Tag: associated press

U.S. Diplomats In Cuba May Have Been Targeted By Secret Sonic Weapons

Several U.S. diplomats had to leave Havana last year after they mysteriously started to lose their hearing, and officials said an advanced sonic weapon is to blame, The Associated Press reports. The hearing loss began in the fall of 2016, and a U.S. investigation determined that the diplomats had been attacked by a weapon that…

ISIS Stronghold Hit by Coalition Airstrikes [VIDEO]

According to The Associated Press and a local activist group, the U.S.-led coalition battling against ISIS pounded the extremists’ stronghold of Raqqa with more than a dozen airstrikes late Thursday. Cairo-based AP journalist John Gambrell said on Twitter, the Syrian city faced the heaviest barrage since a Jordanian pilot was captured when his jet crashed…

[VIDEO] 2 AP journalists shot in Afghanistan

Two journalists working for The Associated Press have been shot in Afghanistan, one of them fatally, the news agency said Friday. The Associated Press said the slain journalist was Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer. She was shot in the country’s eastern Khost province. The second journalist targeted by the gunman was Kathy…

Scarborough, Carl Bernstein Shred ‘Inexcusable’ Seizure Of AP Phone Records: ‘Beyond Incompetence,’ It’s ‘Sinister’

Morning Joe opened the show on Tuesday with a roundtable discussion about the Department of Justice seizing the Associated Press’ phone records — and was joined by Kathleen Carroll, the AP’s executive editor. Arguing that the move went beyond just incompetence, Joe Scarborough charged it was “sinister.” It’s “clearly distressing,” Carroll said, to know someone…

Google Executive Chairman Arrives In North Korea

The Google chairman wants a first-hand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of one of the world’s biggest Internet companies, is the highest-profile U.S. executive to visit…

Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

In his first visit to Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid. It’s an unlikely place to deliver the message, since Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance. But Paul said in a Monday meeting with reporters that the U.S. can’t afford to keep sending…

$1 Billion Deal Major Step in Toyota Legal Trouble

With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains. The settlement — unprecedented in its size according to a plaintiff’s attorney — brings an end to…