Lebanese have little hope blast probe will lead to truth

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over wh...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2020. There are 139 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Catholic service to honor life of slain solider in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Mourners will gather Friday in Houston to honor the life of a slain Texas soldier whose story has renewed a push for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment ...

Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leading terror suspect who has been linked to beheadings of hostages, including two Canadians and a Malaysian, has surrendered after being wounded in battle, officials sai...

Three men exonerated in 1983 murder file federal lawsuit

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men who were wrongly imprisoned for more than 35 years each for a murder they did not commit filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Baltimore police, saying authorities coerce...

Prosecutors: Man sought to have his child porn victim killed

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who sought and exchanged sexually explicit videos and images with a 13-year-old New York girl paid $20,000 in bitcoin in a bid to have the child victim murdered be...

Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group will be released early because of the...

Insurers to help pay 6 exonerated in Nebraska slaying

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes $28.1 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder reached a settlement with several insurance companies to help pay part of the judgment. ...

Indonesian-Taiwanese woman fatally stabbed in massage parlor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian-Taiwanese masseuse was allegedly fatally stabbed by her Taiwanese boyfriend at a massage parlor in northern Taiwan on Aug. 7. At 10:20 a.m. on Aug. 7 in H...

Relatives of murdered Taiwanese businessman dispute Indonesian police report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The relatives of a Taiwanese businessman murdered in Indonesia dispute the police version of events that a relationship with his secretary was the motive behind the killin...

Ecuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president known for his wild antics has been detained in an organized crime probe as authorities investigate the murder of an Israeli man jailed in a possible...

Judge declines to revoke ex-officer's bond over Florida trip

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday declined a prosecutor's request to revoke the bond for the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks, but she clarified that the conditions of his bond do not allow him to...

Bail fund answers criticism over freeing convicted rapist

BOSTON (AP) — A bail fund in Massachusetts that's among many nationwide flooded with donations amid the country's reckoning with racism is defending itself after freeing people facing serious crimes, ...

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter's online class

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend as her daughter started her first day of online school, authorities said. A Warfield Elementary School te...

Warlord's release from US prison ups tension with Colombia

MIAMI (AP) — A last-minute battle is unfolding over the fate of a former paramilitary warlord who the Colombian government wants returned following a long drug sentence in U.S. prison. ...