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Neo-Nazi group member sentenced to 9 years in prison

Oct. 28, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A neo-Nazi group member was sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison in a case that highlighted a broader federal crackdown on far-right extremists. FBI agents arrested former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews and two other...

US to pay $88M to families, victims of SC church massacre

Oct. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of nine victims killed in a racist attack at a Black South Carolina church have reached a settlement with the Justice Department over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used in the 2015 massacre. The...

Sudan military leader fires 6 diplomats who criticized coup

Oct. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s strongman fired at least six ambassadors, including the envoys to the U.S., the European Union and France, after they condemned the military's takeover of the country, a military official said Thursday. The diplomats pledged their support for the...

AP PHOTOS: Summer days at the beach, in Israel and Gaza

Oct. 28, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

Though the beaches in Tel Aviv and Gaza City look out on the same cresting waves of the Mediterranean Sea, they are worlds apart -- and not just because they sit on opposite sides of a century-old conflict. In Tel Aviv, Israelis wear bikinis, shorts and tank tops that...

Party close to Thai ex-PM Thaksin names his daughter adviser

Oct. 28, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The youngest daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whose ouster by a military coup in 2006 triggered years of political instability, has taken a post with a party closely associated with her father. Thailand’s largest opposition...

Venezuela sought to swap Americans for Maduro ally

Oct. 28, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government quietly offered last year to release imprisoned Americans in exchange for the U.S. letting go a key financier of President Nicolás Maduro, according to people with knowledge of the proposal and message exchanges seen by The Associated Press. ...

‘Dads on Duty’ patrol Louisiana school to prevent violence

Oct. 28, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Violence at a Louisiana high school has stopped since a group of fathers started patrolling the campus, and the dads are aiming to expand their initiative into a movement across the parish. “Dads on Duty” started in response to a series of...

New airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray capital; kids among dead

Oct. 28, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new airstrike hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region on Thursday following several days of such strikes last week, and a Tigray spokesman asserted that six people including children were killed, as the year-long war intensifies. Government...

China defends border law after Indian criticism

Oct. 28, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday defended a new border law following criticism by India that it might disrupt the resolution of a 17-month-old standoff over disputed territory in the remote Ladakh region that has led to violent clashes. The law approved Sunday says...

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

Oct. 28, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's defense minister said Thursday that the island must defend itself and not depend entirely on others for help if China were to launch an attack, even as Taiwan's president said she had faith the U.S. would defend it. “The country must...