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Correction: Connecticut Court-Russia Probe story

Sep. 27, 2023 10:59 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story published Sept. 26, 2023, about the confirmation of Nora Dannehy to a seat on Connecticut’s Supreme Court, The Associated Press erroneously reported the vote total in the state’s House of Representatives. It was 120-18 in favor of confirmation.

Russia accuses Ukraine's Western allies of helping attack its Black Sea Fleet headquarters

Sep. 27, 2023 10:36 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine’s Western allies of helping plan and conduct last week’s missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters on the annexed Crimean Peninsula. “There is no doubt that the attack had been planned in advance using...

Dozens dead in gas station explosion as Nagorno-Karabakh residents flee to Armenia

Sep. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An explosion at a crowded gas station in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region left scores of people dead and injured as thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed to flee into neighboring Armenia, the separatist territory's authorities said Tuesday. Some 28,000...

Moscow court upholds 19-year prison sentence for Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny

Sep. 26, 2023 13:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow upheld a 19-year prison sentence Tuesday for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was convicted on charges of extremism in August. Navalny was found guilty on charges related to the activities of his anti-corruption foundation...

Swiss prosecutors indict an ex-employee of trading firm Gunvor over bribes paid in Republic of Congo

Sep. 26, 2023 12:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they have indicted a former employee of oil trading company Gunvor over bribes paid to obtain access to the Republic of Congo's petroleum market more than a decade ago. The attorney general's office said the indictment follows...

Today in History: September 26, Kennedy and Nixon in first-ever presidential nominees' debate

Sep. 26, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2022. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and...

Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander among 34 killed in a missile strike in Crimea, Ukraine claims

Sep. 25, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The missile strike that blasted the Crimean headquarters of Russia's navy last week killed 34 officers, including the fleet commander, Ukraine said Monday, though it provided no evidence to support its claim. Ukraine's Special Operation Forces said on the...

Today in History: September 25, soldiers escort Black students into Little Rock high school

Sep. 25, 2023 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2022. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock,...

Top US Air Force official in Mideast worries about possible Russia-Iran 'cooperation and collusion'

Sep. 24, 2023 23:47 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supplying of bomb-carrying drones to Russia could see Moscow help Tehran's program become more lethal, raising risks across the wider Middle East, the top U.S. Air Force commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Alexus...

A Kremlin critic was transferred to a Siberian prison and placed in a 'punishment cell,' lawyer says

Sep. 24, 2023 14:03 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — An imprisoned Russian opposition figure has been transferred to a maximum security prison in Siberia and placed in a tiny “punishment cell," his lawyer said Sunday. Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., 42, earlier this year was convicted of treason for publicly...