Category Archives: Associated Press

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

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A leader of the dominant Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines has ordered bells to be tolled every night for three months in a northern region to raise alarm over a renewed police crackdown that has left more than 80 drug and crime suspects dead in… Continue reading

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Officials: Slain officers didn’t have chance to return fire

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Officials say two officers in Florida who were slain while on patrol didn’t have a chance to return fire. Continue reading

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Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim

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Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Continue reading

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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun. Continue reading

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Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

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The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading

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More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

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A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed. Continue reading

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Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland’s

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Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook. Continue reading

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Omaha police purge DNA samples from controversial 2004 sweep

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Police have destroyed DNA samples collected years ago from several black men in a controversial 2004 sweep in Omaha now that a suspect in a series of rapes has been charged. Continue reading

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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

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A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. Continue reading

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Suspect killed, officer injured in early shooting in Alabama

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An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, left a suspect dead and a Homewood officer with minor injuries. Continue reading

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Mother, acquaintance in custody after child ‘tortured’

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A 9-year-old boy is recovering after Alabama police said he was tortured by his mom and an acquaintance of hers. Continue reading

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Case dismissed against man in beating of Chicago officer

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Prosecutors dropped a gun charge against a Chicago man implicated in the 2014 beating of an off-duty police sergeant after the case unraveled amid questions about the actions of the sergeant and two other officers who were with him. Continue reading

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Small earthquake strikes off Hawaii island’s east coast

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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Continue reading

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Far-right group sees anti-migrant sea mission as a success

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A far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea. Continue reading

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Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

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Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint, stabbing one of the officers. Continue reading

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El Salvador cardinal visits NY community racked by violence

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The leader of the Roman Catholic church in El Salvador is visiting a New York community that has been racked by gang violence. Continue reading

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Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

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Venezuela’s congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature’s powers. Continue reading

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Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

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About 600 residents are under evacuation orders in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon threatened by a wildfire that has closed access to part of a wilderness area and a regional highway. Continue reading

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Kansas trial to examine bias claim against Kobach’s office

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A former employee in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office alleges in a lawsuit headed to trial Monday that she was fired because she didn’t go to church enough. Continue reading

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The Latest: Nigeria’s president returns after 3 months away

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The Latest on Nigeria president’s return after three months of medical treatment in London (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment. Continue reading

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DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

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Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. Continue reading

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Getting water to Peru’s desert capital is no easy task

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Getting fresh water to Peru’s desert capital is no easy task. Continue reading

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Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey

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President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey. Continue reading

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7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of ISIS claim

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A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing rampage Saturday in a Siberian city, wounding seven people before police shot and killed him. Continue reading

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The Latest: Confederate soldier statue in NC city defaced

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The Latest on growing opposition to Confederate monuments since last weekend’s deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

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The Latest: 2 suspects in stabbing death brought to Chicago

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The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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Train derails in northern India, killing at least 5

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Officials say six coaches of a passenger train have derailed in northern India, killing five people and injuring at least 30. Continue reading

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Liquor stores closed in Turkmenistan’s capital for a month

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Liquor stores have been closed down and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of food stores in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. Continue reading

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2 Pennsylvania troopers shot, 1 person dead

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Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers have been shot and a suspect killed outside a small-town store, south of Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Jet2 asks French why flight was apparently tracked

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Budget carrier Jet2 says it has asked French aviation officials for clarification as to why a flight from Spain to Britain was apparently tracked by military aircraft. Continue reading

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Boy missing as many countries mourn Barcelona attack victims

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An Italian father who saved his children’s lives but lost his own. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Harvey heads through Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Harvey is moving through the Caribbean Sea on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula next week. Continue reading

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The Latest: Finland: Turku knife attack is likely terror act

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The Latest on the deadly stabbing attack in the western Finnish city of Turku (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Congo landslide death toll likely 200, governor says

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Authorities in northeastern Congo say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people. Continue reading

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Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

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Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized. Continue reading

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Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government stronghold

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Activists say a car bomb has killed two people in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad’s government. Continue reading

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Drone used to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico, police say

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A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said… Continue reading

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The Latest: Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flight

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The Latest on assault allegations against Zimbabwe’s first lady (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo’s widow in rare video amid fears for her safety

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A video has surfaced online showing the wife of Liu Xiaobo for the first time since the funeral of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died in Chinese custody. Continue reading

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Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland home

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Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Prince George’s County Police Department officials say in a release that 24-year-old Clinto… Continue reading

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Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN says

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The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan. Continue reading

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Taliban kill 5 police in southern Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing five Afghan police. Continue reading

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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

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Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone’s deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. Continue reading

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South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim

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Zimbabwe’s first lady is expected to make her first public appearance today since being accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in South Africa. Continue reading

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Police separate some 500 neo-Nazis, opponents at Berlin demo

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Some 500 far-right extremists are staging a march in Berlin in honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. Continue reading

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Nigeria says ailing president to return today after 3 months

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, his office announced, while giving no details on what exactly has been ailing him. Continue reading

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Russian officials say 8 wounded in Siberia stabbing attack

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Russian officials say a knife-wielding man stabbed and wounded eight people on a central street in the Siberian city of Surgut before police shot and killed him. Continue reading

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India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floods

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Officials say rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee. Continue reading

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Finnish police: stabbing investigated as possible terrorism

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Finnish police say a stabbing in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent. Continue reading

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The Latest: Spanish officials to set terrorist threat level

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The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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