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Green Bay man gets 2 consecutive life terms in fatal stabbings of 2 women found dead in home

May. 21, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man convicted in the fatal stabbings of two women found dead in a home last year has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms without any chance for parole. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Beau Liegeois also ordered Richard Sotka, 49, on...

Graceland is not for sale, Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough says in lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 10:51 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is fighting plans to publicly auction his Graceland estate in Memphis after a company tried to sell the property based on claims that a loan using the king of rock ’n’ roll's former home as collateral was not repaid. ...

The Latest | France, Belgium, Slovenia support bid for arrest warrants of Israel and Hamas leaders

May. 21, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

France, Belgium and Slovenia released statements supporting the world’s top war crimes court and its chief prosecutor's request for arrest warrants for leaders of Israel and Hamas, after Israel and the United States both harshly condemned the effort. The International Criminal...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple Germany's government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

UN maritime tribunal says countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution

May. 21, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A U.N. tribunal on maritime law said Tuesday that countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a victory for small island nations that are on the front lines of climate change. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found...

State Supreme Court and Republican congressional primary elections top Georgia ballots

May. 21, 2024 09:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's elections on Tuesday include a state Supreme Court race that's grown unusually heated by the sleepy standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, as well as a five-way GOP primary for an open seat in the strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District south and...

Greek judge dismisses case against Egyptians accused in shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants

May. 21, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — A Greek judge dismissed a case Tuesday against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece...

UK court rules that extension of police powers to intervene in protests is unlawful

May. 21, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that new regulations that gave U.K. police more powers to intervene in protests are unlawful. Civil liberties campaign group Liberty brought legal action against the British government over a law passed last year that lowered the...

London judge rejects Prince Harry's bid to add allegations against Rupert Murdoch in tabloid lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 08:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry can't expand his privacy lawsuit against The Sun tabloid publisher to include allegations that Rupert Murdoch and some other executives were part of an effort to conceal and destroy evidence of unlawful information gathering, a London judge ruled Tuesday. ...

Israel tries to contain the fallout after some allies support ICC prosecutor's request for warrants

May. 21, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel sought Tuesday to contain the fallout from a request by the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, a move supported by three European countries, including key ally France. Belgium, Slovenia...