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Beyond World Cup: Advocates call attention to Russian abuses

Jun. 23, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Wrapped in national flags, jubilant fans dance at midnight in the streets of Moscow, smiling, laughing and cheering. While foreign spectators from all over the world are having a blast at the World Cup being hosted by Russia, human rights activists are urging them not to overlook the other...

Ex-S. Korean premier Kim Jong-pil, spy agency founder, dies

Jun. 23, 2018 2:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong-pil, the founder of South Korea's spy agency whose political skills helped him also serve twice as prime minister, first under his dictator boss and later under a man his agency kidnapped, has died. He was 92. Kim was declared dead on arrival at Seoul's Soonchunhyang...

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Jun. 23, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies...

AP Fact Check: Trump's take on immigrant crime off mark

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump got some crime and immigration statistics right Friday but was off the mark on others in an appearance with those he calls "angel families" — people who lost loved ones at the hands of those living in the country illegally. A look at how his statements...

Jewell Loyd scores 25 points, Storm beat Fever 72-63

Jun. 23, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Natasha Howard added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 72-63 on Friday night. Breanna Stewart scored 15 points for the Storm (9-4). Jordin Canada hit a floater to give Seattle the lead...

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and...

Cold case murder trial could be in jurors' hands by Tuesday

Jun. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — The murder trial of one of two white Georgia men accused of killing a black man in 1983 could go to the jury as early as Tuesday. WXIA-TV reports jurors on Friday heard a profanity-laced audio recording of defendant Frank Gebhardt and police. Gebhardt repeatedly denied any involvement...

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Ex-deputy attorney general to lead Minnesota sedation probe

Jun. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates will lead an independent investigation into a report that Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo...

Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

Jun. 22, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday found Arizona's prisons chief to be in civil contempt of court and fined the state $1.4 million for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates. The decision involving Corrections Director Charles Ryan stems from the state's acknowledged failure to follow through...