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Lawyer: Russian opposition leader Navalny has spinal hernias

Apr. 07, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has complained of serious back and leg pain in custody, said Wednesday that doctors have found him to be suffering from two spinal hernias. Vadim Kobzev told the Interfax news agency...

FBI probes toxic powder mailed to county officials in Kansas

Mar. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal terrorism task force is investigating after mail laced with a dangerous toxin was sent to a Sedgwick County government office, causing coughing and skin irritation for four employees and forcing several to undergo decontamination. The...

2 victims of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning identified

Mar. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts couple found dead in their home of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend have been identified as a well-respected retired police officer and his wife. William Rayno, 86, and his wife Matilda Rayno, 85, were found in...

Elderly couple found dead in home after carbon monoxide leak

Mar. 21, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — An elderly couple has died after a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their Methuen home, fire officials said. First responders were called to the home on Saturday by the couple's son who found them when he came to visit, Methuen Deputy Fire Chief...

Court confirms new trial for man convicted of killing wife

Mar. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an appellate court decision to order a new trial for a Kenosha County man convicted in the 1998 poisoning death of his wife. Mark Jensen, of Pleasant Prairie, was eventually convicted in 2008, on evidence...

Biden administration announces sanctions against Russian officials, businesses in opposition leader Navalny's poisoning

Mar. 04, 2021 10:39 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration announces sanctions against Russian officials, businesses in opposition leader Navalny's poisoning.

Kremlin says Russia will respond to new Western sanctions

Mar. 03, 2021 11:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday shrugged off new Western sanctions over the poisoning and arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as unfounded and pointless — but warned that Moscow will retaliate. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration sanctioned...

UN experts urge independent probe into Navalny's poisoning

Mar. 01, 2021 12:58 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two top U.N. human rights experts urged an international probe into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called Monday for his immediate release from prison. Agnès Callamard, the Special U.N. Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary...

Police recommend charges in frat alcohol poisoning death

Feb. 25, 2021 15:15 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Pullman police are recommending misdemeanor charges for seven fraternity members involved in the heavy drinking that led to a 19-year-old Washington State University student’s death by alcohol poisoning. Police in late January recommended hazing...

County pipeline begins serving residents who fear well water

Feb. 17, 2021 13:40 PM EST

JULIETTE, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia county has turned on a pipeline providing water to some residents who say their wells have been poisoned by coal ash from a nearby power plant. Monroe County commissioners gathered Tuesday for the connection of the first phase of a...