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No sentence reduction for man convicted in 2015 Texas attack

Oct. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to reduce the 30-year prison sentence for an Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas, even though one of his convictions was dismissed after it was discovered the FBI had withheld...

Philippine forces kill 4 suspected Chinese drug dealers

Oct. 18, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine law enforcers backed by troops killed four suspected Chinese drug dealers who opened fire at them during a sting operation on Monday, the national police chief said. He said more than 262 million pesos ($5.2 million) worth of methamphetamines were...

Delaware court hears appeal in Carter Page defamation suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and formerly owned HuffPost. Attorneys for Page, who...

Family of man killed by FBI wants video of shooting released

Oct. 04, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Family members of a man shot and killed by an FBI agent in Oakland last month demanded Monday authorities release surveillance video of what happened. The family of Jonathan Cortez, 31, also asked for the names of the FBI agents and other law...

US, Pakistan face each other again on Afghanistan threats

Sep. 25, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other. As the Biden administration looks for new ways to stop terrorist...

Grand Forks company awarded $17 million Navy contract

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and...

Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights

Sep. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish drone base in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus could increase safety risks for thousands of commercial flights that cross the airspace around the eastern Mediterranean island, a flight safety group warned Tuesday. ...

Hungary offers to help Poland with border surveillance

Sep. 09, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government has offered to assist Poland in conducting border surveillance on its eastern border with Belarus in an effort to deter migrants from entering the country illegally, Hungary's president said Thursday. A serious...

Ex-Puerto Rico boxer charged in domestic violence case

Sep. 08, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former boxer Juan Manuel López was charged Wednesday in a domestic violence case and released under electronic surveillance after posting a $175,000 bail. The charges, including seven counts of aggravated assault and physical and...