UK police arrest ex-Guantanamo detainee over Syria

FILE – This is a Friday, March 3, 2006. file photo of Moazzam Begg outside the United States Embassy in London. British police say a former Guantanamo Bay detainee is one of four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses. West Midlands Police said...

vanden Heuvel: Stop the Democrats’ surrender to a blue slip

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: An archaic Senate policy is being used by a shameless Republican minority to obstruct the will of the president — and the people he was elected to represent. You’d be forgiven for thinking I was referring to the filibuster,...

Sunni anger in Lebanon against army grows

FILE — In this May 15, 2012, file photo, Lebanese army soldiers patrol after a clashes in the old market of the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. From radical preachers to irreverent taxi drivers, anger is spreading through Lebanon’s Sunni community toward the...

Ohio Man To Appear In Court In Firefighter Deaths

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio apartment building owner accused of setting a blaze that killed two firefighters is due back in court. Ray Abou-Arab was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated arson just days after a fire near downtown killed two firefighters in late January....

Arguments Set In Suit Over Ohio Village’s Cameras

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio judge plans to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a village’s use of speeding cameras. The Butler County court hearing scheduled Tuesday on New Miami’s cameras is the latest legal skirmish in the battle around Ohio over...

Opposition calls for investigation into Turkish PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An opposition party leader on Tuesday demanded an investigation into Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for alleged corruption, a day after the disclosure of audio recordings purportedly of him ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of...

Phone makers look to emerging markets for growth

Photographers swarm around a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones, left, and Samsung Gear 2’s at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness...

Dozens of students killed in Nigerian school

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a predawn attack on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors say, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned...

Study: MERS virus infecting camels since 1992

LONDON (AP) — Scientists say the mysterious MERS virus has been infecting camels in Saudi Arabia for at least two decades, and early human cases probably went undiagnosed. Since the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus was first identified in 2012, doctors have...

Website of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox offline

Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges, right, of London and American Aaron (only his first name was given) hold protest signs as they conduct a sit-in in front of the office tower housing Mt. Gox in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The website of major Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline...