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Video shows struggle for hammer during Pelosi attack

Jan. 27, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. The body-camera footage shows suspect David DePape wrest the tool from...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2023 12:18 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Initiative exposes state’s laggardly approach to veterans The plan to use a wing at Grace Lutheran Church for veterans housing is an interesting one. It’s well outside the typical project for Habitat for...

Colorado supermarket shooting suspect set for hearing

Jan. 27, 2023 11:10 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The mental competency of a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket nearly two years ago is set to be discussed again during a hearing Friday as a judge considers whether he can move ahead toward a trial. Court proceedings against Ahmad Al Aliwi...

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Jan. 27, 2023 10:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, by their offshore oil industry employer as the hurricane bore...

Spanish court charges letter bomb suspect with terrorism

Jan. 27, 2023 09:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court said Friday it had charged a 74-year-old retired man with terrorism for allegedly sending six letters containing explosive material to Spain’s prime minister and the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies in the country. The as-yet-unidentified man...

Nepal Supreme Court removes deputy PM over citizenship

Jan. 27, 2023 09:45 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s Supreme Court on Friday removed the country’s deputy prime minister from office and from his parliamentary seat for violating citizenship laws. Rabi Lamichhane had become deputy prime minister and the powerful home minster after his newly formed...

Journalists convicted of revealing Finland defense secrets

Jan. 27, 2023 07:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two investigative journalists for a major daily newspaper in Finland were convicted Friday of revealing national defense secrets in a 2017 article that prosecutors said included information from classified documents, Finnish media said. The prosecution...

UK student nurse charged with taking bomb to maternity ward

Jan. 27, 2023 07:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A student nurse appeared in a British court Friday, charged with planning to attack an air force base and taking a home-made bomb to a hospital maternity unit where he worked. Mohammad Farooq, 27, was arrested outside St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds,...

Philippines: Unapproved probe into killings unacceptable

Jan. 27, 2023 06:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine justice secretary said Friday that any investigation violating the country's sovereignty by the International Criminal Court into the widespread killings of suspects during an anti-drug crackdown under former President Rodrigo Duterte would be “totally...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Warren is 5th justice with Navy ship

Jan. 27, 2023 05:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's name is on the U.S. Navy's newest fuel ship. Justice Elena Kagan smashed a champagne bottle against its hull in a shipyard ceremony in San Diego last weekend. Two other justices soon will join Warren, who in 1954...