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Pastor prays for peace after brutal beating of Tyre Nichols

Jan. 29, 2023 16:06 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The pastor at the Memphis church where Tyre Nichols ' family spoke from the pulpit urging peace after his brutal killing reiterated the call for calm Sunday following the release of video showing the fatal beating by police. Cities nationwide have braced for...

Erdogan might approve Finland's NATO bid, 'shock' Sweden

Jan. 29, 2023 15:56 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has suggested his country might approve Finland's application for NATO membership before taking any action on Sweden's, while the Turkish government issued a travel warning for European countries due to anti-Turkish demonstrations and what it described as...

Peru's protest 'deactivators' run toward tear gas to stop it

Jan. 29, 2023 15:50 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When police fire tear gas at protesters demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, most run away. A few, though, run toward the gas canisters as quickly as possible — to neutralize them. These are the “deactivators.”...

Protesters: 'Cop City' activist's killing doesn't make sense

Jan. 29, 2023 14:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tortuguita’s cautious voice rang out from a platform amid the tall pines the first time Vienna met them: “Who goes there?” she remembers them calling. The tree-dweller, who chose the moniker Tortuguita – Spanish for “Little Turtle” – over their given...

France must raise pension age to 64, prime minister says

Jan. 29, 2023 07:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s prime minister insisted Sunday that the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 is “no longer negotiable,” further angering parliamentary opponents and unions who plan new mass protests and disruptive strikes this week. Raising the...

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Jan. 29, 2023 04:00 AM EST

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, said he was deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to the former site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, describing it Saturday as an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden...

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

Jan. 29, 2023 00:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians, including plans to beef up Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in response to a pair of shooting attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded five...

Trump says beating of Nichols 'never should have happened'

Jan. 28, 2023 23:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said the footage of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers is “horrible” and that the attack “never should have happened.” “I thought it was terrible. He was in such trouble. He...

Fully clothed bathing burglar found in Seattle bathroom

Jan. 28, 2023 16:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A man suspected of breaking into a Seattle home has refused to come clean about his intentions, even though police found him fully clothed in a bathtub filled with water. A woman returned to her home Friday night to find a window smashed and an unknown man inside the...

Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 28, 2023 10:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with...