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2 more plead guilty in fire at Minneapolis police station

Jan. 23, 2021 4:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two more men have pleaded guilty to federal arson charges for their roles in a fire that damaged a Minneapolis police station during civil unrest in the days following the death of George Floyd, prosecutors announced. Davon De-Andre Turner, 25, and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, both of St....

Hutchinson notes decline in new Arkansas coronavirus cases

Jan. 23, 2021 4:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson noted a decline in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases from the same time last week, saying he hopes the trend will soon be reflected in a decrease in the number of deaths caused by the virus. The latest figures from the Arkansas Health Department...

People clash with police during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure. A Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe, was arrested on Jan. 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny's release

Jan. 23, 2021 4:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2000 file photo, Larry King, host of CNN's Larry King Live, asks a question to the Republican presidential candidates, from left, Sen. John McCain, Alan Keyes, and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, during the Republican presidential debate in Columbia, S.C.  King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Eric Draper, Pool)

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Jan. 23, 2021 4:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora...

This photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office shows a Las Vegas-based tour that rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. One person died, and two were critically injured. The cause of the rollover is under investigation. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Arizona sheriff's office investigating fatal tour bus crash

Jan. 23, 2021 4:07 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona sheriff's office was investigating a tour bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens of others, including five seriously, officials said Saturday. The Las Vegas-based bus crashed Friday and rolled over in northwestern Arizona while headed to a Grand Canyon...

Woman raped after botched police response to get $200K

Jan. 23, 2021 4:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The city government in Albany, New York, has agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement to a woman who was raped in November 2017 after a botched police response to a 911 call. The Albany Times-Union reported Saturday that the woman’s lawsuit alleged that the dispatcher who answered...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 1999 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

Jan. 23, 2021 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him. He was grandpa trying to dance to Drake at a wedding. But at least grandpa tried, didn't he? And...

New Hampshire schools face virus-related loss of funds

Jan. 23, 2021 3:53 PM EST

School districts across New Hampshire are losing money because the state’s funding formula is based on metrics heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sixteen mayors and school board leaders wrote to Gov. Chris Sununu and legislative leaders this week expressing their concerns. They explained that...

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over 'forever chemicals'

Jan. 23, 2021 3:52 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mexican leader says Biden offers $4B for Central America

Jan. 23, 2021 3:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors. Mexico's president said Saturday that Biden...