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June 10, 2015 2:19 PM Chicago activist sentenced for immigration crime appeals

DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago activist is appealing the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship. A federal judge in Detroit in March also stripped Rasmieh Odeh of citizenship, meaning she’ll be deported, but she was allowed to remain free while she appealed. Odeh’s lawyer 18

June 10, 2015 8:32 AM European Trial Over Man Mistakenly Killed by British Police

The British government is on trial at the European Court of Human Rights over the death of a 27-year-old electrician, shot by police who thought he was a terrorist in the tense aftermath of deadly 2005 London subway bombings. Jean Charles de Menezes' death caused widespread indignation. A British police inquiry found internal mistakes about how authorities 22

June 9, 2015 6:53 PM Bombings target public places, Iraqi security forces, killing 18 people in and around Baghdad

BAGHDAD – A series of bombings targeting public places and Iraqi security forces killed 18 people in and around Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place on Tuesday night, when a car bomb went off near restaurants and shop in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding 20 there, police officials said. Several 32

June 5, 2015 8:42 AM Friends of Boston Marathon bomber face sentencing

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis leaves Federal Court after testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial in Boston. Dukakis has written a letter of support for a friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Robel Phillipos, as a judge prepares to sentence him for lying 26

June 3, 2015 2:34 PM Officials Say Bombings Kill 11 People in Iraq's Capital

Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places have killed 11 people around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say a bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon near car spare parts shops in the Basmaiya area, just southeast of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 11. Later on, police say a bomb blast killed three people in a commercial street 35

May 29, 2015 8:11 AM Iraqi authorities raise death toll from Baghdad hotel attacks to 15 people

BAGHDAD – Authorities in Iraq have raised the death toll from bombings that targeted two top hotels in Baghdad to 15 people, with another 42 wounded. The double attack occurred late Thursday when two separate car bombs went off in the parking lots of the Cristal, formerly Sheraton, and Babil hotels. Initial reports said 10 people were killed and 27 wounded 36

May 20, 2015 11:42 PM Iraq: How did we get here?

A woman inspects the aftermath of a car bomb attack on a store in Baghdad on Sunday, August 11. Bloodshed erupted Saturday throughout Iraq as dozens were killed and more than 190 wounded in a wave of bombings amid Eid festivities, which mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Mourners prepare to bury a man killed in a mortar attack in Falluja, Iraq, on Tuesday 21

May 15, 2015 2:42 PM Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life in embassy bombings

A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to life in prison for aiding in the bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998 that killed 224 people. Khalid Al-Fawwaz was arrested in London the same year as the bombings, and was extradited to the US 14 years later. Al-Fawwaz has been called Bin Laden's spokesman and al-Qaeda's media adviser 32

May 15, 2015 9:44 AM IS Group Seizes Government Compound in Iraq's Ramadi

An Iraqi official says Islamic State militants have captured the main government compound in Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, after fierce clashes with security forces. Ramadi's Mayor Dalaf al-Kubaisi says the militants raised the black flag of the IS group over the area on Friday after troops were forced to withdraw from the compound 11

May 13, 2015 6:04 PM Latest on Boston Trial: Defense Urges Jury to Keep Open Mind

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) lead defense lawyer is appealing to jurors to keep an open mind as they decide whether he lives or dies. Judy Clarke began her closing argument by telling jurors they've already convicted Tsarnaev and found that the 2013 attack was a "senseless and catastrophic act." Clarke urged 25 4