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UN approves resolution to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually over Serb opposition

May. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations approved a resolution Thursday establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters of the mass...

Baltimore's former top prosecutor being sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury

May. 23, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore will soon learn her sentence for lying about her personal finances so she could improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby appeared before a...

Man is held in France over posts about California murders as Olympic torch passes through Bordeaux

May. 23, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A man in France who posted online about a deadly rampage in California in 2014 has been taken into custody and has told police investigators he had been thinking about an attack of his own, the French prosecutor overseeing the police probe in Bordeaux said Thursday. ...

Spanish police recover fourth of 5 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in Madrid in 2015

May. 23, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have recovered the fourth of five paintings by Irish-born painter Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015. A police statement Thursday said the 1989 painting of a man's head, titled on the back as “Study for Portrait of...

Missile splashes into the Red Sea, causing no damage in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

May. 23, 2024 03:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea on Thursday, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said. The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack,...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serb-controlled territory reiterated a threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs....

Arizona Senate advances proposed ballot measure to let local police make border-crossing arrests

May. 22, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate approved a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in November to make it a state crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of entry. The proposal approved Wednesday on a 16-13 party-line vote...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...

Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

North Carolina attorney general seeks funds to create fetanyl, cold case units

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Wednesday he wants additional staff for his office to combat fentanyl trafficking and to solve longstanding sexual assault crimes, as well as more funds to help law enforcement agencies recruit and retain officers. ...