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Bus set on fire in Northern Ireland amid post Brexit tension

Nov. 08, 2021 05:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A bus has been hijacked and set on fire in Northern Ireland, amid discontent over the trade deal struck as part of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Four masked men boarded the double decker bus on Sunday on the outskirts of Belfast. The...

Hezbollah member wanted for role in 1985 hijacking dies

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ali Atwa, a senior Hezbollah operative who was on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in one of the most notorious plane hijackings in aviation history, has died, the Lebanese militant group said Saturday. Atwa, who was believed to be in his early...

US faith leaders recall Sikh's bias killing post Sept. 11

Sep. 16, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi was helping plant a flower bed at his Arizona gas station when he was shot dead by a man seeking to avenge 9/11. Mistaken for an Arab Muslim because of his turban and beard, Sodhi was the first person to die in a wave of bias crimes...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

Kenosha News. September 12, 2021. Editorial: Flight for Life’s Burlington hub is good news We all hope that we never have to have 911 called for us or for any of our loved ones. We especially hope and pray that it’s not so serious that Flight For...

9/11 bravery award given to woman who helped drowning man

Sep. 12, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who helped save a drowning man this summer has been awarded a civilian bravery award honoring a local flight attendant who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Annette Szivos, of Gardner, received the Madeline Amy Sweeney Award for...

The Latest: Ex-Afghan leader hosts tribal elders on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s first 2001 post-Taliban president Hamid Karzai marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America with a meeting of tribal elders at his high-walled compound in the Afghan capital where he has remained with his family since the August return of...

Biden embraces message of unity on 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 11, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From an urban memorial to a remote field to the heart of of the nation's military might, President Joe Biden on Saturday paid tribute at three hallowed places of grief and remembrance to honor the lives lost two decades ago in the 9/11 terror attacks. ...

'Don’t focus on hate': World marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, grieving lost lives and shattered American unity in commemorations that unfolded just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that was launched in response to the terror attacks. ...

Former flight attendant’s collection adds to 9/11 exhibit

Sep. 11, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

BOZEMAN (AP) — Mandy deGignac’s urge to collect newspapers struck while she was still in San Francisco in the days after the 9/11 attacks. A flight attendant for United Airlines, deGignac had been working on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to ready a plane for a trip...

Pirates remember emotional post-9/11 game against Mets

Sep. 11, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Kendall remembers straining to hear the audio through a cell phone that, as the former Pirates catcher put it, “wasn’t exactly an iPhone 12.” Technology lacked on Sept. 13, 2001, two days after four coordinated terrorist attacks changed our world forever. ...