U.S. Drone Kills Leader Of Taliban In Pakistan - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

U.S. Drone Kills Leader Of Taliban In Pakistan

Pakistan - DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Intelligence officials and militant commanders say the Pakistani Taliban are meeting to choose a new leader after their chief was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
    
They say the Taliban's leadership committee is meeting at an undisclosed location Saturday in the North Waziristan tribal area, the same region where a U.S. drone strike killed the group's leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, on Friday.
    
Drones were still flying over North Waziristan Saturday. Witnesses say Mehsud's supporters in two towns were firing at them in anger.
    
The officials and five Taliban commanders interviewed by phone say two candidates are Mullah Fazlullah, the Pakistani Taliban chief for the northwest Swat Valley, and Khan Sayed, the leader in the South Waziristan tribal area.
    
They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to media.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

11/1/2013 11:00:32 PM (GMT -7:00)
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Spokane woman finds baby left in freezing car

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:33 PM EST2018-02-23 01:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Picture this, a baby freezing, bawling, and alone in the back seat of a car. That's what one Spokane woman stumbled upon in a South Hill parking lot. "Complete shock," Windy Delandro said. A frightening sight, Delandro says she saw what looked like a six-month old sitting in her car seat, car turned off, tears streaming down the little girls cheeks. "I looked around to see if I could find anybody, see something, I told my mom 

    >>
  • Fatal apartment fire at Hartson and Perry on Spokane's lower south hill

    Fatal apartment fire at Hartson and Perry on Spokane's lower south hill

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-02-23 13:46:40 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is dead in a fatal fire at the Liberty Park Terrace Apartments on the lower South Hill. The fire was confined to one apartment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building was evacuated but everyone has returned back inside. No roads blocked at this time. BREAKING: Fatal Apartment Fire at Hartson and Perry>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- One person is dead in a fatal fire at the Liberty Park Terrace Apartments on the lower South Hill. The fire was confined to one apartment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building was evacuated but everyone has returned back inside. No roads blocked at this time. BREAKING: Fatal Apartment Fire at Hartson and Perry>>
  • Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for removing medal

    Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for removing medal

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:49 AM EST2018-02-23 15:49:37 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-24 00:00:53 GMT
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

    >>

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

    >>
  • Woman told FBI Florida shooting suspect is 'going to explode'

    Woman told FBI Florida shooting suspect is 'going to explode'

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-02-23 23:30:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode." That's according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 tip to the FBI's call center, which was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The FBI has acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. But the transcript, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, provides new details.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode." That's according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 tip to the FBI's call center, which was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The FBI has acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. But the transcript, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, provides new details.

    >>
  • The Latest: GOP lawmaker changes mind on assault weapon ban

    The Latest: GOP lawmaker changes mind on assault weapon ban

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-02-23 22:52:07 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    AP PhotoAP Photo

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A Republican lawmaker from Florida and a longtime member of the National Rifle Association says he now supports an assault weapon ban. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and lost both legs when a roadside bomb detonated. He is serving his first term in the House. Writing in The New York Times, Mast says he didn't worry about ...

    >>

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A Republican lawmaker from Florida and a longtime member of the National Rifle Association says he now supports an assault weapon ban. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and lost both legs when a roadside bomb detonated. He is serving his first term in the House. Writing in The New York Times, Mast says he didn't worry about ...

    >>