strengthen cooperation, fight terrorism

May. 13, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China begin their annual Golden Dragon military exercise this week to strengthen cooperation and exchange military experiences, a Cambodian official said Monday. A total of 1,315 military personnel from Cambodia and 760 from China will...

Pakistan's military says March attack that killed Chinese engineers was planned in Afghanistan

May. 07, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a suicide bombing that killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver in March was planned in neighboring Afghanistan and that the bomber was an Afghan citizen. At a news conference, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmad Sharif...

Today in History: May 4, four killed during anti-war protest at Kent State University

May. 04, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 4, the 125th day of 2024. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing...

British police officer pleads guilty to terror charges for showing support for Hamas on WhatsApp

May. 02, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to terror charges for showing support on social media for Hamas, which is designated a terror group and banned in the U.K. West Yorkshire constable Mohammed Adil admitted sharing two images on WhatsApp supporting the...