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US says Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

Oct. 27, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. ...

Navy says operator error caused Hawaii pipeline leak

Oct. 26, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that operator error caused it to release 1,618 gallons (6,125 liters) of jet fuel from a pipeline at its Red Hill fuel tank storage facility in Hawaii, but that the leak didn't come from any of the massive tanks themselves. ...

Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...

Air Force professor admits concealing Chinese contacts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A longtime professor at a U.S. Air Force school in Alabama has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal investigator about his contacts with a Chinese official, prosecutors said Monday. Xiaoming Zhang, 69, a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent,...

Lebanese judge charges 68 over deadly clashes south Beirut

Oct. 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge has charged 68 people in this month's deadly clashes in Beirut that left seven people dead and dozens wounded, the state news agency reported Monday. The clashes in south Beirut on Oct. 14 was the worst fighting in the capital in years...

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb separatist leadership. The exercise was held in the ski resort at Mt....

S Korea blocks army from appealing transgender soldier case

Oct. 22, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Justice Ministry on Friday blocked the army from appealing a landmark court ruling that said it unlawfully discharged the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. The ministry,...

Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work

Oct. 20, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has begun hiring more agents and support staff for its criminal investigations, as the new civilian director works to correct widespread failures that surfaced last year after a string of murders and other crimes at Fort Hood, Texas. Gregory...

New Mexico finishes tests of wells for Air Force chemicals

Oct. 19, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental protection officials have wrapped up testing of nearly five dozen private wells near a U.S. Air Force base on the eastern side of the state for so-called “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, which can be toxic to humans and animals. ...

Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel

Oct. 19, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A man is dead after falling Tuesday from a hot air balloon mid-flight, Israeli police said. The man, in his 20s, was a crew member who had been dangling from the basket when he fell, according to police. “I don’t know...