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Florida teen pleads guilty to fatally stabbing classmate

Feb. 06, 2023 11:29 AM EST

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate 114 times in 2021. The plea deal came as jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday morning in the first-degree murder trail of Aiden Fucci, who was 14 when Tristyn...

Kenya labor court rules that Facebook can be sued

Feb. 06, 2023 11:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A judge in Kenya has ruled that Facebook’s parent company, Meta, can be sued in the East African country. Meta tried to have the case dropped, arguing that Kenyan courts do not have jurisdiction over their operations, but the labor court judge dismissed...

Russia sentences popular cookbook author over Ukraine posts

Feb. 06, 2023 10:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a popular cookbook author and blogger to nine years in prison after convicting her in absentia of spreading false information about the country’s military. The trial was part of the Kremlin’s sweeping, months-long crackdown on dissent. ...

Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

Feb. 06, 2023 10:08 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners administered the lethal chemical from behind a...

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

Concern rises for lives of 2 Thai activists on hunger strike

Feb. 06, 2023 06:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers in Thailand seeking political and judicial reforms heightened Monday after the hospital where the two women are being kept urgently summoned their parents. Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, 21, and Orawan “Bam”...

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Feb. 06, 2023 03:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site. Critics denounced Islamabad's action, saying it was a blow to digital rights. Under...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 00:23 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Full hearings needed on marijuana driving-under-the-influence bill A Greater Cleveland legislator’s bill would give people arrested for driving or boating under the influence of marijuana a chance to produce...

One killed and four injured at rap concert in Arkansas

Feb. 05, 2023 18:38 PM EST

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — One person is dead and four others injured following a shooting at a rap concert in Newport, Arkansas, early Sunday, police told KAIT-TV in Jonesboro. A 19-year-old woman was killed and four people were injured in the attack, which occurred during a Fredo Bang...

Ride at Iowa amusement park where boy died will never reopen

Feb. 05, 2023 16:17 PM EST

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — The ride at an Iowa amusement park where an 11-year-old boy was killed in 2021 will never reopen, the park's owners said. Bill Lentz, Adventureland's general manager, said in a letter posted on the park's website Friday that after spending months reviewing the...