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UK police arrest 2 more bomb suspects, raising total to 11

MANCHESTER, England — Police arrested two more suspects Saturday over the deadly Manchester concert bombing, as Britons began a sunny holiday long weekend under heightened security. Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were detained early Saturday in the northwest England city on suspicion of terrorism offences. Police used an explosive device …

Pope meets with steel workers in Italian port city of Genoa

ROME — Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers …

Mortuary chief: John Glenn’s remains weren’t disrespected

DOVER, Del. — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” “He was not disrespected in any way, shape or form,” William Zwicharowski …

Death toll from Sri Lanka’s landslides, floods rises to 91

COLOMBO—Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday made a global appeal as the death toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 91. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka,” …

British student sentenced to 15 years in prison for planting bomb on London train

LONDON—A British student, who left a homemade bomb on a London tube train, was given a 15-year prison sentence on Friday at the Old Bailey court here. Damon Joseph Smith, aged 20 from Rotherhithe, London, was found guilty earlier this week of unlawfully and maliciously making or having in his possession or under his control …

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Minya, Egypt

UNITED NATIONS—The UN chief on Friday condemned the terrorist attack in Minya, Egypt, saying “there can be no justification for such horrific violence.” “The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt,” said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement. …

Trump law firm calls alleged Bloom County letter a ‘fake’

NEW YORK — A law firm representing President Donald Trump is disputing internet reports that it sent a “cease and desist” letter to the creator of Bloom County. Emily M. Thall, director of business development & marketing for Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, told The Associated Press on Friday that the letter “is a fake.” The …

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump vowed Friday to crush “evil organizations of terror” following an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed more than two dozen people near Cairo and prompted the country’s leader to appeal to Trump to lead the fight against global terrorism. In a sharply worded statement, Trump condemned terrorists who were “engaged …

UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

MANCHESTER, England — British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers. Eight other men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. Authorities are chasing possible links between …

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana’s only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue the GOP’s two-decade stronghold on the …

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