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Israel indicts hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:00am

Israel has indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli Jew for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States that stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Lockerbie bomber's family launches new bid to clear his name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:00am

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is launching a fresh effort to posthumously clear his name.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:41am

With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight his administration's accomplishments. He also is putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown. Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration juggling a renewed health care push and demands that a must-pass government funding bill include money for the wall.

Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:40am

Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:31am

US Vice President Mike Pence has thanked U.S. service members based in America Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.

Militants ambush convoy with off-duty Iraq soldiers, kill 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30am

Iraq's military says militants have ambushed a convoy of off-duty soldiers near a town in the country's sprawling western desert, killing at least 10 and wounding 20.

Family: Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman's appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30am

The family of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter says all efforts to appeal her five-year prison sentence in court have failed.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:21am

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

The Latest: European stocks soar on French election result

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:20am

The Latest on the French election (all times local):

US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:12am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:12am

Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:12am

A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others was ordered Monday to make reparation payments but avoided jail time.

AP journalist covering Kashmir protest helps injured teen

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:05am

He was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But when an 18-year-old was hit in the head and began bleeding profusely, the Associated Press photographer put down his camera and rushed in to help her.

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis in Afghanistan to assess war needs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:50am

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis in Afghanistan to assess war needs.

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

Sylvie Corbet and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42am

French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

Officials: Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following weekend attack on army base that killed more than 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:40am

Officials: Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following weekend attack on army base that killed more than 100.

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:12am

President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday, amid speculation that Pyongyang could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test.

France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:04am

France's far right is reaching out to voters who backed the defeated far-left contender, hoping to peel away voters from the extremes of the political spectrum.

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:24pm

President Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported Monday.