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The Latest: Nairobi attack survivors reunite with families

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been trying to...

Final defendant sentenced in Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada

Jan. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's bodyguard in confrontations with U.S land management agents became the last of 19 defendants from 11 states to be sentenced on Tuesday in an armed standoff nearly five years ago. Brian "Booda" Cavalier, 47, of Mesa, Arizona, was told he won't serve any more...

Ex-Utah State football player denies rape charges on stand

Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player denied charges that he sexually assaulted six women while he was in college. Torrey Green testified Tuesday that he wished he had told women he dated in college he wasn't interested in long-term relationships, but he insisted he did not...

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

Jan. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the notorious kingpin. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to former President...

ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

Jan. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010,...

Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum attack refuses to testify

Jan. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with "terrorist murder" for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn't commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf. Mehdi Nemmouche, 33, is...

Trial starts for man accused of killing his family in 2015

Jan. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EST

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 shootings of his mother, stepfather and grandmother is now on trial in Tennessee. News outlets report the trial for 22-year-old Robert Seth Denton started Monday in Sullivan County Criminal Court. County Assistant District...

Belarus model arrested for Thai sex seminar pleads guilty

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported. A lawyer representing Vashukevich said...

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

Jan. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Wisconsin prosecutors say they expect to release more information soon on the case against a man charged with kidnapping...

Witness at US trial says El Chapo wanted informant killed

Jan. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To cohabitate with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was to see his excitement about the prospect of getting his life story on film, to evade the soldiers hunting him at a moment's notice and to hear him order the killing of an informant, a witness testified Monday at Guzman's...