13 dead, more than 16 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued the attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.


  • Written by By ABDI GULED, Associated Press

Ousted Catalan leader vows to fight Spain's takeover

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's fired leaders will continue "working to build a free country," its ousted separatist president said Saturday, as he called for peaceful opposition to Spain's imposition of direct rule in the region.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA , Associated Press

North Korean 'masterminds' evade Kim Jong Nam murder trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — At a trial that could send two Southeast Asian women to the gallows, Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on several men at large they say masterminded and played crucial roles in carrying out the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong's Un's estranged half brother.

  • Written by By ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press

JFK files release is Trump's latest clash with spy agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their release just hours away, intelligence officials were still angling for a way to keep their secrets. President Donald Trump, the one man able to block the release, did not appreciate their persistence. He did not intend to make this easy.


  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press