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A man walks in front of a billboard of the United Democratic Party outside the party's headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Kyaw Myint, the chairman of the United Democratic Party, has been arrested as a fugitive from justice after recent reports in Myanmar media contained allegations of a shady past, including financial finagling and a prison escape. The party is fielding the second highest number of candidates for the November elections, and other party executives say it will carry on campaigning. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar political party chief arrested for prison escape

Sep. 30, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The leader of a party fielding the second highest number of candidates for Myanmar’s November elections has been arrested after local media reported allegations of a shady past, including a prison escape and financial finagling. Despite the arrest of Kyaw Myint, another...

Authorities searching for inmate who escaped Kentucky jail

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Kentucky jail on Tuesday through a hole in a fourth-floor window. Officials think inmate Anthony Martinez, 30, climbed through the window and then used a hose draped along the building to lower himself to the ground,...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2005 file photo, Mexican Army soldiers inspect the surrounding the top-security Puente Grande prison, on the outskirts Guadalajara City, Mexico. The Mexican government announced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that it will close the Puente Grande federal prison made famous by the 2001 escape of convicted drug lord Joaquin

Mexico to close prison famous for drug lord escape

Sep. 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Monday it will close the “Puente Grande” federal prison made famous by the 2001 escape of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The prison was known for such lax standards that it earned the nickname “Puerta Grande,” or...

Egypt: 3 police killed as 4 convicts attempt prison bust

Sep. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Three Egyptian police officers were killed when four men, convicted on terror-related charges and awaiting their death sentences, attempted on Wednesday to escape from a notorious Cairo prison, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry, which oversees the country’s police and prisons,...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo, a man speaks on his mobile phone, as firemen extinguish a fire that erupted in a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, sentenced two political party operatives of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fire

Sep. 22, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. The court also sentenced the factory's four guards to life in prison...

More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreak

Sep. 16, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northeast. At least three people, a soldier and two of the 219 escapees, died in the firefight, according to...

This undated photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows Deandre Williams. Williams has been charged in the Sept. 2, 2020, slaying of a 50-year-old Wayne County sheriff's deputy at a jail in downtown Detroit. The county prosecutor's office says Williams of Detroit was arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 9 on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, murder of a police officer, felony murder, unarmed robbery and escaping jail through violence. The sheriff's office says Cpl. Bryant Searcy was checking cell doors when he was attacked as he walked past one he thought was locked. (Detroit Police Department via AP)

Inmate charged in slaying of deputy in Detroit jail

Sep. 9, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An inmate has been charged in the slaying of a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy at a jail in downtown Detroit. Deandre Williams, 28, of Detroit, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, murder of a police officer, felony murder, unarmed robbery and escaping...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Mexican drug lord Joaquin

El Chapo's lawyers appeal his US drug conspiracy conviction

Sep. 5, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants his U.S. conspiracy conviction thrown out. An appeal filed Friday argues that a judge made rulings allowing a jury to hear faulty evidence at his trial. It also cites reports that before reaching a guilty verdict,...

A woman waves an old Belarusian national flag standing on the roof as Belarusian opposition supporters march to Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. A vast demonstration with many thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of Belarus' authoritarian president are rallying in the capital, continuing the public dissent since the disputed presidential election. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Video shows armed Belarus president as protests roil capital

Aug. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The authoritarian president of Belarus made a dramatic show of defiance Sunday against the massive protests demanding his resignation, toting a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest as he strode off a helicopter that landed at his residence while demonstrators massed nearby. In the...

FILE - Curtis Watson, right, stands as a preliminary hearing is recessed in this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, in Ripley, Tenn. Shernaye Johnson filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 suing the facility and its warden, seeking a jury trial and $5 million in damages for the death of her mother, Debra Johnson. Curtis Ray Watson has been charged with raping and killing Johnson and escaping the prison on a tractor. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Lawsuit filed in Tennessee prison administrator's killing

Aug. 11, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a Tennessee corrections administrator who authorities say was killed during a prison escape has sued the facility and its warden for negligence in her death. Shernaye Johnson has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a jury trial and $5 million in damages for the...