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Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an...

Polish scientist is being held in Iran, government confirms

Jul. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A citizen of Poland is being held in Tehran, the Polish government said Thursday, confirming the detention after Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused several Europeans of spying on military sites as tensions remain high between Tehran and the West. ...

Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:09 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial.

EXPLAINER: Chauvin heads to federal prison for Floyd's death

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

Reward reaches $50K for information in Concord killings

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A reward has now reached $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or people responsible for killing a Concord couple, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday. Stephen Reid, 67, and Djeswende Reid, 66, left their apartment...

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 07, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, with a deal in place that will extend the time the former Minneapolis police officer already is spending behind bars for killing Floyd while shifting him to possibly more favorable...

Wisconsin court rules against transgender sex offender

Jul. 07, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Thursday that a transgender woman cannot change her name because she is on the state's sex offender registry and the law does not allow people on the registry to change their names. The court’s 4-3...

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and technical experts of the company that manages many of...

Rights groups say probe into Egypt economist's death flawed

Jul. 07, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two leading human rights groups on Thursday accused Egyptian authorities of failing to conduct an impartial and transparent investigation into the suspicious death of an economic researcher in custody. In a joint statement, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International...