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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, a man writes a condolence message during the Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has claimed the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan, File)

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

Feb. 19, 2020 7:56 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot. Abbott was prime minister when the...

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 file photo, a North Carolina State Trooper stands guard during the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, an appeals court ruled that a former Trooper Thomas Wetherington shouldn't have been fired for losing his hat in 2009 and lying about it in a case that's spanned a decade and multiple trips through the courts. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hat's off: Court reverses trooper firing over lost headgear

Feb. 18, 2020 7:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper shouldn't have been fired for losing his hat and lying about it, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that's spanned a decade and multiple trips through the courts. The case of the lost hat began in 2009 when former Trooper Thomas Wetherington...

Vatican police stage new raids in London real estate case

Feb. 18, 2020 5:27 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican police on Tuesday raided the home and office of the Vatican monsignor who signed the contracts related to a botched London real estate venture that is under investigation by Holy See prosecutors. Documents and computers were seized from the office and home of Monsignor Alberto...

UN report questions police, highlights violence in Haiti

Feb. 18, 2020 5:07 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United Nations issued a scathing report on Tuesday that accused Haitian police of not protecting an impoverished neighborhood from corrupt officers and gang leaders they say shot at people and set fire to homes and cars in a recent three-day attack. The report urged local...

FILE - In this March 10, 2016 file photo, Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland talks with members of the media about the search for multiple missing children near the community of Smoaks, S.C. The suspended South Carolina sheriff already indicted on domestic violence charges now faces additional criminal charges including giving alcohol to someone under 21 and using his power to continue a sexual relationship with an employee, authorities said. The new indictments against Strickland were unsealed Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

Suspended sheriff in SC faces 13 more corruption charges

Feb. 18, 2020 4:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina sheriff already indicted on domestic violence charges now faces 13 additional criminal charges including giving alcohol to someone under 21 and using his power to continue a sexual relationship with an employee, authorities said. The new indictments against...

Police: Armed burglary suspect fatally shot by police

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in Florida fatally shot an armed suspect Tuesday near a popular tourist area, authorities said. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex after police attempted to stop a stolen vehicle a few minutes away from Universal Orlando and The Mall at Millenia, Orlando...

A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child at a school in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Pakistan government launched an anti-polio vaccination campaign in an effort to eradicate the crippling disease affected children. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Bomb kills Pakistani policeman assigned to anti-polio team

Feb. 18, 2020 4:06 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeted a police vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding three others, officials said. The police were assigned to escort health workers during an anti-polio vaccination campaign in the region. No one immediately claimed...

Official: Armed corrections officer fatally shot by police

Feb. 18, 2020 3:22 AM EST

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee. Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Greeneville, news outlets...

Vegas police decry restaurant denying officers service

Feb. 15, 2020 2:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers were refused service at a restaurant during their lunch break but the action by one employee has been disavowed by the business, the police department said. The corporation that owns the The Lodge tells police that the action Thursday by one employee...