Government and politics

James Moriarty, right, and Brian McEnroe, center, talk with a U.S. government official before attending the trial of their sons' accused murderer in Amman, Jordan on Sun. June 18, 2017. The fathers of two of the three American soldiers who were shot dead at a Jordanian military base are attending the latest hearing in the trial here of the Jordanian serviceman accused of killing them. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
June 18, 2017 - 3:58 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Four more witnesses testified before a Jordanian military court Sunday morning in the fourth hearing of a Jordanian soldier charged with murder in the shooting of three U.S. military trainers. The U.S. Army Green Berets were killed when their convoy came under fire at the gate...
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June 18, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran. The...
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Damaged part of USS Fitzgerald is seen at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo Sunday, June 18, 2017. Navy divers found a number of sailors' bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship Saturday in the busy sea off Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2017 - 3:54 pm
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving back down to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others — believing the ship was under...
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This image provided by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent shows the aftermath of an attack on a humanitarian aid convoy that came under fire shortly before dark Saturday, June 17, 2017, outside Damascus, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross says the humanitarian aid convoy to a besieged opposition area outside Syria’s capital has come under attack, wounding a driver and thwarting the first such mission to the area in eight months. (Syrian Arab Red Crescent via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 1:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied militias met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border Sunday for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against the Islamic State group. The development reported by...
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June 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm
KITTY HAWK, N.C. (AP) — The surf along North Carolina's Outer Banks is the training ground for Secret Service agents learning to rescue U.S. presidents and their families. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports ( http://bit.ly/2thkdFq ) that 10 agents responsible for protecting President...
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Damaged part of USS Fitzgerald is seen at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo Sunday, June 18, 2017. Navy divers found a number of sailors' bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship Saturday in the busy sea off Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2017 - 12:43 pm
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found Sunday in the ship's flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters. Navy divers found "a...
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This image provided by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent shows the aftermath of an attack on a humanitarian aid convoy that came under fire shortly before dark Saturday, June 17, 2017, outside Damascus, Syria. The International Committee of the Red Cross says the humanitarian aid convoy to a besieged opposition area outside Syria’s capital has come under attack, wounding a driver and thwarting the first such mission to the area in eight months. (Syrian Arab Red Crescent via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 11:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied militias met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border Sunday for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against the Islamic State group. The development reported by...
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Patty Farrell stands beside a memorial to her daughter in front of her home on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Colonie, N.Y.. Farrell found her daughter, Laree, dead of a heroin overdose in bed four years ago and is now lobbying for a state law setting harsher penalties for drug dealers whose product causes a death. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
June 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Four years after Patty Farrell found her 18-year-old daughter lying cold and blue in bed from an overdose, the former police detective hopes to see heroin dealers charged with homicide when their product kills. "She was the love of my life, my only child," says Farrell, whose...
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A policeman stands by a covered body on a dirt road outside Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed more than 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years". (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 18, 2017 - 10:54 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the Portugal forest fires (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Greece's prime minister has offered his Portuguese colleague Antonio Costa help in fighting the deadly wildfires in his country. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Costa on Sunday afternoon to offer his...
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June 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A mother's grief is behind a bill in New York's legislature that would allow prosecutors to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide when their wares cause an overdose death. Patty Farrell began pushing for the law after she found her 18-year-old daughter Laree...
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