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Rights groups urge Thailand not to extradite Vietnamese activist, saying he's at risk if sent home

Jun. 13, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Human rights groups urged Thailand on Thursday not to extradite a Vietnamese activist detained in Bangkok, saying he could be at risk if handed back to Vietnam. Y Quynh Bdap, who had United Nations refugee status in Thailand, was picked up by local police on Tuesday,...

Riots erupt in drought-stricken central Algeria over months of water shortages

Jun. 11, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

TIARET, Algeria (AP) — Violent riots erupted in a drought-stricken Algerian desert city last weekend after months of water shortages left taps running dry and forced residents to queue to access water for their households. In Tiaret — a central Algerian city of less than 200,000...

Ex-NASCAR driver Tighe Scott and 3 other Pennsylvania men face charges stemming from Capitol riot

Jun. 06, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

Retired NASCAR driver Tighe Scott, his adult son and two other Pennsylvania men are facing felony charges stemming from confrontations with police during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol. Scott, 75, of Pen Argyl, and three Saylorsburg residents — Jarret Scott, 48; Scott...

Man who injured police officer during Capitol riot is sentenced to 5 years in prison

May. 31, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran who was convicted of injuring a police officer's hand during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison. John George Todd III declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell...

Pro-Palestinian camp at Wayne State dismantled while MIT students walk out of commencement

May. 30, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police broke up a pro-Palestinian encampment at a Detroit university and arrested at least 12 people Thursday while more than 100 graduates walked out of commencement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the East Coast, the latest campus stress related to the...

Appeals court upholds retired NYPD officer's 10-year prison sentence for Capitol riot attack

May. 28, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a retired New York Police Department officer's conviction and 10-year prison sentence for assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol. A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals...

New York man pleads guilty to snatching officer's pepper spray during US Capitol riot

May. 25, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to charges that he snatched away a police officer's can of pepper spray during a chaotic clash with officers guarding the U.S. Capitol building during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Troy...

Man insults judge who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot

May. 24, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey electrician who repeatedly attacked police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison by a judge who called him “a menace to our society.” Christopher Joseph Quaglin argued with and...

A police officer is held in deadly shooting in riot-hit New Caledonia after Macron pushes for calm

May. 24, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia shot and killed a man Friday after being attacked by a group of about 15 people, the territory's prosecutor said, the seventh shooting death in the unrest shaking the French Pacific archipelago. The officer was in custody and an...

Prosecutor in New Caledonia says a police officer opened fire and killed a person in the riot-hit territory

May. 24, 2024 05:46 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutor in New Caledonia says a police officer opened fire and killed a person in the riot-hit territory.