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Biden to create cybersecurity standards for nation's ports as concerns grow over vulnerabilities

Feb. 21, 2024 06:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order and create a federal rule Wednesday aimed at better securing the nation's ports from potential cyberattacks. The administration is outlining a set of cybersecurity regulations that port operators must...

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack that saw explosions strike natural gas pipeline

Feb. 21, 2024 03:17 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline caused the multiple explosions that struck it a week ago, Iran's oil minister alleged Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies amid Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip....

China-born Australian democracy blogger won't appeal suspended Chinese death sentence

Feb. 21, 2024 02:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with his family saying Wednesday a legal challenge would be detrimental to his welfare. Yang Hengjun was found guilty of espionage...

Connecticut trooper who fatally shot man in stopped car set to go on trial

Feb. 21, 2024 00:38 AM EST

A Connecticut state trooper who killed a 19-year-old man while firing seven gunshots into a stopped car in 2020 is set to stand trial for manslaughter. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of Trooper Brian North. North has pleaded not guilty to first-degree...

Family friend of Texas girl Audrii Cunningham facing charges in 11-year-old's death, prosecutor says

Feb. 21, 2024 00:34 AM EST

A family friend of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham was in jail Wednesday as prosecutors say they plan to charge him in the girl's death after her body was found in a river near her rural Texas home. Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said the body of the young girl — who went missing...

What's the latest in the investigation of the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade?

Feb. 21, 2024 00:20 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have charged two men with murder in a shooting during a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration that left one person dead and roughly two dozen others injured. The arrests came after police announced Friday that they had detained two...

Jury selection begins for trial of "Rust" armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 21, 2024 00:11 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico want more accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.” Before Baldwin's case progresses, the armorer on the set will be tried on...

Taekwondo instructor killed his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents, Sydney police say

Feb. 20, 2024 23:02 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A taekwondo instructor killed a 7-year-old student at his academy and the boy's parents before going to a Sydney hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body, police said Wednesday. Kwang Kyung Yoo, owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts...

A widow and 2 powerful officials indicted: Takeaways from the probe into Haiti president's slaying

Feb. 20, 2024 22:56 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge who investigated the 2021 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has indicted some 50 suspects in the case, including the slain president's widow, the former prime minister and the former head of Haiti's national police force. The...

Flint man becomes first person charged under Michigan's new gun storage law

Feb. 20, 2024 22:34 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man was charged Tuesday under the state's new law requiring safe storage of guns after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver the day after the law took effect. The 44-year-old Flint man became the first person to be...