US Says Guantanamo Strike Grows; Extent In Dispute - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

US Says Guantanamo Strike Grows; Extent In Dispute

Posted: Updated:

MIAMI (AP) - One of the best known prisoners in Guantanamo says a hunger strike at the U.S. base in Cuba has grown to include 130 men in a protest over their confinement.
    
Shaker Aamer tells his lawyer that he has lost 32 pounds during the strike that began Feb. 6. Aamer says prison officials have been trying to break the strike without success.
    
Aamer was born in Saudi Arabia but has been a resident of both Britain and the U.S. There has been an international campaign to free him after he's spent more than a decade at the prison without charges. U.S. officials have accused him of links to terrorism.
    
Aamer spoke to his lawyer Friday about the strike. A prison spokesman said Monday that 39 prisoners are on strike, up two from last week.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th

    Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-10-19 06:48:02 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

    More >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

    More >>
  • The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:10:21 GMT

    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

    More >>

    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

    More >>
  • Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:38:22 GMT
    (Vernon Ogrodnek / AP)(Vernon Ogrodnek / AP)

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

    More >>

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

    More >>