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Contact made with pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish sailors

Jan. 28, 2021 10:56 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish crew members of a cargo ship off the West African coast, have made contact with the shipping company, Turkish media reports said Thursday. All 15 sailors were “well, unhurt and being kept together,” according to a statement from the...

Iowa prisoner who killed wife in 2003 dies of COVID-19

Jan. 28, 2021 10:44 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa prisoner serving a life sentence for the shooting death of his wife 18 years ago has died after contracting coronavirus in prison, officials said. Harold Duncan, 89, died Tuesday from complications from COVID-19 and other pre-existing medical conditions, the Iowa Department...

FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, lead prosecutor Maria Cristina Rota talks with reporters as the leaves Palazzo Chigi premier's office, in Rome. Prosecutors from northern Italy have traveled to Rome again Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to question the health minister and others as part of their broadening investigation into whether to lay any criminal blame for Italy’s horrific coronavirus toll. Back in June, Bergamo prosecutors questioned Premier Giuseppe Conte, Health Minister Roberto Speranza and other top officials about the delayed lockdown in two Bergamo towns where infections were reported in the early days of Italy’s outbreak. Bergamo subsequently became the Italy’s COVID-19 epicenter, the first in the West, registering a 571% excess mortality rate in March compared to the average of the previous five years. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Probe into Italy virus response looks into preparedness plan

Jan. 28, 2021 10:35 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors from northern Italy traveled to Rome on Thursday to question the health minister and others as part of their broadening investigation into whether to lay any criminal blame for Italy’s horrific coronavirus toll, and whether a lack of preparedness contributed to it. Back in...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, volunteers help migrants and refugees on a dinghy as they arrive on the shore of the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. A Washington-based Syrian rights group filed on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 a case with the International Criminal Court calling for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity by Greece for its treatment of refugees at its borders and in sprawling camps. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Syria group files for int'l probe of Greece migrant abuse

Jan. 28, 2021 10:35 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Washington-based Syrian rights group filed a case with the International Criminal Court on Thursday, calling for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity by Greece for its mistreatment of refugees. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center said witness testimony and video...

Teen charged in killing of 84-year-old women in her home

Jan. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been charged in the killing of an 84-year-old woman who was found stabbed and beaten to death in her apartment, officials said. Eva Fuld was found dead Monday afternoon, four days after authorities believe she was killed during a home invasion at her Syracuse...

Lina André looks out from the entrance of the National Penitentiary where she waits to deliver food for her boyfriend who is incarcerated there, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Her boyfriend has been incarcerated for 10 years but hasn’t seen a judge since he was arrested on suspicion of killing a man. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Strikes, violence overwhelm Haiti's crumbling judiciary

Jan. 28, 2021 10:06 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A warning from a well-known judge in Haiti crackled recently over the radio: “Don’t let them arrest you, because you don’t know when you will be released from prison.” Haiti’s justice system has long been dysfunctional. But in recent years...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sits in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona's Electoral College votes in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans have a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem. Again. Before she joined Congress this month, Greene supported Facebook posts that advocated violence against leading Democrats and the FBI. While some Republicans condemned the activity on Wednesday, it was hardly a surprise. Facebook posts surfaced last year showing she’d expressed racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

GOP tested anew by Georgia congresswoman's Facebook activity

Jan. 28, 2021 9:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem. Again. Before she joined the House this month, Greene supported Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI. One suggested shooting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head. In response to a post raising the...

Police: 3 people stabbed or cut in Grand Rapids

Jan. 28, 2021 9:55 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Three people have been stabbed or cut during an incident in western Michigan. Officers found the victims shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday after responding to 911 calls, according to Grand Rapids police. They were being treated at hospitals for wounds that were not considered...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020 file photo, police in riot gear stand guard in Kenosha, Wis. According to police officials, two police officers who were on the scene when a white officer shot and partially paralyzed a Black man in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, have returned to duty. The update announced Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, comes as Officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, in Kenosha, remains on administrative leave while a police review board examines the case.  (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

2 of 3 officers at Blake shooting in Wisconsin back on duty

Jan. 28, 2021 9:52 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Two police officers who were on the scene when a white officer shot and partially paralyzed a Black man in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, have returned to duty, according to police officials. The update announced Wednesday comes as Officer Rusten Sheskey, who...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears on a TV screen during a live session with the court during a hearing of his appeal in a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, with an image of the Moscow Kremlin in the background. Navalny was jailed soon after arriving to Moscow after authorities accused him of violating of the terms of his 2014 fraud conviction. A court on Thursday is to hear an appeal on the ruling to remand him into custody. Next week, another court will decide whether to send him to prison for several years for the alleged violations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Navalny defiant as Russian court rejects arrest appeal

Jan. 28, 2021 9:34 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his arrest while authorities detained several of his allies and issued warnings to social media companies after tens of thousands swarmed the streets in over 100 Russian cities last weekend demanding his...