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Relatives of those killed when MH17 was shot down mark 10 years since tragedy that claimed 298 lives

Jul. 17, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — Grieving families recited the names and ages Wednesday of all 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago, as they marked the anniversary of the tragedy at a solemn ceremony near Amsterdam. ...

2 men sentenced in 2021 armed standoff on Massachusetts highway

Jul. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced for their role in an armed standoff on a busy Massachusetts highway in 2021 that lasted more than eight hours and caused traffic delays during a busy Fourth of July weekend. Jamhal Tavon Sanders Latimer was sentenced Tuesday in...

Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...

Movie armorer seeks dismissal of her conviction or new trial in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jul. 17, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie armorer has asked a judge to dismiss her involuntary manslaughter conviction or convene a new trial in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, alleging suppression of evidence and misconduct by the prosecution. In a court filing...

European Union court says TikTok owner can't avoid bloc's law cracking down on digital giants

Jul. 17, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok owner ByteDance can't avoid the bloc's crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court said Wednesday in a decision that found the video sharing platform falls under a new law that also covers Apple, Google and Microsoft. The EU's General Court rejected...

A German court convicts a businessman of delivering components with military use to Russia

Jul. 17, 2024 06:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday convicted a businessman of delivering electronic components to Russian firms associated with the production of military equipment, and sentenced him to six years and nine months in prison. The 59-year-old defendant, a German-Russian dual...

Former CIA official charged with being secret agent for South Korean intelligence

Jul. 17, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA employee and senior official at the National Security Council has been charged with serving as a secret agent for South Korea's intelligence service, the Justice Department said. Sue Mi Terry accepted luxury goods, including fancy handbags, and...

Papua New Guinea's sidelined minister to fight domestic violence charge in Sydney court next year

Jul. 17, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina will appear in an Australian court in March next year to fight a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. The 58-year-old appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday to have a...

Nevada county reverses controversial vote and certifies two recounts while legal action looms

Jul. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada's second most populous county certified the results of two local recounts on Tuesday, reversing course on a controversial vote against certification that spurred legal action and put Washoe County in unchartered legal territory. The 4-1...

Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

Jul. 16, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it would begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday — a step that could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The announcement followed a landmark Supreme Court order for young...