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Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial...

 

Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take...

 

Trump won't pardon sheriff; tensions high at rally site

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump won't pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio during his visit to Arizona, the White House said Tuesday as supporters and protesters gathered near the site of Trump's latest campaign rally. Outside the Phoenix...

 

A 'Trump Doctrine'? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader...

 

White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump's young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the casual attire he wore home after the...

 

US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he...

 

Detention of famous director upsets Russia's artistic world

MOSCOW (AP) — In a move that sent a shockwave through Russia's art community, investigators on Tuesday detained a prominent theater director famous for his biting satire of Russian officialdom on charges of embezzling $1.1 million. Kirill...

 

Denmark: DNA test underway to see if body was reporter's

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say they have combed a Baltic Sea coast where a headless torso was found without finding new evidence in their investigation of a Swedish journalist who is believed to have died while on a privately built...

 

German police seize thousands of 'Trump' ecstasy tablets

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump's head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany,...

 

Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are 'on the run'

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number. "ISIS is on the run," Mattis told...

 

India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months...

 

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize...

 

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills that it claims are an invasion rehearsal, senior U.S. military commanders on Tuesday dismissed calls to pause or downsize...

 

Swastikas and bomb threat prompt WSU dorm evacuation

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of students were evacuated from a dormitory at Washington State University after students reported vandals had scratched several swastikas and a vague bomb threat onto the walls. The Spokesman-Review says the graffiti...

 

Proposed ban on Harvard social groups draws faculty pushback

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some Harvard University professors are fighting a proposal that would ban all fraternities and single-gender clubs on campus. More than 20 faculty members have signed their support for a new rule that would forbid the...

 

North Dakota commits more than $5M toward CO2 research

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Industrial Commission has committed more than $5 million toward research aimed at storing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants. The University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center...

 

Jury refuses to convict 4 in Nevada ranch standoff retrial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four defendants who were retried on accusations that they threatened and assaulted federal agents by wielding assault weapons in a 2014 confrontation to stop a cattle roundup...

 

AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated...

 

Indiana Animal Health Board warns of canine influenza

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Animal Health says dog owners should be watchful for signs of canine influenza. The board says a handful of cases have been reported in Indiana while other states have experienced significantly more....

 

Jammed: Eclipse crowds may have doubled Wyoming's population

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. The amount of traffic during Monday's eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 —...

 

Tyrannosaurus rex teeth found in public digs break records

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Participants in a public fossil dig south of Bismarck last week found two large Tyrannosaurus rex teeth, each of them setting records for the North Dakota Geological Survey. Officials say the first tooth measured about 2.5...

 

To E or not to E _ USC didn't in spelling Shakespeare's name

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to the University of Southern California might well be muttering, "What fools these mortals be" as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare's name seemingly misspelled at...

 

Bourbon, pizzas and now spaghetti sauce cover Arkansas roads

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — It's a smorgasbord on Arkansas highways, with the third food spill in as many weeks. A truck driver distracted by a GPS unit crashed near the intersection of U.S. 278 and Arkansas 24 at Camden early Monday and spilled a...

 

Pittsburgh police, FBI looking for wig-wearing bank robber

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police and FBI agents are trying to find a bank robber who wore an unkempt woman's wig to disguise himself. Despite the suspect's goofy appearance, authorities are concerned because the man also had a knife when he...

 

Movie prop money being passed as real in Pennsylvania town

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Movie prop money is being passed as though it's real in one western Pennsylvania city. Aliquippa police have posted pictures of a fake $20 bill that was passed at a local business. Although the bill looks convincingly real...

 

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