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US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday.

Nigerian military says leader of IS-linked group is dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claimed Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in the northeast, had died. There was no immediate confirmation from the militants.
Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port.
Coast Guard: California oil spill likely 25,000 gallons

Coast Guard: California oil spill likely 25,000 gallons

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Bow-and-arrow killings in Norway seen as an 'act of terror'

Bow-and-arrow killings in Norway seen as an 'act of terror'

KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway's capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where violent
Jan. 6 panel sets vote on contempt charges against Bannon

Jan. 6 panel sets vote on contempt charges against Bannon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has set a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after he defied the panel's subpoena on Thursday.
Murdaugh charged with taking insurance money in maid's death

Murdaugh charged with taking insurance money in maid's death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper, state police said Thursday.
Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

Mali's Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — It’s been nine years since Islamic extremists in northern Mali arrested Zahra Abdou on charges of showing her hair and wearing an outfit they said was too tight.

Clashes intensify in key Yemen province, 140 fighters killed

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemen’s government forces and the country’s Houthi rebels in the central province of Marib killed at least 140 fighters this week, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday.
Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for elections that will be the country's first of the pandemic. At stake in the Oct.