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Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the...

UN human rights chief decries new Myanmar death sentences

Dec. 02, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has sentenced more critics to death, bringing the total to 139, and is using capital punishment as a tool to crush opposition, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said Friday. High Commissioner Volker Türk said at...

2nd ex-soldier pleads guilty in Army barracks slaying

Dec. 01, 2022 12:41 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A second former Army soldier has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the 2020 killing of a fellow service member found dead from dozens of cuts and slashes in his barracks at a Georgia base. Jordan Brown, 21, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District...

EU seeks specialized court to investigate Russia war crimes

Nov. 30, 2022 16:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed Wednesday to set up a U.N.-backed court to investigate possible war crimes Russia committed in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in a video...

Mexico high court upholds keeping military on police duties

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a constitutional change that allows the military to continue in law enforcement duties until 2028. The court ruled against appeals that argued law enforcement should be left to civilian police forces. Critics warned...

Stevenson announces bid for attorney general in Kentucky

Nov. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker whose resume includes ministry work and a career in the military announced Monday that she will run for Kentucky attorney general next year. State Rep. Pam Stevenson, an attorney from Louisville, filed paperwork to begin running for the...

Greece: 7 Egyptians held, suspected of crewing migrant boat

Nov. 25, 2022 08:58 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested seven Egyptians suspected of having crewed a fishing boat crammed with nearly 500 migrants that lost steering in high winds off Crete and triggered a major rescue effort earlier this week. The seven were arrested on...

Pakistani court orders release of man who attacked Musharraf

Nov. 21, 2022 05:55 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of a man on completion of his jail term in connection with the 2003 assassination attempt on the country's former President Pervez Musharraf, a defense lawyer said. Rana Tanveer had been sentenced to 14 years...

Imprisoned Russian activist honored with human rights award

Nov. 18, 2022 04:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An imprisoned Russian opposition activist who was honored by a human rights advocacy group dedicated his award to the thousands of people who have been arrested or detained in Russia for protesting President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine. UN Watch, a Geneva-based...

Man with Area 51 website says US agents searched his homes

Nov. 17, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man who operates a website focusing on the remote formerly top-secret U.S. military base Area 51 — long an object of UFO and space alien lore — said Thursday that military and federal investigators raided his homes in what he called a bid to muzzle him. ...