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South African man pleads not guilty in family axe murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:51am

A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an axe has pleaded not guilty.

Israel indicts hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42am

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

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:42am

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.

3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:40am

Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children, who have been at highest risk of death.

Xi urges restraint on North Korea in phone call with Trump

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:31am

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

London nightclub acid attack suspect charged with 15 crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30am

British police say the suspect in a nightclub acid attack that injured many people has been charged with multiple crimes.

Albania opposition blocks main roads ahead of June 18 vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:30am

Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.

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

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:21am

A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said on Monday.

Al-Qaida leader tells fighters to prepare for long Syria war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:10am

Al-Qaida's leader has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war.

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.

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.

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.

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.