New Orleans hat seller honored by France for service in WWII

NEW ORLEANS — A 99-year-old New Orleans businessman best known in the city as a proprietor of his family’s landmark hat store on St. Charles Avenue was honored by the president of France on Tuesday for his military service during World War II. Samuel Meyer, who still puts in a few days a week at … Read more

Pride flags would be largely banned in Tennessee classrooms in bill advanced by GOP lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill that would largely ban displaying pride flags in public school classrooms was passed by the GOP-led Tennessee House on Monday after Republicans cut a heated debate short. The 70-24 vote sends the legislation to the Senate, where a final vote could happen as early as this week. The motion to … Read more

New York City honors victims of 1993 World Trade Center bombing

NEW YORK — New York City is marking the anniversary of the 1993 bombing at the old World Trade Center that blew apart a van parked in an underground garage, killing six people and injured more than 1,000. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is holding a memorial Mass on Monday morning … Read more

Man charged with beheading father carried photos of federal buildings, bomb plans, DA says

The suburban Philadelphia man charged with decapitating his father and posting a video online in which he held up the severed head had a device with photos of federal buildings and apparent instructions for making explosives when he was arrested, authorities said Thursday. Justin Mohn, 32, faces a dozen new charges, including terrorism and theft, … Read more

Court uphold life sentences for Atlanta Olympics and abortion clinic bomber

ATLANAT — ATLANAT (AP) — A man sentenced to life imprisonment for fatal bombings at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and an Alabama abortion clinic will not get a chance at a new sentence, an appeals court ruled Monday. A three-judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that Eric Robert Rudolph remains … Read more

Massachusetts man arrested for allegedly threatening Jewish community members and to bomb synagogues

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening to kill members of the state’s Jewish community and a bomb local synagogues, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said. John Reardon, 59, of Millis, Massachusetts, allegedly called Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, Massachusetts, on Jan. 25 and left a voicemail making several threats … Read more

Families of those killed in the 2002 Bali bombings testify at hearing for Guantanamo detainees

FORT MEADE, Md. — Relatives of some of the 202 people killed in a pair of bombings on the resort island of Bali testified Wednesday of lives wrecked and families shattered in the attacks more than 20 years ago, speaking at a U.S. sentencing hearing at Guantanamo Bay for two Malaysian men in the case. … Read more

U.S. targets Iraqi airline, its CEO and Hamas cryptocurrency financiers for sanctions

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Monday hit Iraqi airline Fly Baghdad and its CEO with sanctions, alleging assistance to Iran’s military wing — and in addition, imposed a fifth round of sanctions on the militant group Hamas for abuse of cryptocurrency since the October 7 terrorist attack on Israel. The sanctions come … Read more

Former firefighter accused of planting explosives near California roadways pleads not guilty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former firefighter with a previous arson conviction has been arrested on suspicion of detonating a homemade bomb and planting several other explosive devices along roadways across two Northern California counties, authorities said. The 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty last week to multiple felony charges including possessing and exploding an explosive device … Read more