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London attacker born in Britain, previously investigated

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The man who mowed down pedestrians on a London bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer on Parliament's grounds was born in Britain and was known to intelligence services, the prime minister said Thursday. Theresa May, who ...

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country as it searches for ...

At 93 years old, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe remains a jet-setter

By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president." President Robert Mugabe has visited Singapore, Ghana, Swaziland and Mauritius in the ...

Let there be light: German scientists test ‘artificial sun’

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. The giant honeycomb-like setup of 149 ...

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what Ukrainian police described as a contract hit probably ordered by Russia. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko blamed the Kremlin for Voronenkov's killing, saying Russia wanted ...

IRA chief, peacemaker McGuinness to be laid to rest in Derry

DUBLIN (AP) — The Northern Ireland city of Londonderry is filling with mourners for the funeral of former IRA commander and Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness, who helped lead his militant movement to compromise with British Protestants. Thursday's ceremony is the biggest Irish ...

No electronics on some US-bound jets from Mideast, Africa

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked ...

Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was 66. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness ...

Thailand’s coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile. After ...

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors grilled the country's just-ousted president on Tuesday in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. The questioning of Park Geun-hye ...