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Russia expels 2 German diplomats over Berlin murder probe

Dec. 12, 2019 3:32 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry said Thursday that it has expelled two German diplomats in retaliation for Germany doing the same last week. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it was making the move “due to the reciprocity principle” and ordered them to leave the country within...

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 12:49 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....

Details sparse after a Texas man is fatally shot by police

Dec. 11, 2019 11:34 PM EST

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — More than a week after a 28-year-old Texas man was fatally shot in the head by a police officer, authorities haven’t released any details on the circumstances of the shooting. Michael Dean was killed Dec. 2 in Temple, located 70 miles (112 kilometers) northeast of Austin. Dallas...

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Dec. 11, 2019 11:31 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi denied Wednesday that Myanmar's armed forces committed genocide, telling the United Nation's top court that the mass exodus of Rohingya people from the country she leads was the unfortunate result of a...

Hot-shooting Kansas State cruises past Alabama State 86-41

Dec. 11, 2019 11:06 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber wanted his team to “just start playing better.” The Wildcats did just that on Wednesday night, playing their best game of the season in an 86-41 rout of Alabama State. Xavier Sneed scored a season high 20 points and Cartier Diarra had a...

Texas police officer killed by man fleeing traffic stop

Dec. 11, 2019 10:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area police sergeant was killed when a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant broke free from police while being handcuffed, fled from a traffic stop and struck her with his vehicle, police said. The search continued Wednesday for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson, who police said...

Weinstein's bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor

Dec. 11, 2019 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Wednesday hiked Harvey Weinstein’s bail over allegations he mishandled or disabled his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months. Judge James Burke gave Weinstein three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and warned the disgraced movie mogul that...

Houston police chief: Slain sergeant's vest didn't fail

Dec. 11, 2019 10:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The bullet-resistant vest worn by a Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot was not penetrated by bullets as initially thought, according to a Houston Police Department statement. The initial belief that Sgt. Christopher Brewster's soft body armor failed had prompted Police Chief Art...

Timeline of events that left 5 victims and 2 attackers dead

Dec. 11, 2019 9:51 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A timeline of events in the Jersey City attack and related developments, as provided by state and local officials: SATURDAY — 10 p.m.: Police find a body with head injuries in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car in Bayonne, New Jersey. They identified the victim as 34-year-old...