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Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

LONDON (AP) — A motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists near Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday and police are treating the incident as an act of terror. A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with rush-hour commuters before slamming into a barrier. Two…

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: A car crashes into pedestrians outside British Parliament, primary season comes to Wisconsin and Minnesota, Trump threatens Cuomo. 1. PEDESTRIANS INJURED IN CRASH OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT IN LONDON A car slammed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament,…

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying that freedom of speech in Hong Kong does not…

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. Police spokesman Hans Lippens said Tuesday that initial reports indicate that about 80 cars were set ablaze overnight, chiefly in Sweden's…

The Latest: Police treat London crash as terrorist incident

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local): 10:30 a.m. London's Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident. Authorities said in a statement Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist…

Russia to help UN with patrols along Syria-Israel frontier

TAL KROUM, Syria (AP) — The Russian military says its forces in Syria will help the U.N. peacekeepers fully restore their patrols along the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko said on Tuesday that the Russian military police have set up four checkpoints in the area and plan to…

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers. The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana, 44, was arrested on May 18, about two years after her case triggered a riot in Tanjung Balai, a port…

Uganda opposition figure detained after his driver is slain

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Uganda has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones, a military official said Tuesday. Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was held overnight in a police cell in the northwestern town of Arua, where he and other politicians,…