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UK deploys 1,000 soldiers to protect key sites after bombing

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British security forces arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, identified as British-born Libyan Salman Abedi, “likely” did not act alone when he ... Read More »

The Latest: Manchester police arrest man near home of bomber

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Manchester police made an arrest early Wednesday at a house just a 10-minute walk from the home of suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Omar Alfa Khuri, who lives across the street, said he was awakened at 2:30 ... Read More »

UK school confirms student, 15, killed in Manchester blast

LONDON (AP) — The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what’s known about them so far: ___ Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to a school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with a friend on Monday night. Tottington ... Read More »

The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 a.m. As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast ... Read More »

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time. Her parents, Ryan and Shauna, took the afternoon off work, and the ... Read More »

Warning of “imminent” attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the ... Read More »

Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over concert fatal shooting

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed 31-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves, both of New Haven. Two others were injured, including 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell, of Hartford. No arrests have been made. Ward’s family ... Read More »

Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having “different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do.” Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, announced his decision at a closed-door meeting of ... Read More »

The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron walked to the British Embassy to offer support to the ambassador there, and pledged to improve intelligence coordination in Europe. He said “it’s all of free Europe that was attacked, all of Europe’s youth ... Read More »