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Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing

Jun. 19, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal authorities said in announcing the man's arrest Wednesday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an...

Prosecutors to appeal would-be bomber's 16-year sentence

Jun. 19, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to appeal the 16-year prison sentence given to a man for trying to kill hundreds of people by detonating what he thought was a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar in 2012. Prosecutors requested a 40-year sentence for Adel Daoud, who entered an Alford plea last...

Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

Correction: Phoenix Airport-TSA Officers Injured story

Jun. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story June 18 about a man who tried to rush through a security checkpoint at the Phoenix airport, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two federal officers were injured as they tried to subdue him. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says five TSA...

Sheriff: Louisiana man linked to 4 random shooting deaths

Jun. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb, and ballistics evidence connects him to a fourth death inside the city limits, a Louisiana sheriff said Wednesday. Sean Barrette of Metairie was arrested late Tuesday...

APNewsBreak: Man 'mad as hell' Kansas shuts racial bias case

Jun. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A black man who was detained by police while moving into his home said Wednesday that Kansas regulators investigated his racial bias complaint and closed the case with no further action. "I'm mad as hell," Karle Robinson told The Associated Press of the letter that he shared with the...

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday...

2 arrested in gun death of 5-year-old boy in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two family members who dropped a 5-year-old boy off at a Wisconsin hospital and left him there with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound were arrested Wednesday, police said. The child, Dakari Weldon, was shot Monday at a home in Kenosha and taken to Froedtert South Hospital....

Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

Jun. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data or release any new details of how and why people die under the watch of law enforcement. The information vacuum is...

Man arrested in connection with death of soccer player Sala

Jun. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala arrested a man on Wednesday on suspicion of manslaughter. A single-engine aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel on Jan. 21. The body of Sala, who had just signed for Cardiff City...