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Appellate court drops claim against Pulse shooter's employer

Apr. 2, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court upheld a lower court's ruling that a security firm employing the gunman responsible for a gay nightclub shooting can't be held liable for failing to investigate complaints against the shooter, giving him firearm training and allowing him to possess a...

Municipal workers sanitize the areas surrounding the Giza pyramids complex in hopes of curbing the coronavirus outbreak in Egypt, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt expels Guardian reporter for challenging virus count

Mar. 26, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has expelled a correspondent for The Guardian over a report citing a study that challenged the official count of coronavirus cases in the Arab world's most populous country, the British daily reported Thursday. The paper's correspondent, Ruth Michaelson, left the country last week after...

People wear face masks as they shop at a food market in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, March 16, 2020. Israel imposed sweeping travel and quarantine measures the government ordered restaurants, malls, cinemas, gyms and daycare centers shut to contain the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Spying on the virus: Israel secret service to track patients

Mar. 17, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's shadowy Shin Bet internal security service said Tuesday that his agency received Cabinet approval overnight to start deploying the agency's phone surveillance technology to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Israel, a move that sparked widespread criticism...

Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, third from left, and other judges take their seats in court on the second day of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in 2014, tore the MH17 passenger jet apart killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch prosecutors: Russia wants to thwart MH17 investigation

Mar. 10, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch prosecutor said Tuesday that there are “strong indications” Russia wants to undermine investigations into the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 and told judges at the trial of four suspects that many witnesses fear for their safety. Prosecutor Thijs Berger...

Site of fatal Las Vegas motel fire burglarized 3 times

Mar. 6, 2020 1:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A downtown Las Vegas apartment building was burglarized three times during an investigation of a fatal fire, a lawyer for the motel said. Lawyer Steven Jaffe said police arrested four suspects in the Alpine Motel Apartments break-ins, which occurred at the end of February, the Las Vegas...

Virginia Beach may revamp HR department in wake of shooting

Mar. 5, 2020 9:56 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may overhaul its human resources department in the wake of last year's mass shooting by a city employee. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Acting City Manager Tom Leahy proposed a revamp on Tuesday. He said the plan would eliminate what many city...

Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community

Feb. 28, 2020 9:39 PM EST

SAN JOSE (AP) — California health officials on Friday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it. Health officials in San Jose said the patient was...

Suspected far-right extremist on Germany's radar for months

Feb. 16, 2020 6:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Sunday that the main suspect detained last week as part of police raids on alleged far-right extremists had been on authorities' radar for several months. Der Spiegel reported that 53-year-old Werner S. from the Augsburg region was classified by the German security...

Mozambique drops appeal in South Africa over former minister

Feb. 10, 2020 12:19 PM EST

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The Mozambican attorney general’s office on Monday withdrew its appeal to South African courts to have former Finance Minister Manuel Chang extradited back home amid a massive debt scandal. Chang faces trial in the United States and in Mozambique for his involvement in the...