AP Explains: Ohio attacker protested Myanmar Muslims' plight

 

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar. Muslim Rohingya face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the country, also called Burma. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution amounts to ethnic cleansing. Here are several things to know about the group:

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Juror responses raise bias questions in Ohio police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Newly released documents are raising questions about jury selection in the case of a white University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

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Self-driving truck is part of Ohio announcement on research

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology.

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Ohio State attacker stewed over treatment of fellow Muslims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law enforcement, underscoring the difficulty authorities face in identifying and stopping lone wolves bent on violence.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press; TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press; ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press