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Maine woman charged in death of her 3-year-old son

Jun. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police arrested a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son in Stockton Springs, officials said. Maddox Williams died on Sunday after his mother and grandmother brought him to Waldo General Hospital in...

Veteran lawmaker to lead N. Ireland's DUP after turmoil

Jun. 22, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Tuesday named veteran lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson as its new leader, weeks after he narrowly lost the election to lead the senior partner in Northern Ireland’s government. The party said that when...

Donaldson bids to lead N. Ireland's biggest unionist party

Jun. 21, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed Monday that he will stand again for the leadership of the Democratic Unionist Party, just five weeks after narrowly losing the election to lead the senior party in Northern Ireland’s government. Donaldson, a lawmaker in the...

Man fleeing traffic stop hits SUVs, barrier, dies in crash

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — A driver fleeing a traffic stop in eastern Pennsylvania struck several other vehicles and a concrete barrier and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Northampton County coroner Zachary Lysek said 23-year-old Jimmy Nguyen was...

UK apologizes for 1971 Belfast deaths; families want more

May. 13, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The families of 10 civilians killed during a British military operation in Belfast half a century ago sharply criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday after he sent a member of his Cabinet to Parliament to apologize for the deaths, instead of doing so himself. ...

UK apologizes for deaths of 10 civilians during 'Troubles'

May. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for the deaths of 10 civilians during military operations half a century ago in west Belfast, a day after a coroner’s court determined that they were innocent victims. Johnson told the first minister...

Judge rules victims in 1971 Belfast shooting were innocent

May. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A coroner in Northern Ireland ruled Tuesday that 10 civilians killed during military operations in west Belfast half a century ago were innocent victims, clearing them of suggestions that they were shot for attacking British soldiers. Family members, who...

Former MBNA buildings may be used by school district

May. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Some of the buildings on the campus created by credit card giant MBNA may soon be housing schoolchildren. Regional School Unit 71 directors are looking into purchasing three now-vacant buildings for $7 million to $8 million to serve all the...

Ex-soldiers acquitted of 1972 murder of Official IRA leader

May. 04, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two former British paratroopers accused of the 1972 murder of an Official IRA leader in Belfast were formally acquitted Tuesday after the veterans’ trial collapsed. Joe McCann, 24, was allegedly evading arrest when he was shot dead by paratroopers in...

N Ireland leader quits after party revolt over Brexit impact

Apr. 28, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Northern Ireland announced her resignation on Wednesday after members of her British unionist party mounted a push to oust her over her handling of the fallout from Brexit and other issues. Arlene Foster said she would step down as leader of...