Family of slain Mongolian seeks answers in Malaysia lawsuit
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and blown up with military-grade plastic explosives in a jungle outside Kuala Lumpur in October 2006. Her killing touched off a scandal linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, but he has repeatedly denied any involvement.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the 1MDB corruption case against former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local):
A Malaysian High Court judge has approved bail at 1 million ringgit in cash ($250,000) for former Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Judge Mohamad Sofian Abdul Razak set the bail amount and told Najib to surrender his two diplomatic passports. Najib earlier pleaded not guilty to four charges in the corruption case involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia's recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter's death.
AP FACT CHECK: Assessing Trump’s take on Ohio State attacker
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the 18-year-old Ohio State student who carried out a car-and-knife attack on his college campus "should not have been in our country."
It's unclear from Trump's tweet whether he thinks there was some failure in the screening system or whether he was offering this case as evidence to support his proposals to overhaul immigration policies, especially to restrict the entry of refugees.
The most effective weapon at Ohio State Monday may not have been a car, a knife or a gun, but cell phones.
Students across the campus barricaded themselves because word spread quickly via an emergency text that read “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
The information was not entirely accurate.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan was not wielding a gun, but did ram his Honda over a curb before he injured 11 students while slashing with a butcher knife.
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.
Ohio State attack echoes Islamic State group’s brutal calls
NEW YORK (AP) — In chillingly detailed articles in a slick online magazine, Islamic State extremists exhorted English-language readers this fall to carry out attacks with knives and vehicles.
Using those very methods, Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan injured 11 people Monday at Ohio State University, authorities say.
Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a Somali-born student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims.
The attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus shortly before 10 a.m. Monday, and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by a campus police officer, authorities said.
Proud parents are posting their kids’ early college acceptance letters on social media. And until yesterday, they were sending them to a place that seemed immune from terror attacks.
Now parents have to worry about that, too.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee and Ohio State University student, is accused of driving his car into pedestrians on campus at about 10 a.m. before he got out and reportedly began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they were investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
Fast-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his car into a crowd and then stabbed multiple people.
Officer Alan Horujko, who started on the university police force in January 2015, was responding to reports of a nearby gas leak when the car jumped a curb on campus at 9:52 a.m.