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South Dakota man given 10 years for defrauding military

Jan. 21, 2022 10:58 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former western Wisconsin man has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison for committing fraud to obtain military contracts. Craig Klund, of Yankton, South Dakota, was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft for...

Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Jan. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Detroit's mayor believes tens of thousands of residents in the majority-Black city were missed in the 2020 census. Somerton, Arizona, leaders are incredulous the Census Bureau says they lost residents during a decade when the overwhelmingly Hispanic community grew enough to warrant a new high...

Journalist freed by Myanmar helps light menorah in Detroit

Nov. 30, 2021 06:52 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An American journalist who was recently freed after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar helped light one of eight Hanukkah candles during a holiday celebration in downtown Detroit. Danny Fenster, 37, joined elected and community...

Journalist returns home to Detroit area after Myanmar ordeal

Nov. 17, 2021 09:07 AM EST

HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, said he feels “incredibly fortunate" to be back home in suburban Detroit after his uncertain time behind bars. Fenster, 37, was greeted...

US journalist jailed for months in Myanmar lands in New York

Nov. 16, 2021 15:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, who was freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, arrived Tuesday in the United States for an emotional reunion with his family. Fenster, who was sentenced last week to 11 years of hard labor, was...

Battle among Ecuador prison gangs kills at least 68 inmates

Nov. 13, 2021 19:54 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A prolonged gunbattle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison killed at least 68 inmates and wounded 25 on Saturday, while authorities said it took most of the day to regain control at the Litoral Penitentiary, which recently saw the country’s worst...

Myanmar court sentences US journalist to 11 years in jail

Nov. 12, 2021 15:15 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison with hard labor, the maximum penalty under three charges, despite calls by the United States and rights groups for his release. It was the harshest...