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2 Indiana officers shot, suspect dead after gunfire exchange

Feb. 05, 2023 11:29 AM EST

MITCHELL, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana law enforcement officers were shot and wounded early Sunday during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who fled a traffic stop on foot and fired at the officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Both officers flown to a hospital...

Tyre Nichols' mom, chief: Women on two sides of a tragedy

Feb. 05, 2023 09:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols ’ mother was just steps away from her son but couldn't hear his anguished cries. Beaten and broken, struggling to survive, Nichols had called out for her as five Memphis Police Department officers punched him, kicked him, and hit him with a...

Iraqis protest gender violence after YouTube star killed

Feb. 05, 2023 09:36 AM EST

DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi protesters gathered Sunday to decry the so-called “honor killing” of a 22-year-old YouTube star who was allegedly strangled by her father, adding fuel to calls for legal reforms protecting women. Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan on...

Iran acknowledges 'tens of thousands' detained in protests

Feb. 05, 2023 09:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday reportedly ordered an amnesty or reduction in prison sentences for “tens of thousands” of people detained amid nationwide anti-government protests shaking the country, acknowledging for the first time the scale of the...

Turmoil risks financial stability Peru long took for granted

Feb. 05, 2023 09:06 AM EST

CUSCO, Peru (AP) — Marco Gonzales ventured to the Andean city of Cusco from his home in the Peruvian Amazon in 2007 with little more than $20, a smidgeon of English and a change of clothes poorly suited for the icy mountain air. He started offering walking tours of the former...

Israeli army besieges homes of fugitives in West Bank raid

Feb. 04, 2023 16:31 PM EST

AQABAT JABR REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli army raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho on Saturday, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire. The fighting wounded six Palestinians, two...

Israelis protest government's judicial overhaul plans

Feb. 04, 2023 14:17 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday for a weekly demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government’s proposed judicial overhauls, which opponents say threaten Israel’s democratic values. The protesters marched at two...

Man sentenced for stealing police rifle during protests

Feb. 04, 2023 12:04 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 26-year-old Everett, Washington man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison for stealing a high-powered rifle from a Seattle police vehicle during protests after George Floyd was killed in 2020. Jacob D. Little pulled the rifle out of a heavily damaged police...

Iranian director freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Feb. 04, 2023 10:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was released on bail Friday, two days after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment last summer, his supporters said. Panahi was arrested last July and later ordered to serve six years on charges...

Sri Lanka marks independence anniversary amid economic woes

Feb. 04, 2023 08:47 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka marked its 75th independence anniversary on Saturday as a bankrupt nation, with many citizens angry, anxious and in no mood to celebrate. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has started to improve some but not all of the acute shortages,...