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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. The former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to face child sex abuse charges.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Extradited teacher appears in Australia court on sex charges

Jan. 28, 2021 12:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday to face child sex abuse charges. Malka Leifer, 54, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court by video link from a police station where she is in COVID-19 quarantine. ...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Thai immigration officers talk to people at a bar on Koh Phangan island, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand. Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. (Police Investigation Team of Surat Thani Immigration via AP)

89 foreigners arrested at Thai bar flouting COVID-19 rules

Jan. 28, 2021 12:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. The Tuesday night raid on the Three Sixty Bar on Koh Phangan also netted 22 Thais, including one identified as the...

Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

In this photo released Jan. 16, 2021, by the Napa County, Calif., Sheriff's Office, shows Ian Rogers. The Northern California man who was allegedly stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, and had a sticker associated with an anti-government militia on his vehicle has been charged, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Rogers, 43, of Napa, was arrested earlier this month on state illegal firearm charges after sheriff’s deputies and federal agents found a cache of weapons and explosives at his home and auto repair shop, authorities said. (Napa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Napa man with illegal weapons, pipe bombs charged

Jan. 27, 2021 11:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man has been charged with stockpiling weapons, including pipe bombs, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday, and the FBI said he sent texts that could be seen as threats against the governor’s office and social media companies. Ian Rogers, 44, of Napa, was...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters during a news conference in which she announces that the state will shut down its system for processing unemployment claims to combat fraud, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The 2 1/2-day shutdown will delay payments to some jobless workers while the state installs anti-fraud processes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas to shut down unemployment system to deal with fraud

Jan. 27, 2021 11:00 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of fraudulent unemployment claims are prompting Kansas to shut down its processing system this weekend, meaning some jobless workers will have payments delayed as the state installs new anti-fraud protections, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday. Kelly acknowledged that...

Panel OKs plan to narrow stalking law over victim opposition

Jan. 27, 2021 9:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to narrow the legal definition of stalking cleared an early hurdle at the Utah Legislature Wednesday, despite opposition from victims and advocates. Republican Rep. Candice Pierucci said she decided to sponsor the bill after hearing about an unfair arrest of a Utah man who...

Vacaville police kill driver who struck patrol vehicle

Jan. 27, 2021 9:29 PM EST

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who rammed a patrol car during a chase, authorities said. Police spotted a pickup truck doing doughnuts in a parking lot behind Vacaville City Hall near police headquarters at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and chased the truck, which...

Smoked out: Tips, videos lead to Capitol riot suspects in NY

Jan. 27, 2021 9:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who boasted in a Facebook video that he was in the “Capitol building smoking with all my people!” and a Long Island man who told a friend on Instagram “I’d storm the Capitol for you any day" were arrested Wednesday in connection with...

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her virtual State of the State address the state, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer seeks common ground with Legislature to end pandemic

Jan. 27, 2021 9:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address Wednesday, calling for quick passage of a multibillion-dollar relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to Michigan...

FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Seahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 9:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was charged with first-degree domestic violence assault on Wednesday following his arrest last weekend. Wheeler was additionally charged with domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest by King County Prosecutors....