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100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The victims of attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations - a Canadian with an adventurous spirit, a Portuguese woman celebrating her 74th birthday, a 3-year-old Spanish boy enjoying a day out with his family....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago - he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers through black neighborhoods in Greensboro....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
No bond for suspect in officers' fatal shooting in Fla.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida will be staying in jail after a judge denied him bond Sunday, saying there was probable cause for his first-degree murder charge...

Sunday, August 20, 2017




Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group....

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safety

BERLIN (AP) -- The Turkish judge sits in a busy cafe in a big German city. Thirteen months ago, he was a respected public servant in his homeland. Now he is heartbroken and angry over the nightmarish turn of events that brought him here....

Sunday, August 20, 2017