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Austin in Philippines to discuss larger US military presence

Feb. 01, 2023 02:30 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was in the Philippines on Wednesday for talks about deploying U.S. forces and weapons in more Philippine military camps to ramp up deterrence against China’s increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the disputed South China...

Mississippi's 1st Black woman legislator won't seek new term

Jan. 31, 2023 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates' qualifying...

About 80 inmates released with ankle monitors under new law

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 80 Alabama inmates were released with ankle monitors Tuesday as a 2021 law took effect requiring inmates to spend the final few months of their prison sentence on supervised release, the Alabama Department of Corrections said. The law requires inmates...

Italy on alert amid anarchist attacks on diplomatic missions

Jan. 31, 2023 12:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy's government has increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant, the foreign minister said Tuesday. ...

3 rappers missing for days since Detroit gig was scratched

Jan. 31, 2023 11:09 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Three aspiring rappers who met in prison have been missing for 10 days after a Detroit gig suddenly was canceled because of an equipment problem, police said. "We just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to find the answer to,” Cmdr....

Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat

Jan. 31, 2023 08:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for...

Kidnap suspect released day he arrived at Nevada prison

Jan. 31, 2023 06:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state’s custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday....

WVa lab owner admits to lying about testing public water

Jan. 31, 2023 04:13 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The co-owner of a West Virginia water laboratory on Monday pleaded guilty in federal court to submitting false results for a city's public drinking water samples that were never tested, prosecutors said. Tenley Megan Miller reported that she tested water...

400 Alabama inmates to be released early under 2021 law

Jan. 30, 2023 21:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several hundred Alabama inmates are set to be freed from prison under a 2021 sentencing law that sends prisoners to supervised release several months before their sentences are set to end. Approximately 400 inmates are scheduled to be released under the law...

Homicide being investigated at Montana State Prison

Jan. 30, 2023 19:03 PM EST

DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate has died in a suspected homicide, which is being investigated by the Department of Corrections and the Powell County Sheriff's Office. Todd C. Fisher, 49, of Glendive, died on Sunday at the prison in Deer Lodge, officials said....