Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Pentagon Opens Investigation Into Whether U.S. Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians in Mosul
UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack
The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in a rampage in Westminster on Wednesday before being shot dead, reportedly used the Facebook-owned service moments before the assault. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Sky News it was "completely unacceptable" that police and security services had not been able to crack the heavily encrypted service.
Officer is Found Guilty in Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism
North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike
Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?
Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked ?Pizzagate? controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant?s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. ?I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,? he said.
Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah
A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit, which charged it had violated the terms of grants it received from US Agency for International Development (USAID). The US Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced the deal on Thursday, saying AUB would be required to pay the US government $700,000 (650,000 euros) and revise its internal policies to ensure future compliance with US law.
Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements
NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking ? a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia?s border.
Thousands flee as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia
By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is forecast to strengthen to a Category four storm before it makes landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk warned it would be the most powerful storm to hit the country since Cyclone Yasi in 2011, which destroyed homes, shredded crops and devastated island resorts.
Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores
BEIRUT (AP) ? Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.