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US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country’s military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday. The joint statement came after a two-day...

Johnson, Graham, Beck finalists for Salute to Service Award

Jan. 20, 2022 11:11 AM EST

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Denver Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. The award recognizes people who demonstrated exceptional effort to honor and support members...

Taliban storm Kabul apartment, arrest activist, her sisters

Jan. 20, 2022 11:06 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban stormed an apartment in Kabul, smashing the door in and arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters, an eyewitness said Thursday. A Taliban statement appeared to blame the incident on a recent women's protest, saying insulting Afghan values will...

Tunisian party blames death of member on police violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:03 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party has blamed the death of one of its party members who was hospitalized following protests last week on the “excessive violence” of the security forces. The Ennahdha party said that Ridha Bouziane, 57, died on Wednesday...

Nets hold off Wizards' rally, beat Washington 119-118

Jan. 19, 2022 23:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Kuzma missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and he could accept that. He was less diplomatic about a play earlier in the fourth quarter, when someone on the Brooklyn bench appeared to reach out and deflect a pass that was headed toward Kuzma in the corner....

Kansas City man sentenced for role in U.S. Capitol riot

Jan. 19, 2022 16:13 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who participated in last year's riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to home detention and probation. Carey Jon Walden was sentenced to 30 days of home detention, three years’ probation, 60 hours of community service and a...

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earlier this week. The predawn...

2 arrested on disorderly conduct charges in US Capitol riot

Jan. 19, 2022 12:40 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women have been arrested on charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating related to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, the FBI said. The women were identified as Kirstyn Niemela, 33, of Hudson, New Hampshire, and...

Kazakh defense minister fired; last Russia-led troops leave

Jan. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry says all the troops deployed to Kazakhstan by a Russia-led security alliance this month to help quell violent unrest have left the former Soviet nation, with the last four military planes landing outside Moscow on Wednesday. The...